Saturday, June 25, 2011

My New Toy

I got my birthday present a whole month early on Friday.  It is a new lens for my camera--a 50mm prime 1.8 for those that are interested.  It costs about $175 more than our usual birthday presents.  My husband even paid the extra $8 shipping so I could have the whole weekend to play with it and that is exactly what I did.

I played with it at dinner:
I played with it outside:
I played with it at bedtime:
Not bad given there was no light in the hall and I didn't use my flash.  They are reading "The Horse and His Boy." They like it a whole lot more than they appear to in this photo!
 I even got the camera out at breakfast:
Then the children had to paint so I could capture an image for my Scavenger Hunt Sunday post (at my other blog).
She has never been so focused and still!  Maybe I should let them paint more often.
A Hot Air Balloon
I needed to take a lot of pictures to capture just the right image, after all it is a new lens and takes some getting used to.
SnapDragon even painted his fake name so I could show his painting on the blog.
The Pie as his last name came from Huckleberry being Huckleberry Pie in a post a few weeks ago.  It doesn't work quite as well with SnapDragon...or Cedar...or Sunflower...or Oak.
Huckleberry wanted to share his painting, also.

Then I took my camera to a friend's baby shower and played some more.  It was a wonderful time with terrific chicken salad sandwiches:
Lots of presents:
And that game where you have to name the baby food...Yuck!
Then I came home eager to check out my photos only to discover all of the computers in the house busy with my husband and boys playing StarCraft and Sunflower "napping."  So I went outside and played some more to capture some more flowers...


 And some more bees:
Finally I skipped dinner to put my pictures on the computer and play with the pictures themselves.  Tomorrow I'll have even more pictures with a trip to a farm and a church leadership BBQ in the plans.  I'd better go eat some dinner and go to bed so I'll have the energy to make it through the day. 


Sunday Snapshot

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6 comments:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

all just beautiful shots!

lea
xo

PS. I was at a baby shower where they had different chocolate bars in different diapers and you had to smell each diaper to figure out what kind of bars they where! YIKES! It was not so nice.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so excited for you : ) I can tell you are super happy with your present!

Life with Kaishon said...

PS Happy Birthday!

Merrill said...

Looks like you enjoyed playing with your new "toy"! :) Happy birthday!

Dianne said...

Nice pictures, congratulations on your new lens.

Chris said...

What a great birthday present.

Love the pictures!