Best Day With The Kid Ever
While Bryan was off hauling dirt with Jeff yesterday, I decided it was high time to incorporate fun time for Mama with fun time for Declan. So I took Declan to the Denver Botanic Gardens for my annual flower photo shoot and handed him our old point and shoot camera while I shot with my DSLR. We had a total blast. I repeat, TOTAL BLAST.
Declan fired off over 100 photos and some of them were totally awesome, as you can see below. (And some of them were, um, a leeeetle blurry).
But more importantly, I was able to share one of my great loves, photography, with my biggest little love, Declan.
THE BEST OF DECLAN’S PHOTOS:
He *loved* this big blue vase and the hanging spider. We stayed here for at least 15 minutes.
Hey look! A photo of ME! Me, taking photos!
He caught bees buzzing in the air!
He was also fascinated with these colorful birdhouses they had everywhere. I love how he framed this shot.
We both took this picture. His was better than mine.
I loved how often he thought to look down for photo ops.
This statue cracked him up, because of the, tee hee hee, … p-e-n-i-s.
And finally, he wanted to take a photo of his belly.
And here are my favorites of the ones I shot…
THE BEST OF AIMEE’S PHOTOS:
(Click on any image to see a larger version)
And finally… a self portrait of us.
The faces say it all.
Best. day. ever.
Aw, how fun!! Looks great
Wow!! Great pics!
I’m tellin’ ya- That Declan has a really good eye – must take after his Momma.
Great photos – both of you.
Looks like a wonderful day.
My fave is Dec’s belly shot.
Nice shootin’ Tex!! (you too Aimee:)
Looks like a lot of fun.
What an incredibly awesome day you had together!
What amazing pictures – I love yours, as always, but Dex really has an eye already. His are incredible and I love his perspectives.
I agree with monstergirlee – he’s got a good eye. It’s a good idea to hand the kids a camera, I might even do it myself, but knowing my kids they’d take panoramics of my butt!!!
And Karen, it is SO FUNNY that you said that! He *DID* take a pic of my toosh! I sat down in some mud, so my behind was dirty and he documented it!!! Little punk!
How fun, he’s got your talent! And I now have new computer wallpaper courtesy of your flower photos!
i love the one you took of the white flower that looks like it is floating in the black. great shots- both of you. sounds like an awesome day!
What a fabulous post. I LOVE photo outings. (My husband’s a photographer.) Unfortunately, I’m much worse than Declan:)
what great photos – from both of you. i’m sure you’re very proud of your son… taking after you.
The day we went hiking and all the kids had cameras was one of my best days ever. He’s very good! And I love yours, too. I really need to get you added to my Blogroll 😀
OMG! Declan’s gonna give you a run for your money and he’s not even 5 yet! Glad you had a fab day!
My favorite is the last shot, of the 2 of you hamming it up.
Sorry but Declan is a better photographer. Hands down.
Thanks for sharing them with us here…
Thanks again all! [big smile]
Stunning… and adorable. Cactus + feet = love it.
Gorgeous photos… Both of you! I had so much fun giving my 6 year old (then) grandson a very simple digital camera and watching him take picture after picture, knowing if he got something he hated we could delete it, but amazed at all the great shots he got. Kids have a unique perspective, don’t they?
Jennifer, it’s not stalking when you are complimenting me. 😉
And Elaine, will do!
Thanks again y’all!
Hi, me again. Sorry to stalk…
Gorgeous pics! Both of you! I’m jealous that your son can take a vastly better picture than me.
Great photos! I loved what he caught and yours are so beautiful! I have a serious love of a macro shot, so you had me at hello on those ones.
PS Thanks for stopping by at Wannabe Hippie and saying Hi. Hope to see you again sometime (I’m not always so heavy!)
The belly shot wins. Hands down.