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.



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.

And up.

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…

(Click on any image to see a larger version)


And finally… a self portrait of us.

The faces say it all.


Best. day. ever.

This article has 25 comments

  1. Rachel S

    Aw, how fun!! Looks great

  2. joansy

    Wow!! Great pics!

  3. monstergirlee

    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.

  4. monstergirlee

    My fave is Dec’s belly shot.

  5. g-man

    Nice shootin’ Tex!! (you too Aimee:)

    Looks like a lot of fun.

  6. Tree

    What an incredibly awesome day you had together!

  7. Builder Mama

    What amazing pictures – I love yours, as always, but Dex really has an eye already. His are incredible and I love his perspectives.

  8. Karen

    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!!!

  9. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Thanks all!

    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!

  10. Lotta

    How fun, he’s got your talent! And I now have new computer wallpaper courtesy of your flower photos!

  11. Sizzle

    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!

  12. roxy daisy

    What a fabulous post. I LOVE photo outings. (My husband’s a photographer.) Unfortunately, I’m much worse than Declan:)

  13. diana

    what great photos – from both of you. i’m sure you’re very proud of your son… taking after you.

  14. Angela Giles Klocke

    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 😀

  15. chloebear

    OMG! Declan’s gonna give you a run for your money and he’s not even 5 yet! Glad you had a fab day!

  16. Anonymous

    My favorite is the last shot, of the 2 of you hamming it up.

  17. soccer mom in denial

    Sorry but Declan is a better photographer. Hands down.

  18. Healthy Diva - Riana

    Wonderful pictures…

    Thanks for sharing them with us here…

  19. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Thanks again all! [big smile]

  20. mayberry

    Stunning… and adorable. Cactus + feet = love it.

  21. sue

    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?

  22. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Jennifer, it’s not stalking when you are complimenting me. 😉

    And Elaine, will do!

    Thanks again y’all!

  23. Jennifer aka Binky Bitch

    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.

  24. Elaine

    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!)

  25. samantha Jo Campen

    The belly shot wins. Hands down.

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