However yesterday we compromised and she used my camera. When she uses my camera it has to be on a flat surface and she can hit the self timer and shutter buttons. Sometimes an arm or finger will get in front of the lens when it is focusing and blur the image but it's still so fun. She gets so excited and screams "I do it please" "let Ava try" and the heart melting "thank you Mommy".
She doesn't have much patience for Mommy messing with getting settings just right and Mommy hates the evil Auto setting so the settings were off just a bit. I played in photoshop and added some fun textures and really like the look of them. Oh, my little budding photographer. Who knows maybe if she combines Daddy's love for bikes and Mommy's love for the camera she'll one day get a job taking pictures for RacerX or Transworld...how awesome would that be.
Aaron had to have an endoscopy done to try to figure out his stomach issues and I was the "responsible party" so Ava's Grammy came and watched her while we were gone. We returned to a passed out Ava sprawled out on the couch. She rarely takes naps but I didn't miss the opportunity to photograph her goofy self waking up.
Don't mind the chocolate pudding all over her hands. Lately that's been a daily look for her.
She joined me on the floor
and quickly found her camera
It wasn't long before she wanted to take more pictures with Mommy.
Ava almost missed this one...she got distracted by Angelina Ballerina on her way back to our laps.
What a good Daddy to appease his baby girl even though he was still dopey from the sedation. Finally with Ava's help I can be in more photos. She is my little runner...we pose and she runs and hits the button and jumps back into our laps. She loves it.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and stops to take a few moments and just enjoy the day. Take a deep breath and on the exhale just let go of it all and really look at the world around you. It's not half bad when you just let go.