Photos by James

October 27, 2008

There's no doubt about it--this Christmas, James will be getting his very own digital camera.

I know, I know--it's kind of a strange gift for a three-year-old boy, but trust me, this child'll love it. He's always lugging my camera around--you know, snapping some candids and licking the lens.

Last week I spent an entire workday driving around town, taking photos of the lovely fall foliage with the intention of posting them on my organization's new website. Early this morning, I popped my memory card into my laptop and ran off to my Board of Director's meeting, hoping to gain approval to post the pictures.

But when I pulled up the photos, the red and yellow trees were nowhere to be found. Somehow James wiped the entire memory card clean and refilled it with 100-or-so pictures like these...

Gracie's bum:

My bum:

And plenty of self-portraits:
I can't wait to unveil the new web site at work!

17 comments:

the MomBabe said...

We have that SAME EXACT PROBLEM. So buying one of those kid camera's for Christmas.

Grandma said...

photos by James..could have the title "My World-As(s) I see It!"

Michemily said...

Maybe you should go the cheaper way and get the kid a blog. ;)

nevadanista said...

Awesome pictures by James! He definitely needs his own camera - not a weird gift at all :)

Vanilla said...

Great pictures. Has he tried to get any naked pictures yet? Both of my boys have been told off already for attempting to catch someone going to the bathroom on camera.

Bahston Beans said...

I think he should be in charge of a Christmas card photo shoot.

Danse said...

I really love the self portrait.

FWIW, they make digital cameras for kids w/2 eye wholes. My neice loves hers...

Marc and Megan said...

When I started reading your post, I was so relieved to see that you didn't post any of the candid shots that James got of us at the lobster shack... I'm pretty sure he got some that would make me blush in embarrassment. lol. It really was so cute how attached he was to your camera... and unwilling to wear the strap around his neck. Such a cute boy you have!

chattypatra said...

A star is born! I'll be sure to visit when we finally decide to take a family portrait. Sorry about the debacle at work, though. Yikes. I bet you were thrilled.

P.S: Posted something for you on my blog, so come on down!

Ali said...

I love the self portraits ... he should have his website!

Cheryl said...

That's hilarious! Too bad about all the deleted foliage shots, tho. I agree, his own camera is a great idea.

Mary Poppins said...

he's got a knack for capturing some pretty unflattering shots. maybe he'll be in the paparazzi when he grows up.
we bought a new digital camera and gave our 4 year old our old one. i say, get the new camera for yourself and give him the hand me down.

Heather of the EO said...

Gracie's bum is my favorite.

I'm sorry if it hurts your feelings that your bum isn't my favorite, but that doggy tail is to die for.

Who needs fall foilage really?

Mz. Cat said...

OH NY GOODNESS! What talent! James needs his own blog to post his pictures on.

J~Mom said...

My little guy does the same! It's great to see things through their eyes!

Annette said...

LOL! What a silly boy! Those are awesome. I wonder what your bosses will think? :)

mymomgenes said...

These are fantastic.

BTW, I had (poor thing) a greyhound with the same ass. Your Gracie looks so much like him.