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Here we sit, the 5 of us in our cosy hovel. It’s a nice hovel, just really messy right now. Most of us are awake, some still snoozing,(that would be one particular teenage boy) so far we are lazing the rainy day away in our jammies.  Honestly, it is not unlike any other weekend day except for the fact that it is the 1st annual Family Day here in B.C. … Yay!! Awesome, another day off….. Except….for one thing..

“the pressure”..

We should be doing something epic right?. You know?? Like a family ski day,  visiting the downtown VAG… aka Vancouver Art Gallery or a group bike ride by the bay, the possibilities are endless I like all of the above. I personally suggested a movie and dinner at the Spaghetti Factory… who doesn’t like dinner and a movie….??? You would be surprised…my eyes are visibly rolling here and I am actually laughing out loud.Oh boy, it is hard to please everybody all of the time. Impossible in this house! :0)

The beautiful homemade Belgian waffles my husband made for the kids got some love though… thanks Scott, you are the best Dad! At least we are all together though and that is what counts.Right? Eating waffles together. There is something to be said for the simple things.

 

Which brings me in a round about way to an idea I have been brewing up for a while now. My plan in January was  to try to document the kids on a daily basis with my camera. Candid shots of them being them. Doing what they do. As they get older and spend more time out of the house or locked in a dark room gaming like madmen, emerging from the abyss only for sustenance know as food and drink it is hard to catch the fleeting subject . So far I have been massively unsuccessful. My only willing subject is my daughter. She loves the camera and it loves her back.  Lucky her. If you have been following this blog there are quite a few of her lovely mug pasted around. I am grateful she lets me snap to my heart’s content.

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My oldest boy, well, I could post a thousand pictures of his hands entirely covering his face or a long skinny arm reaching out to block the lens .It’s actually quite cute. I have recently done a photo page of him in these poses, because that IS him right now. I know the feeling kid, there is a reason I am behind the lens and not in front. I feel like the camera lens wants to bite me on that end….Ughhh……BUT, I want more. MORE of them. I want to remember, I want them to remember themselves.

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I think my parents possess like 10 pictures of each of myself, my sister and brother. Not many, not nearly enough. So my plan is to document them using an iPhone app I ran across called 1 Second Everyday It is totally trippy and such an awesome idea. It is a project for sure. I will have 3 timelines. One for each of my children. If I start today, in ten years each child can be presented with a short video compilation of themselves in just one second a day. Even if those boys whip out of their caves for food I can get at least a couple of seconds of them on film. Ta da! Sounds easy right? We will see….:0) Don’t you think this could be an awesome graduation gift or a wedding present some day? Wish me luck, I am so stoked, I only wish I could have started this when they were newborns. Whats that saying?

There is no time like today….  Cheers!

 

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6 replies »

  1. Awesome, Kim! My niece, Christine, told me about that app a few weeks ago. Sadly, it’s not available on my iPad. Dang-nabbit, Rabbit!! Happy Family Day! xOOx

  2. Love the first shot of your son. Love the app idea. Will download it now. I’m going to secretly email your son and tell him to get a camera and take a photo of you every time you take a photo of him. 🙂

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