Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

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Last week, Ryan got a belated Christmas gift from Mike’s aunt and uncle.

He had no idea what it was. He stared at it for a moment and then attempted a guess: “This is … a train?”

It’s a camera, we laughed. You can take pictures with it, we told him. Like Mommy does with her phone, we explained.

A demonstration was in order.

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“Ohhhhhhhh! Let me do it!”

He has since set about photographing our lives.

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“Smile, Mommy! That’s a good one.”

Some shots were strictly documentary.

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Uncle Dick eating a slice of pizza.

Others were more artistic.

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Silhouette of a sippy cup.

Some sought to illustrate his tiny stature.

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Helloooooo up there.

Several shots – 24 to be exact – attempted to capture the essence of a cold, rainy East Coast day.

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“I’m taking pictures of you driving, Mommy!”

One captured our favorite moment of every day.

Daddy's home!

Daddy’s home!

And several more documented the way Mike and I stand in the kitchen to chat about the day.

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Wine is required.

At bedtime, we made sure to photograph every important object in his room, including his door, both windows, his play kitchen, his hat rack and his pillow.

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Oh, and his fan.

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Also, his wall decor.

Then we decided it was time to attempt a good old-fashioned selfie.

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Apparently we need more practice with this skill.

Finally, he took 14 pictures of his sheets before falling asleep.

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He does his best work when he’s slightly sleep-deprived. A true artist.

It’s nice to no longer shoulder all the family photography responsibilities.

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