Thursday, October 25, 2007

Photos that take themselves...

While I was doing laundry yesterday after school, Madeline brought the camera to me and said, "Mom, Noah was playing with this." So Noah was sent to his room (he knows he's not allowed to touch the camera without permission) and Maddy was praised for rescuing the camera. As I was putting the camera up, I thought I'd better check and see what kind of damage he'd done. Lo and behold, the pictures told a little different story than Maddy's version!


I was pretty sure at this point that even if she didn't actually USE the camera, she was aware of it well before she brought it to me. But further investigation revealed even more...

Unless Noah has mastered the timer feature (which isn't entirely impossible), it looks like Maddy actually TOOK some of the pictures. And did a good job, too! :) Here are some more of my little photographers' works...

And then there are the photos that appear to have been taken as a subtle hint as to Maddy's Christmas list. In case you can't tell, it's the American Girl catalog we randomly got in the mail (after her begging me a couple of days earlier to get a catalog and me promptly completely forgetting about it)...

She got Kathleen McKenzie, a Life of Faith doll (the Christian equivalent of American Girl), last Christmas before she knew anything about American Girl...now she's torn between the doll she loves (because she looks like her) and the peer pressure to have an American Girl doll. I think we've compromised at getting an American Girl outfit for her Life of Faith doll (although as I type that I'm thinking there's some lesson about a wolf in sheep's clothing--except reversed--or turning something godly into something worldly...except does that make sense if it was just a copy of something worldly in the first place? I think I'm over-thinking this!). Santa might even ask Dani to make matching outfits for Kathleen and Madeline??!! (You know, in all her free time before Christmas) Whatever happens, I sure do love my girly-girl and her doll habit!

6 comments:

Jeanne White said...

Those children of yours! :) They are actually pretty good photographers, aren't they?

Well...you know I'm actually getting a new sewing machine this weekend (some nice person packaged it up and gave it to a group who is coming down from Nashville...) so who knows...maybe I could actually get started sewing here.

Sarah said...

I have to say..I LOVE AMERICAN GIRL! Back in the day, I got the bitty baby (diaper bag and all) and later got Kirsten (bed, nightstand, lunchbox, and many clothes and accessories...did i mention i love american girl??). My sister got Molly and Samantha (we had them all at one time). Maybe aunt sarah will have to get Maddy a special surprise "american girl" gift for christmas! :)
*I guess maddy forogt the feature where you can look at the pictures after you take them....or maybe it was a ploy to give those subtle hints...

Misty said...

Hi Melanie,
Hannah's friend here. Thanks for your comments/labor encouragement on my blog! I haven't done any birthing from within classes, but I've taken childbirth ed and we have a labor coach who will be with us throughout. Your experience and thoughts will be really useful, no doubt! Thanks!

And, I think we went to HS together in Monticello...although you a grade ahead of me. Right?

Small world!

Amy said...

Hi Melanie,
For what it's worth, I love the American Girl dolls too. The books have great values (we got Caitlin Kit and Josephina when she was younger)and we found Caitlin asking her grandparents one day about what it was like living through the Great Depression. That right there was worth it! We even took Caitlin to the American Girl Place before Will was born. It is commercialized, yes, but there are some great things about them too. I love your blog! I love knowing what's going on in TN even though I'm so far away!
Amy S.

Michael and Hannah said...

Hilarious! I figured out a long time ago that boys are rough and tumble, but girls are sneaky!! Ha!

Zoe's Mommy said...

Okay. I'm laughing OUT LOUD... and trying not to b/c Zoe is sleeping. That is so funny. Sounds like Maddy is one smart cookie! I think I might try that with my Christmas list.