Edited to fix photo links…
Is it weird that at least once a day, I think, “Oh, I should write a post about that!” and then I never do? Probably not. Such is life with toddler twins. They’re napping right now, and for the first time in a long time, I am not napping when they do, nor am I busy doing other necessary tasks. So, here you find me. Let’s fly bullet-style today:
-The biggest change since I last posted? My boys, my wee, tiny babies are TWO. Two-flippin’-years-old! I cannot believe it. I keep coming back to this phrase, but it just sums everything up so well: The days are long, but the years are short. Where does time go?
We had a small party for them at our local park. I made cupcakes (they were goooood), we had some snacks, blew some bubbles, played on the playground. Very low key and very fun. And all of our guests were people that we met through the Book Babies program at our local library when the boys were nary a few weeks old. It’s a group that doesn’t often manage to get together a lot these days (competing preschool schedules, different interests, etc.), so it was especially nice to spend time with these moms and kids who we’ve known for almost their whole lives. My parents came into town for their birthday, too, and the boys were in heaven spending so much time with their grandparents.
-I finally broke down and bought a new camera. As some of you may recall, Jack broke my Sony DSLR when he was around 8-months-old or so, and the cost to repair the camera was in the $250 range, which made it easier to consider simply investing in a new camera, especially given the speed at which technology moves. I initially considered getting one of those newfangled changeable lens non-mirror fancy cameras, but at this point, that particular technology hasn’t managed to move quickly enough for me. I liked the compact size combined with the great picture quality, but to get the shots I like to get, I would have needed to invest a large sum of money in lenses (which is sort of true of DSLRs, too, though DSLR lenses are cheaper and have a much wider variety at this point). Anyhow, I got a Canon Rebel T3, which means I’m completely switching platforms and now have to buy new lenses, flashes, cases, memory cards, batteries, etc. The good news is that Canon is popular enough that many of these items are considerably less expensive than they were for the Sony.
What camera do you use? Any opinions on brands?.
Two quick photos with the new camera.
Three hours later, and I give up. I’m just going to have to publish this as-is, or it may never see the light of day… perhaps more another day, perhaps even soon.