Even though the Barbie Dream House brought the WOW factor Christmas morning, hands down, the best gifts were the LeapPad 2's. It was a last minute purchase and I am so glad that I decided to buy them.
Our 6 hour trip to Cape Cod was a lot easier when they had something to keep them entertained in the car.
Not to mention, they are not longer confiscating our phones and my work IPad to play games, because these little LeapPads can do so much.....even take photos and videos!
Last night after they were dressed in their pjs and ready for bed, I found them in Sarah's room playing side by side.
I rarely take pics at night, but when I saw the LeapPad light, I ran down and grabbed my camera.
This one might be my fav of the series.... I love the look of concentration and determination on their faces.
I am not one that really sets a lot of New Years Resolutions, but I there are a lot of things I want to try to do differently this year. I will post more details on that later..... but one of the things on the list is to get my blog back on the right track. It has been difficult the last few months keeping up and sometimes I think it is because I put pressure on myself to have every photo look a certain way or because I feel I need a purpose or a story to post. I really want to start to include more of the simple and little things that go on in our daily life. Kind of like this... just a random night before bed in their pjs!!! These are the moments that I want to remember and I think they would want to reflect on as well in the years to come.
So, things might change around here and you might see me popping up in your google reader more frequently than what has been my standard once or twice a week. The posts will not always be meaningful and may not always include words, but I hope you will continue to follow along with us and see what 2013 has in store for our family!
~Happy Thursday Friends~
In case any of my photography lovin friends were curious, these were shot in a dark bedroom last night, the only light coming from their LeapPads and a little bit of hallway light that came through the door. I used my 35mm lens shot wide open at f1.4. Shutter speed was 1/160th and ISO was 4000. To process I simply desaturated the color and added a Florabella Sheer Haze over the top. Very simple!