November 2, 2009

Halloween Pictures

When I went to take pictures of my kids in their Halloween costumes on Saturday night, I found that my camera's memory card was full. Full of awesomeness.











These photos, plus an additional 87 pictures of monkey, serve as as the primary reason why I am reluctant to invest in a nice camera.

36 comments

Malarie said...

Be thankful this is just on digital! When my I was younger it was all film. I think my parents took a gamble every time they took film to get it developed, they were likely to find a bunch of awkward pictures of my brother's chin and the family car.

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mamagale said...

Back in the day before digital, there was always a surprise or two when I got my pictures back from developing! Pictures from every angle of a Lego creation or blurry pictures of the cat. Thanks for the laugh this morning!

Molly said...

oh, yes, my kids do the same thing, and it's usually a million pictures of their stuffed animals! I've seen a few gross ones, (like "let's take a picture of inside my nose!!"), and thats not so nice. I admit I do save a few of the good ones just to remember. (or blackmail them with in the future!)

Jenn said...

Our daugther is the same way and we are definitely grateful it's all digital! We had to get a new camera recently and in an attempt to get her to keep her hands off it, found a really great deal on one of her own (my husband is amazing at finding online deals and got her one of those kid proof fisher price ones brand new in the box for $10!). Now we'll just have to wait and see if it works :)

Desert Rose said...

Oh my gosh, this is great! I do have to say...monkeys do make a good picture subject! Great choice for the up and coming professional photographer!!

The Novelist said...

I have experienced the same thing when I have tried to download pictures from my camera and wondered why it took half an hour, only to look at all of the pics to realize that most of them were of the tv, an unmade bed, shoes on the floor etc. It always makes me laugh and I am always glad that I can choose which ones I want to download!

Too Many Hats said...

ROFLOL - seems that someone in the family likes taking pics :)

1stTimeMom2Ella said...

All I can say is thank god for digital technology!

Sarah said...

I still laugh when I think about the time my college roommate discovered that her younger brothers had gotten a hold of her camera. There were a few pictures of funny faces, but they had also had fun taking pictures of their boy parts.

Lisa and company said...

I would totally forgive any kid who was a Duke fan.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Oh yes, my husband and I had a row (the British version sounds better than the truth: I yelled like a banshee) when I discovered the camera was out of the batteries three seconds before trick-or-treating. I did costumes, class party, candy-buying, his job was to check the camera. Sigh.

At least you got some good monkey photos! Who doesn't need more photos of monkeys?

Colleen ~~ Hockey Mom said...

I get pictures of the TV...while it's on...and then he gives me a verbal recount of what he was watching when he took the picture! It's usually a hockey game...LOL!

Kelly said...

I cannot tell you how many times this has happened to me, and 3 cameras later, mind you.

Colleen said...

so glad my kids aren't the only ones that take pix of their stuffed animals, they brother's butt and every picture on the walls.! we've got hundreds of them! I finally bought them their own cheap digital camera!

Tamis said...

Wow, looks like you have a budding Ansel Adams living in your house...

I have pictures of the same monkey at my house, does yours travel or is there more then one? :)

Janille said...

I once had at least 20 pictures of a flock of birds outside. And about a dozen of a blurry snake.

Kyle and Alli said...

Awesome. Truly a classic mommy moment. As always, popping over to laugh on your blog gives me a much needed boost to my day! Thanks Jana!

STAY AT HOME MOMMY FROM MAINE said...

ha! I get the same photos, not to mention videos of going up the other twins nose ;)

Karen said...

LOL!!!! I'm so glad monkey will be in your memories forever!

Yvette said...

My kids do this too! If they didnt I wouldn't have half of the pictures I have of them.
Its just awesome when I find pictures of insides of their mouths, teeth,webkins, and other fun things.

Kira said...

LOL! I'd really like to see a full view of the rug in the third picture. Lol.

Angie said...

awesome.

The Freestyle Mom said...

My daughter has a thing for elbows, knees, and especially bums. If I leave the camera unattended I'm bound to find a plethora of body parts pictured on it.

There's also been a number of times I've stumbled upon her snapping away at the neighbors backside. How am I supposed to explain that one?

Scot and Evie said...

My kids are obsessed with the camera. The culprit usually leaves clues, like pictures of their toes, or close ups of their nose etc...

M K said...

That is hysterical!!! My kids aren't allowed near the camera yet - I hide it from them :p

Amber Fraley said...

Bizarre. These exact same photos are on our family camera. Only ours usually has several pictures of the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Not only do I find weird ones on the camera, but on my cell phone too! Dogs, stuffed animals, body parts...all of it!

Carissa said...

my daughter ALWAYS does this. alway always..pictures of the tv..her toys..UGH!!!

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

Your son's wearing a Duke sweatshirt-- so in my world all is forgiven!

This is my first time visiting your amazing site, but I'll be back. You *definitely* know what you're talking about!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com/

Deanna said...

Yep- I often find pictures like that on my camera, too. Pics of feet in sock and of belly buttons. I told hubby I am just glad there are no photos of "what is between" (yet!). And he laughed and said "just wait. there will be." With my 6 yr old- everyone is surprised there have not been! *grin*

Mirinda said...

Those photos are the reason why I keep my nice camera HIDDEN from my children! LOL And I bought my daughter her own so that helped :)

Tanya said...

haha, I have a few hundred shots of that same monkey! Just like that, I swear! Some were in a crib, some are on the floor, but most are sitting on the chair!

Tracey in Calgary said...

My youngest son (10) does the very same thing, including very looooonnng and hilarious videos...they are such a treat to find, even if he does constantly fill up my memory card! :-)

tracy @ womanonwire.com said...

Loved this post! I laughed and laughed, remembering the time my daughter catalogued our entire home for the purposes of selling it all on Ebay.

Beckie said...

That looks like my memory card. Usually close ups of my daughter that look like mug shots. Or pictures of her eraser collection.