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Friday, October 29, 2010

photostory friday: 19 already

it only seems like yesterday i was posting pics of miss 18's toga party and having a chuckle about how civilised the 'drinkies' at our place was, down to the fact that they put all their empties into the recycling bin before turning in for the night!

time waits for no man (or woman) apparently, and here we are again

one year later, and miss 18 is now 19

a LOMOGRAPHY camera was on her wish list

have u ever heard of these?

i hadn't!

they're a branded analogue camera, and apparently are all the rage

i kinda tricked her into thinking i hadn't got her one, so she was mighty pleased to discover that i actually had
yes, i used christmas paper to wrap her birthday gift
at least i got her what she wanted!

her sisters gave her MONOPOLY DEAL
it's one of those 15 minute card games
and it's totally addictive

one minute you LOVE it,

 the next, not so much

miss 19's bestie was there too

these guys have been inseparable since before they were upright

miss 21 made the cake

 miss bestie lit the candles

 and they were blown out in one breath
(apparently that's important to note)

random photo taken earlier in the day
i just happen to like it

our family dinner was at a restaurant near here
it was a gorgeous evening, but very sunny

which is not great for taking photos
miss 19 will be using her CS5 skills later to photoshop out those randoms on the beach ruining the background of my shot, AND fixing the horizon

apparently a crooked horizon is an EPIC FAIL in photography 101

these things i don't care about so much
i know about the rule of 3rds and i'm happy with that
(not that any of these photos use that particular rule)

yeah, she'll be taking care of that shadow on my face too...

a cocktail for the birthday girl

when i updated my 365 the next day, i realised that it was the 300th day of the year


happy birthday gorgeous
we love you

PhotoStory Friday
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bettyl said...

Where does all that time go? One day they're tiny, the next day they're all grown up! Happy Birthday!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your week looks awesome. Happy Birthday! I didn't know about the crooked horizon rule. I am a terrible photo shopper! : (

Janine said...

Belated Happy Birthday Miss 19, she had the pefect weather for it. Had a giggle at the horizon thingy, I hear you on the 3rds rule and I think your daughter would have a field day with my photography lol. Love the layout below, ideal photos and story to tell. I still get all warm and fuzzy about that trip. Such a cool thing to do.

theUngourmet said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I love that cute camera! The baby pic is darling!

mandyb said...

happy birthday K....the celebrations look fun!!! cant believe that you have hit 300 days already!!! YAH!!!!!!!! (see you tomorrow)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Sounds like she had a fantastic day. Never heard of the cameras, thanks for the linky so I could check them out. Will be fun to see a shot of two of hers. The whole film developing with the sprockets is kinda cool, but I'm not sure I could go back to film... really like the instant gratification of seeing and being able to do stuff with the photo right away!

Working Mum said...

It seems there is always a birthday on your blog! Life must be one long party in your house! Happy Birthday Miss 19.

Elaine A. said...

I'm just loving the fact that those girls have been friends for that long! WOW! So awesome! Happy Birthday to your beautiful 19 year old. :D