Monday, May 19, 2008

16-Year-Old Perspective

As I might have mentioned, Kyle turned 16 last week. I don't know if I'm ready for this! I love this kid, and I can't stand the thought of him leaving the nest in two short years! First, it will be the driver's license (this summer), and before we know it, he'll be putting us in a nursing home! I'll try to take it one day at a time, but it won't be easy.

As a birthday gift, we gave Kyle a Canon Powershot camera. I had no idea he was even interested in photography, but he requested a camera, so that's what he got. I'm very glad we did; not only do I LOVE his camera, but it appears he has found something he really enjoys and seems to have a knack for. Keep in mind that this boy has never before taken pictures. Here's the best of his first bunch...

Of course, he had to take the typical self-portrait (of his girl-friend and himself):
And his pet (He calls this "Demon Cat"):But he also took some shots that showed an eye for beauty and symmetry in his life (at school):
Of course, he showed his sense of humor, too. He took this one in the band room. The writing actually says, "No Inst. in the Ensemble Room." (but take a second look)
In honor of his birthday, he actually let me take a photo with his sister! But he drew the line here:The thing that most impressed me was the video he took at the dinner table of his little cousin, Caden, across the table, oblivious of the camera. The clips are hysterically funny; we laughed til we cried. I'll post them when I figure out how. For now, though, I hope you enjoyed Kyle's first steps toward....who knows? (The beautiful thing is that he has years to find out...)

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