Friday, October 9, 2009

Kids in Action

I've always been .. umm, well a *little* behind the times when it comes to technology. I'm not sure why. For example, I just recently decided it's probably okay to deposit checks in ATM machines. As a result I've been way behind the "take video of your kids" craze. I've always said that I just didn't see the big deal about video -who's going to sit around and watch these little clips someday? Yeah - I know - it's a weird hangup. Anyway, I've inexplicably decided that I no longer feel that way - Video! It's fun! All the kids are doing it! So I've pulled out our little canon Elph and have started trying to get videos here and there. I think I'm seeing a Flip (is that what they're called?) in our future.

First - here's Lily. I don't know where she came up with this song or what she's talking about really. But it was pretty funny when she started dancing around like this out of nowhere the other night.

It's Very Very True

And then yesterday, I took one of Quinn to celebrate his 5-month birthday and to show off his pseudo-sitting ability and his destructive skills. I got carried away with the "taking of the video" part and forgot that he can't actually sit unassisted yet. Warning: not for the faint of heart. Also Warning: if the Blair Witch Project gave you motion sickness don't watch. I am an amateur and rotated the camera halfway through.

Q the Destroyer
Being a Second Child Sucks

P.S. He's fine - really.
P.P.S. I promise not to upload a zillion boring videos all the time - really.


Amy said...

You'll try not to, but then grandparents will demand more videos....see, that's how it happens. And yes, it is called a Flip. However, I think the new iPod Nanos might have just as good of video capability as the Flip (I haven't confirmed that yet, though.)

Cute videos!

Erica said...

and we know he is a second kid because you videoed it till the bitter end! So cute, I can't believe how old they both have gotten since I last saw them.

Corinne said...

That Quinn video had me laughing so hard over your video/mom skills that I was crying :)

icarusz said...

About time you started taking video!
How about using Motionbox though. I hear they are pretty good.
In terms of quality the Flips are really good. I got one for my Mom a while back and she uses it like crazy to record dances. Really you need to upgrade to a 3GS. The video on the iphone is pretty good with decent light.
Welcome to the future!