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Maggie Friedrichs in Aurora is doing 33 things including…

Take more photos with me in them

18 cheers

 

Maggie Friedrichs has written 8 entries about this goal

Sonny Acres

I took my granddaughter to an area pumpkin farm. We had a good time. She met up with several kids from school. She took this picture of me. We will be going back there because we still need to get a pumpkin for Halloween.



Love to swing

As I lose weight, I find I can fit into a swing again. I had gotten so hippy that I had a hard time fitting into a swing and down the slide. It feels good to play with my granddaughter. She likes to take pictures, but she is a bossy photographer.



Granddaughters photography skills

Since I bought my GD a camera for her birthday, we have been trying to remember to take it with us on all of our outings. She is getting to be quite the photographer. I was pleasantly surprised by the video she shot with her little camera also. I told her if she takes good care of her digital camera a video camera might be in order for her next birthday. I love seeing the world through a young persons eyes.



She loves her camera

and likes to sneak up and take unsuspecting pictures of me and her mother. The digital age is great as she can continue to take as many pictures as she wants. We have to download her pictures and she what she has ended up with so far. I am going to take her around the whole area on a game we are going to call City/Park District Park Monopoly. We have so many parks and playgrounds in this immediate city as well as the surrounding cities and towns. I think it will be a low cost adventure for her and I to take. I plan on taking both our cameras and taking pictures of each of the parks we visit between now and the end of the year. I am trying to find a map of all of the parks so we can plot our progress.



A camera for granddaughter's birthday present.

I am trying to save up money for my granddaughter’s birthday present. She would like a digital camera for her birthday present. For being almost 7 years old, she is very responsible and she takes very good pictures with my camera. I would like her to be able to take pictures with her own camera. I would like to see what she thinks is picture worthy. I am working as much overtime as I can between now and her birthday so that I can afford a camera for her. A few family members have expressed a desire to go in on the camera with me as they know she doesn’t need another Barbie doll.



More pictures

My daughter made sure that she took several pictures with me in them while we were in Texas. Now I am worried that we didn’t take any pictures with her in them. We still have to download all of the vacation pictures off of the chips. I hope we have enough pictures of everyone. I don’t know the next time we will get down to Texas.



Brooklynn a budding photographer

Well my new profile picture was taken by my 4 year old granddaughter. She likes to take pictures, and I am impressed with her ability to take a picture with my very heavy camera. I am going to get her a small digital that has rechargable batteries. I think that she is ready to start taking her own pictures with her own camera. I can then show up in some of the family pictures.



No pictures of me

I have recently realized that there are no pictures of me. Since I take almost all of the pictures in the family, I am always behind the camera. I would like my granddaughter to have some pictures of me in the event of my death. Time to use the tripod to my advantage.



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