Birthday Interview Tradition

photo: Ruth ann photography ~ Axel requested sticky buns for his birthday dessert- I was lobbying hard for rice-crispy treats since they take me 5 hours less to make- but ohhh so good!

photo: Ruth Ann photography ~ Axel requested sticky buns for his birthday dessert- I was lobbying hard for rice-crispy treats since they take me 5 hours less to make- but ohhh so good!

Nine years ago, like most first-time parents in America, I started to worry about:

  1. the cost of collage
  2. the dreaded but inevitable trip to a Disney theme park
  3. purchasing a video camera

Since the first two were easier to procrastinate, we bought a video camera. For a while we were pretty good at taking video, but a big bulky extra piece of equipment to find and carry ended up being removed from our priorities and there are years of our lives unaccounted for. If I had ever re-watched the videos or learned to make and share cute movies I may have found that carrying the extra weight of a big video camera was worth it.

Later, i phones helped us capture video and we suddenly took a lot more photos because we always had the camera with us, but again I never bothered to edit the video or share it. Apparently the lives of both my children as well as our own are not interesting enough to document, but when I got committed to blogging I knew I wanted to improve my photography. I wanted proof of all the gourmet meals and fancy party ideas I was producing. Enter my Nikon D-90 SLR camera. It can even take video! I purchased the body and a few lenses. I love the 50mm lens because suddenly my kids look cuter through it, and suddenly I am gushing about them a lot more often. Since I try and take it everywhere on the weekends (the only time I get very far from the apartment) I almost always have it with me. I have enjoyed dabbling in video here and there but until Coco started swimming last month I never considered sharing it on Moxiblog. In between furniture refinishing, 3 course meals on the table by 11:30AM and trying desperately to maintain an exercise routine, I am squeezing in you tube tutorials on i movie editing. For some people this might be cake but for me it’s like sewing pipping and zippers for throw pillows- AGH!

Amateur it may be, today I am sharing Axel’s birthday interview. A new tradition (thank you Pinterest) that involves asking the same 20 questions every year and seeing what answers we get back. If I can be consistent it will be so fun. Coco’s video this year was so much longer, she is a girl, girls have a hard time deciding! Axel is already 9 years old and I so badly wish we had a few more years of this on tape, but better now than never… Happy Birthday my little boy- I love you.

 

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