Looking through our old pictures is something we do every now and then. It’s fun to think about what life was like back then, and how it is now. Not only do you change personally but the times change, the world changes around you. Pictures of Bailey are very dear to my heart, I have hundreds. Especially when he was a baby, in my opinion he was the cutest baby boy there ever was! From the second he came out, we captured every milestone, just about every smile, every cup of pudding he ate all by himself, even sitting on the big boy toilet. Those will surly come in handy when he’s about 16 and brings his girlfriend home to meet the parents.
For Mothers Day I had Bailey paint his Grandma Joy a frame. It came out darling! As he was painting away, I was going through one of many boxes of pictures. I was trying to find a recent one to put in the frame. The only recent photos I had of him were school and sports photos. Professional photos. I was wanting a cute snap shot of him. A fun picture, not a staged perfect smile, perfect hair kind of picture.
As I was going through all these pictures it dawned on me; since we’ve owned a digital camera we have hardly any “real” pictures. The ones you can hold in your hand. I think a lot of people have forgotten about those kids of pictures! I sure have. Digital cameras are wonderful, you can take hundreds of photos and delete the ones you don’t want. The problem is this, I upload them to my computer and there they sit. I have a used printer/scanner (thank you Sue!) but it doesn’t print out pictures quite like film does. I mainly use it for the scanner. Maybe I just need a brand new printer. Either way, I am losing all these very special moments to cyberspace.
I’ve actually looked for a film camera. I have found some online for a reasonable amount, but do they sale film anymore? I don’t know, I haven’t looked. I’ve also thought about buying one of those Kodak Easy Printers, but my goodness those are they expensive too. I don’t know what to do. Invest in a nice printer, buy an Easy Printer or a film camera for special events. Does anyone here have a Kodak Easy Printer? Does anyone use a film camera anymore? My next question is, do you have to have a Kodak camera to use the Kodak easy printer?
I need to figure this out before Bailey is an adult and he looks back and only has photos of himself until the age of 6! I know, you can take your memory card to the Kodak counter and print them off there, but I just don’t. It’s a pain and not convenient for me. I want to drop off and be on my way. Unless I had an option at home, that’s even better! What should I do?! I need to save these memories one way or another, and the easiest, fastest and cheapest way is the way I want to go. Any suggestions?