{POTD} Weekend Highlights

Today I am resting after a few days of being busy and having fun.  Friday was my birthday so I went over to a friends house for a few hours to enjoy some poolside fun.  My son had an absolute blast.  He wore himself out so much that when we arrived home just before dinner, he crawled on the couch and fell asleep immediately.

CJ kicking back in the pool

CJ kicking back in the pool

Saturday dawned early and dark for CJ.  It was around 5am when he came into the master bedroom for something.  The alarm was set to wake us at 6:30am but once CJ woke me, there was no going back to sleep for me.  After breakfast at our local Denny’s which later made me sick we arrived at Legoland.   Legoland was pretty crowded but I expected it to be especially since it was a holiday.  The highlight of CJ’s day was building lego race cars and testing them on the downhill tracks which he could have done at home for free and getting wet.  I am so thankful I was able to get his ticket for considerably less and that I had a BOGO for the adult admissions too.

Legoland Entrance

Legoland Entrance

Yours truly in front of the camera for a change

Yours truly in front of the camera for a change

Lego racer building : The best part of the trip according to CJ

Lego racer building : The best part of the trip according to CJ

CJ and Daddy getting wet as they soak the passerbyers

CJ and Daddy getting wet as they soak the passerbyers

We ended out night with a display of fireworks and manuevering our way out of the parking lot and back onto the freeway home.

Fireworks over Legoland

Fireworks over Legoland

Then today when I finally crawled out of bed and made my way to my computer, I had a pleasant surprise in my email.  Earlier this past week I had left comments about a product giveaway over at PetaPixel and luckily I was the winner.  Just love getting prizes, especially when they are for my camera.  Can’t wait to try out my new a handheld tripod from QuikPod.

Stock photo from Quikpod website of Quikpod in use

Stock photo from Quikpod website of Quikpod in use

Picture of the Day 6/10/09

I feel lost and lonely today as I have no digital camera to take pictures with today.  But today’s picture of the day is a picture of the camera I have ordered as my replacement.  I can hardly wait til Friday.

Soon to be new toy!

Soon to be new toy!

Though I almost had a heart attack last night.  I ordered my camera on-line because I got a cool deal through Ritzcamera.com since I am a student of the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP).  Then I got an email and a message to confirm my order and shipping choices.  So I call up Ritz Camera and naturally “all operators are busy at this time helping other customers.”  Then the recording says I can chat on-line with a live person.  Cool, back to the Internet I travel.

Carol was a big help but obviously trying to hard at multi-tasking because she told me my camera was out of stock and would not be in for 3 weeks.  I instantly replied, “You’ve got to be kidding, the website said it was in stock!”  A few moments of cyber silence followed and now my brain is wondering how the frell I am going to take pictures of the graduation Friday night if I have no camera.  Carol immediately apologized to me when she realized she had typed that info to the wrong person.  Whew!

I guess the minor heart attack was worth it because Carol offered me the ESP at 50% off.  I told her it would be even better if she could give me 50% off my entire purchase.  Well at least I made her laugh.  As for well, I will occupy my non-camera time with reading since I just received my second Unit of lessons from NYIP.  By the time my camera gets here I will have a list of photographs to compose.  Aren’t you the lucky ones!