The Last Soccer Game and a New Camera

Mark likes to save up to buy big things. He has this peculiar desire to sock money away from each paycheck in an envelope somewhere without telling me, so that it doesn’t get depleted as part of the “general household fund”. I have not really known what to think about this strange habit. However, since January he has been putting money away to buy a new camera for me! He didn’t say anything about the money until a couple weeks ago. I was quite surprised, especially since he’d already managed to save enough to buy a rather nice camera.

So we went to our local camera store. I now have a Nikon D60 which came with two lenses. I absolutely LOVE it, but most of the controls are still intimidating. It came with a couple of instructional DVDs, but I am ashamed to admit that I fell asleep within 5 minutes of the first one, not because it was boring, but because I’m always tired these days.

I took it to Isaac’s last soccer practice and game to try it out. We had lots of bright, sunny, HOT days this week!

Jonny likes to think he’s one of the “big kids”. The big kids have been great to him all season and let him practice with them.

Isaac’s team did well for their last soccer game. The temperature was in the 90’s, and fortunately some kind soul lent us an umbrella for shade.  It didn’t take long for the kids to get tired, but they all played hard.

Ben was fussy and irritable because of the heat. He finally fell asleep halfway through the game, poor guy.  I think he needs to visit Trinidad to get used to hot weather!

Even with the heat, I am kind of sad that soccer is over until the fall.

5 Responses to “The Last Soccer Game and a New Camera”

  1. Chennette Says:

    congrats on the D60!

  2. Sandi Says:

    Wow, what a nice hubby!! Congrats on the new camera…I’m sure you’ll have all the bells and whistles figured out soon 🙂 Looks like it takes great photos, great depth of field. Love all the action shots on the soccer field, the boys look adorable.

  3. Sonia Says:

    It seems to me that you could master the new camera pretty well even without the official instructions… those are some cool action shots! I especialy likes the 3rd one… Isaac would make Beckham shrink with that face!
    Oh, and happy belated 5th b-day to Jonny. 🙂

  4. lisa leonard Says:

    Love a new camera (under surprise money!). Looks like the boys are doing great! Glad to hear ben is enjoying his gait trainer. Hugs!

  5. ariel Says:

    Isaac, run like a pro on that 3rd photo and look at jonny! he played well as if a true member of the big boys club..

    hmmm and heres our lovel little ange nappingl…i want to pinch his pink cheeks!

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