Photoblog - Sand and water make good pictures... But not good for a camera... LOL!

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Real Estate Agent with Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California) 01338415

So I have been on vacation this week in Lake Tahoe with my Son Ryan.

Swimming every day, throwing rocks in the water, roller skating, making smores in the fireplace, making snowmen (yes, there was still snow), swinging on the swings, Old Town Virginia City, Circus Circus in Reno, seeing the trains in Truckee, riding bikes and hiking the woods...

sand and water

So ummmm...  Yesterday at the beach, of course having a great time digging holes, building castles so the big blue shorted monster could stomp them down got kinda carried away.  

So in digging his HUGE hole, I was having him pose for a great picture and he accidentally flung water and sand at me and giggled...  He didn't realize that sand and water are not good for a camera, since he is not even 4 yet.

So this was the defining picture that caught him in the act...  No mirrors or class in front of the camera...  Now my ol' beat up Cannon digital my be at the end of its life.  I have to push the lens cover open when I want to take pictures.  Every time I do it, I just smile.  Ahhhh, youth.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

Chris Alston

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Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014

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Stacey Smith
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He didn't mean to damage to the cramera :) He was mostly entertained splashing you with water and sand.. You can't be upset with that cute face... Hope you guys had fun..

Jul 02, 2011 05:21 PM #1
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Chris, you can replace the camera, but not your son....sounds like you two had a great time at the beach. Have a safe and happy July 4th.

Jul 02, 2011 05:34 PM #2
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Chris - Maybe look into a waterproof camera next one? Cute and have a great weekend anyway. They grow up so fast...

Jul 02, 2011 05:41 PM #3
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Snow???  Really?  We've been baking like lobsters all evening watching fireworks.  The others are right...enjoy making memories with your son...It goes by WAY too fast!

Jul 02, 2011 05:49 PM #4
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Chris - Nice to see you can take all this with a grain of salt  um, or is that sand?

Enjoy these days!

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Stacey - we are and we did!!  :)

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Thanks Rebecca!  :)

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Thanks Lisa and Robert!  :)

Jul 02, 2011 06:12 PM #8
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Tammy - Thanks!  And yes, snow!!!

Jul 02, 2011 06:12 PM #9
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Carla - LOL!!!  HAHAHA!!!

Jul 02, 2011 06:13 PM #10
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I love Cannon cameras, Chris, but that's what also happened to mine- The shutter quit working. I got too much dirt in it crawling under homes!

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I kinda miss my old 35mm Canon - it had a clear lens cover protecting the lens from flying debris from big blue shorted monsters. Glad to hear you're spending quality time together!

Jul 02, 2011 06:20 PM #12
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Steve - LOL, guess that's what happens when we use 'em for what they are intended for!

Jul 02, 2011 06:37 PM #13
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Mike - So fun!  :)

Jul 02, 2011 06:38 PM #14
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Chris,

From the looks and sound of things, I can't tell who is having more fun being a kid - you or Ryan? He's adorable! Ryan has to be having a great time with his dad. How many kids can say they built a snowman and played in the sand, ate smores in a fireplace, threw rocks in the water, roller skated, and did all those great things that are so much fun for a kid and had their dad all to themselves from sunrise to sunset. You're a great dad and don't ever forget it.

I love that photograph and your write-up of the experience. These are the times of your life!!!

Isn't it great to spend a day just having fun without having to figure out somebody else's problems or listen to someone gripe about something. There is nothing more important to a kid, than to have their dad all to themselves. You're a lucky guy :)

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