I think I’m the only person on the planet that does not own an Iphone. Story of my life though. I’m always technologically behind the times.
My teenager and husband both have Ipod Touches and use them only where wireless is available.
Last Christmas, hubby broke down and bought me an Ipad because I had been begging for one for ages.
It was either an Iphone or an Ipad and he chose the Ipad because it didn’t entail any monthly payments for 3 years. Cellular phone packages in Canada suck the big one for those of you Americans reading.
Anyhoo, while everyone in the real world is living their life capturing Instagram moments and updating their Facebook statuses via their Iphones, I resort to using a real camera or, when at home, taking Instagram photos using my Ipad. Yay, for me! (Can you sense my enthusiasm?)
Let it be said that it’s so not the same. Whoa-ez-me!
Rather than wallowing, I decided to use my Ipad when at home as much as I can to take pictures of my girls and I throughout the day. Instagram is so much fun but can be so addicting. I don’t know of a mommy blogger that isn’t posting their Instagram photos on Facebook, Twitter or on their blog.
Last night, I had my Ipad handy as my teenage daughter celebrated her 14th birthday with girlfriends. Regardless of the fact they probably thought I was whacko, I took pics of them throughout the evening. I heard a few sighs and an “oh mom” every now and then from my daughter but I just ignored them. Moms take pictures all the time. Who cares if it’s with an Ipad?
And as I took them, I tweeted them to my friends. I uploaded them to my blog page on Facebook and then shared them with family on my FB profile page.
It was so much fun.
Here are the pics for your viewing pleasure …
My daughter (left) and her two girlfriends at the start of the birthday party.
The junk-food they ate minus the pizza.
They made and baked the cake entirely by themselves including the icing of it. Can you say “team work” ?
Each friend added their initials to their own corner of the cake.
Singing happy birthday to the birthday girl! I can’t believe how grown up she is. Sniff, sniff.
The famous Charlie’s Angels pose. Teen B couldn’t have chosen a better group of friends to call her besties.
And that’s how I spent my Saturday night. Hanging out with teenage girls. Eating my fair share of chips, cheese-e’s, pizza and consuming enough Root-Beer to add a few pounds to my butt. It’s all in the name of fun! Why not enjoy it while we can, right?
Thanks hubby for the Ipad.
Thanks teenage daughter for being such a good kid.
One day, I’ll say thank you to my Iphone because, eventually, you better believe I’m going to get one.