Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Just Smile

First steps.

First words.

First food other than green, runny yuck from a jar.

We've been hugely fortunate to witness our grand children's many firsts.

This week it was . . .


their first photo booth. 

You may not believe this, but the picture strips are now in color. (For those of you who remember stuffing 18 of your friends into one of these things at Rye Playland in 1968, the pix were strictly black and white, like TV and most of the world then, come to think of it.)

Progress, thy name is the 21st century.

Photo booths now come dramatically equipped


with startling ornamentation.

The fun quotient, however, is exactly the same.

It took quite a bit of adjusting to get everyone ready for their big photographic moment:


"Wait, Charley's not in the picture!"


"If I stick my finger in her eye, she will be!"


Charley whips back curtain. "Mom? Save me."


"Just while we're just getting the hang of it, time's up."



Even better than riding the Dragon Coaster (although possibly more dangerous).

19 comments:

lissa said...

fun pics. somehow gathering a bunch of people into a space always create some friction but great pics.

have a sweet day.

bluegrassnotes said...

Looks like great fun. Good J.

Leovi said...

Absolutely. Yes, the happiness of childhood is the best.

edenhills said...

That is so cute!

Kathy and Freddy said...

I looove this!!!
What great memories for everyone!

VBR said...

Oh I remember photo booths from my younger days. At Woolworth 5 & 10. This is a great J post. Those photos are going to be priceless one day, just like the ones I still have!

anitamombanita said...

Photo booths are so fun...there are photographers who are now setting them up at weddings and other events as part of their business.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I "stole" jumpin' junebugs from my wonderful son-in-law who says it allll the time to my little grandkids and now they say it too...cute and funny little boys.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Cute! I love the idea of taking the grandkids to a photo booth!

Judie McEwen said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE those photos!! I have a friend who uses those old black and white (now faded to sepia)photo strips in her collages!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

My son had a photo booth at his wedding reception this spring and everybody had loads of fun♫ Great feature for a blog this week♪

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh how cute!!! At least one of the kids seemed to enjoy it a lot!! ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cute. I loved your narrative!

Beth said...

I haven't thought of a photo booth in ages. What fun!

Jackie/Jake said...

What a great post!! Childhood memories are great.
Thanks for dropping by and visiting. You asked for details about our Yangtze cruise and the ship. I looked through my posts as I thought I had one, but it turns out I never wrote one. So I will be posting one next Saturday for Saturday Snapshot.

Annesphamily said...

I still have a few of those b/w photos from the old Woolworths booth!
Great shots that you share! Have a terrific weekend!

Pondside said...

That was so sweet! You're very fortunate to have been in on all the 'firsts'. It's clear that you are very much the fun grandparents!

Sharon said...

So cool, I love those firsts and I loved your stumped post, I'm finally catching up now that we have the beach to ourselves.

Anonymous said...

mom,
This is a great post!! We had so much fun that day!

Love,
Betsy, Charley & Zach

Jenny said...

Ah, the sweet, joyful firsts...

Great post!

Thanks for linking and sharing your smiles with us.

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