A few weeks ago, I was sent a FLIP Ultra HD to review. I have to admit, I've been a bit covetous of them for quite some time. The stick it in your pocket, your swim bag, take it anywhere, aspect is so appealing to me. And sometimes, it is nice to see little glimpses of life in video form. I know in a few months, a few years, my children and I are going to really enjoy looking back on these little bits of our daily lives.
I also discovered that not only is it ridiculously simple to transfer my videos from the FLIP
to my computer, it is also ridiculously simple to add music to my movies–a great way to drown out the whining and bickering siblings, and the dog barking in the background. And anything, set to music, just seems so much more romantic, doesn't it? I mean, put Elizabeth to a soundtrack and I'm practically drawn to tears.
And for the record, the washable paints? Not so washable. Darn. I loved that dress.
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And of course, a little tribute to our Mallard ducklings. Who are really no longer ducklings, but more like teen-aged ducks. We finally moved them out of their pen and give them free reign around the yard each day.
I have to admit, when Dan brought the ducklings home several weeks ago, I was a bit miffed. Ruby had just gotten back from the ER and I was feeling like I had a full plate. But there is something about ducks that is just so much fun. I think the best part is that it is so easy to make them happy. Water? They just can't help themselves. They love it. And it is so easy to give it to them. We decided that it is time to invest in a kiddie pool. I think they've outgrown the storage tub, don't you? They've certainly outgrown coming into our upstairs bathroom. Soon, we might let them in on the little secret that there is a cool, flowing stream just a short walk away. But we have a feeling they might never return.
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more information on the FLIP Ultra HD can be found here.
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21 comments on “Life in motion”
Hello there. Just bumped into your blog and wanted to stop and say hello.Looking forward to reading more.I love the words “family field guide” in your header. That is clever.
Hi Sarah! I’m so glad you found my blog and left a comment. I just saw your blog and I’m bookmarking it! My husband and i are toying with the idea of getting honeybees. So I may have lots of questions!
Hi Molly – love the videos, I recently got a Flip camera too and have been really enjoying it. What is the song on the first video of Elizabeth?
The song is by Sandra McCracken and it is called Big Blue Sky.
So sweet. I especially love the first song too.
Well, you may have loved that dress, but now you can say you love that paint smock!
I love the videos! I am going to have to check the flip out! Really cool!
ooh, i love my flip! jane and kate do, too. in fact, we might be adding another one to the mix because mine seems to be missing all the time.
Molly! I love Sandra McCracken, I got to see her in my home town on the Art, Music, Justice tour. A night I won’t soon forget. I can’t get enough of her music.
Glad yout know you love her too!
love the ducks. so cute.
and yeah, i’ve found most paints to not be washable. very frustrating. someone once suggested adding a drop of dish soap to the paint and that will keep it from staining, but i’ve never tried it. usually, i find it easier to just have the kid in question paint half naked. i guess thats the lazy way. 🙂
You’ll always have the dress, though, now.
I agree with Elaine – that dress just became a paint smock! We try to wear tie dyed clothes when painting…the stains just add to the character of the outfit!
what a sweet video- awhile back my husband put my now 11 year old’s bday party on video with music…it was her 5th and it still makes me cry when I hear The Flaming Lips song and her party together!
carol. I think I remember that video. Wasn’t it on your blog? But I know exactly what you mean, a video of any of my babes, set to a good song–heartbreaker! 🙂
when i can’t find the flip, i ask emma. 🙂
wow, mary! i’ve never seen her in concert. i bet it was a great one.
I’m sorry about the dress, Molly, but that smile is priceless. She really seems to be enjoying herself!
Oh my. I’m going to have to look into that little camera. That mini movie of the wee ones painting was precious. I have tons of pictures of my boys, but no videos and would like to remember their cute little voices before puberty hits them. =)
I’m off to go look at the flip now. Thanks for posting about it!!
What a great video of the girls. Had never seen/heard of the Flip before this and am intrigued. Although I do have to say the part where you say it is so easy to transfer is the most intriguing. Choice of music was great. Thanks for sharing.
Oh, how sweet! I think the music adds a level of poignancy to it – I can see how you might get emotional watching it 🙂
Both of my boys have gotten bargain basement flips for birthday presents this year, and they’ve used them to express themselves in such funny ways. My 9-year-old blogs his videos regularly.
We found the older models on amazon for about half the price of the new ones, and they made great birthday gifts for my two. They get *so* much use around here!