About 2 years ago Zeke started spending every spare moment taking pictures with his little Fisher Price camera and making "stop animation" movies with it. His movies always use his Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway or his lego people. When Tim noticed that this passion he had was not just a passing phase, he bought Zeke a small child's camera/movie camera. Now Zeke makes movies and "stop animation" movies as well. Tim helps Zeke put his pictures into a computer program to music and they play like a real little movie on a DVD. Zeke has made many movies. Lego Man 1, 2 and 3. About a week ago, he took my hand and brought me out to a message in huge letters he had typed onto his computer screen. It said...Hero's 2 coming in May. It was his announcement for his next movie sequel to Hero's 1, he had made a few months ago. Letting us all know and be excited, like you would see in a trailer of a movie about the next one coming out. I was amazed. As he can not read or spell hardly at all. But he had found the words he wanted to use on other things where he knew what they said and used them. Such a smart boy! Zeke does not really know how to be gentle with things even when he is trying and also fidgets with things till he breaks them. Needless to say he is on his third camera now. But because this is such a good thing for him we keep replacing it. And it is not an expensive one. Just the sturdiest one we could find. :)
A few months ago William got interested in "stop animation" as well. He started to mess with stop animation in his spare time with his legos. He has always been into legos. Actually, he has a very small room in our house that is just his special quiet space. His lego room.
I recently made Farmhouse Cheese Corn Bread. I had William taking pictures so I could put them on my farm blog to show people how I make it. When we were finished and I pulled the corn bread out of the oven, I cut him a piece to sit and eat for helping me. He went over to the kitchen table and in a few minutes came back with this movie for me. He said it was for on my farm blog to put at the end of the recipe page. I liked it so well I thought I would share it here. Enjoy.
May God help us all to see the details in life and enjoy the gifts of those around us.