New Years Eve is a different experience with kids. For our first several years as parents, we put the kids to bed at 8:00 and then threw a party at our house so we didn’t interrupt their routine. Last year my husband and I went to a midnight play at a local theatre and had a had a great time. Apparently while we were gone, our then 6 year old got to stay up until midnight to watch the ball drop and he hasn’t stopped talking about it since. When he found out that today was New Years Eve, his one request was that he be allowed to watch the ball drop again.
Legoland gave us the perfect opportunity to let the kids watch the ball drop and still get them to bed on time and I found a unique opportunity to play with my camera and create some unique firework photographs.
Legoland gave out, what I first thought were 3D glasses. I spent a while looking around for a movie screen, couldn’t figure it out, and then set my glasses aside. In typical fashion, my 7 year old put the glasses on and had them figured out immediately. They weren’t 3D glasses, they were lego glasses – they made any light look like Legos. That was pretty cool when there were just Christmas lights to look at but when the fireworks started those glasses turned regular fireworks into absolutely the coolest thing my kids had ever seen.
Whenever there are fireworks, I generally watch them through my cameral lens. I didn’t want to miss out on any of the fun so I threw a pair of lego glasses in front of my camera just to see what would happen. I found that by holding the lego glasses about 2 inches in front of my camera lens, I was able to capture the lego fireworks my kids were seeing through the glasses. These were so much more fun than regular fireworks!
This one looks a bit like floor in my kids’ bedroom . . .
Watching fireworks through lego glasses is definitely a bit different from the standard! Such a fun way to welcome in the New Year. Happy New Years everyone!