Friday, March 27, 2009

Need A Babysitter?

I have a great new baby sitter. Not that my kids need a sitter. Ben is old enough to watch the girls when I need him to, and even Emily is old enough to watch Katie now for a couple of hours. BUT...if you need a sitter, or just a mother's helper to occupy the kids while you have a moment's peace to go to the bathroom alone, have I got a sitter for you!

It's called Cyberlink Youcam. This is a program that allows you to create cool effects while you are having a video chat on your computer. We discovered it while chatting on Skype with Kerry.

The glorious thing about it is that you can also use it while you are not chatting with someone else.

Just sit your kids down in front of the computer (one at a time with a specific time limit, unless you like to watch them fight) and give them free reign with the camera. You won't have to tell them how it works. They will just know.

There are various fun-house mirror applications, which are an instant hit.
You can take snapshots, or even a video. Or many videos.

There are frames, stickers, stamps and animations you can add on to a photo.

It's certainly allowing my kids to be more creative.........

........and creepy.

Every time I sit down at the computer I find a dozen or so new photos and videos.

Even the adults in the house are not immune.


  1. You are so stinkin' funny! You're picture is the best!! Thanks for the smile for the day!

  2. Yep, that will do it. :0) GG