1. Bring home the brochure for the camera you want which happens to come with a pretty red case just special for mother's day.
2. Coach the eldest hooligan to make random comments about said camera, which mom would love, while you're away on business.
3. Suggest Mr. V go with you to the Camera store to look at new accessories for his camera...
Yes, it was pathetic. However,this strategy does work! So here's some of the first pictures from my new lovely Nikon J1 (in white).
This is my first Nikon and it's a little different than what I'm used to, but I think I'm going to like it!