17 June 2012

Summer Reading

On hot summer days, we all like to sit in the shade with a beverage and read. No matter how hot it is in the sun, the shade is always quite pleasant. (Try that on the East Coast!)

Anders chose his own reading material

On this particular day, Anders chose for his reading material the Audubon Society's Field Guide to Birds. A few weeks earlier, Anders threw their Field Guide to Insects and Spiders into a stack of kids books for Granddad to read him.

Interestingly, we learned about cormorants and then that night discovered that cormorants are mentioned in one of our children's books. A guess we had always glossed over that in the past but that night we had new understanding.

- Corinne, Mike and Anders

03 June 2012

Anders, The Photographer

Earlier this year, Aunt Goie gave Anders his very own kid-friendly (aka drop friendly) digital camera. It took him a while to warm up to it, but now sometimes when I'm taking photos he'll grab his camera and join in.

On this particular day, we took pictures of each other taking photos.

The view from Anders's lens.

The view from Corinne's lens.

And then we swapped cameras. Yes, you read that right: we handed a DSLR to a 3 year old.

The view from Anders's fancy lens.

The view from Corinne's lens.

Most of the time Anders's photos look something like this:

"Still life in thumb, foot, and floor"

But every once in a while he'll capture a few winners.

Look out, Annie Leibovitz!

- Corinne, Mike, and Anders