Monday, April 30, 2012

Camera Light Art

I took a photography class a while ago, where I learned more about how to use my nice new SLR camera.  One of the things we discussed when talking about shutter speed was this crazy light art you can do with a very slow shutter speed.  So, I experimented a bit when we were on vacation in the middle of the woods (space and darkness highly available).  Here's what I got.

These first three are Carl outside waving a stick that has an ember on the end of it.

Here I am inside using the fridge to try to make a heart.  It would be best if you could get outside and use the side of a building or something similar.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Will has now gotten to this wonderful place in time where he enjoys drawing on his own.  For a while there he just wanted Mommy to draw things for him.  :)  With this beautiful weather, we have been able to get out the sidewalk chalk and he loves to "color" outside.  He also thinks it's pretty fabulous that he doesn't have to wear shoes to do so.

He was counting here, and I believe saying "eleven" at this point.  :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Cabin

Here are the rest of the photos from our time at the cabin a few weeks ago.  Will loved exploring in the woods, finding creatures, running on trails, and throwing stick upon stick into the river.  :)  We had a wonderful time.  Be forewarned, this is picture heavy.  :)
Will's excited to be at the cabin on "acation" (vacation)!

Daddy chopping wood with an audience...

...and a helper!

Love this picture of the two boys.  This was one of Will's favorite places.

Making a fire for hot dogs and marshmallows!  Yum!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Super Swing!

We recently gained a few baby swings from some dear friends of ours, and with this new acquisition, Carl made Will a tremendous swing on the side of our house in a huge tree.  Here's a few pics and a video.  It's pretty great.  All the neighborhood kids love to get their turn in it too.  ;)

I actually took this video through our side window, it's that close to our house.  We have since put some tarp material in between the rope and tree to prevent friction damage to either.  :)   

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Egg Coloring

Will and I colored eggs together for the first time this Saturday.  He enjoyed it, but wanted "more!".  :) 

For some reason he was counting here and I got him saying "One!".  :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Egg Hunt

Though we do not support the Easter bunny tradition, we are always up for an egg hunt!  It is one of the traditions that we did as a children we would like continue with Will.  Anyhow, the egg hunt here on base was this past weekend.  Here's Will getting his goodies!
Perfect size bouncy structure for Will!  He LOVES these things.

 Clearly  he was enthused about having his picture taken.