Birders

August 7, 2012

I took this just before they headed off to go camping with their mama and granny. Mae was so excited she couldn’t sit still – oh well.

I gave Leah my prized compact binoculars, and loaned her my Sibley’s bird book. Both girls love watching birds and checking them off as they find a new one. I think they like the stories I tell them about each bird – and they’re always on the lookout no matter where we go. Mae loves to find a bird she knows without looking at the book (she’s pretty good, probably knows 6 or 7 without help), and then asks me to check it off again when we get home. It warms my heart to see them enjoying something I’ve enjoyed my whole life.