Unbelievable excitement ensues as two Seattleites prepare for a baby!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Make sure to check out Eric's post ...

I just realized that with all of my photo posting, I've pushed down Eric's great post about taking Sophia to the Arburetum. Do not miss that post! Not only does it have some great photos of the young one, but Eric has a way with his descriptions that sum up Sophia's personality better than I ever could.

Make sure to either scroll down the page or click here to see it.

Rainier Picnic


Rainier BW
Originally uploaded by Chris Hafner.

Last weekend, Sophia and I got together my my folks, Steve & Erin and Steve's folks, and Kevin, his cousin, and Doug for a big picnic up at Rainier. Despite prognostications of cloudy, rainy weather, the day was stunningly beautiful.

It was also terrific to see Steve & Erin for the first time in years, and Steve's parents in a lot longer time than that. It was a great day.

Check out the slideshow here.

Browse the photos here.

We're working on getting all of our digital photos online - you can check out all of the albums we've currently plowed through here.

Sophia's Colorful Toys


Lego Jumble 2
Originally uploaded by Chris Hafner.

Inspired by Sophia's eye-poppingly bright toys, I resolved to try to capture some of those colors and turn a select few into really creepy black-and-white images.

Check out the slideshow here.

Browse the photos here.

We're working on getting all of our digital photos online - you can check out all of the albums we've currently plowed through here.

Lyle's Birthday Visit



Blue Eyes mostly BW
Originally uploaded by Chris Hafner.

Lyle stopped by to celebrate his birthday last weekend, and a good time was had by all.

Baby and Grandpa Lyle photos can be found at these links:

Check out the slideshow here.

Browse the photos here.

We're working on getting all of our digital photos online - you can check out all of the albums we've currently plowed through here.

(and yes - the top photo is *not entirely* black and white)

Seattle Shooting


Crazy Night Sky Vert
Originally uploaded by Chris Hafner.

Hello, everybody! A few weeks ago I went out for some photography with my friend Ron. The goal? Capture both the historic PacMed Amazon building and the Seattle skyline at dusk.

Unfortunately, the weather was absolutely atrocious, so only a handful of the nearly 200 photos I took were even reasonably okay. So, if you're interested in some reasonably okay Seattle photography (and who could resist that description?), you've come to the right place.

Check out the slideshow here.

Browse the photos here.

We're working on getting all of our digital photos online - you can check out all of the albums we've currently plowed through here.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Washington Park Arboretum

Friday 6 October 2006: Sophia turns 14 months old today.
She can't quite say my name yet, so she just calls me Ick.

We head for the Washington Park Arboretum in her parent's car. It's the first time I've driven with a baby. I am admittedly a little nervous, but Sophia remains calm on our maiden voyage together. She points every so often while saying "car." At the Arboretum, we park at the vistor's center and stroll towards the maples. I'm hoping to see some beautiful fall colors in the leaves. Sure enough, we find a spot with some lush greens and vibrants reds and oranges. I take Sophia out of the stroller and plop her down to see what she will do. She just loves running around. It's a rainy, overcast day which makes for messy fun when she picks up leaves and sticks. She's sporting her new Frakenstien shoes; they're a bit big for her still but she manages.
Sophia seems to love nature, taking some extra time to admire this fern. She's such a great companion on our jouney out and very curious about the world around her.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Visiting Grandpa Lyle




Grandpa Lyle
Originally uploaded by Chris Hafner.

Leigh, Sophia, and I headed over to Grandpa Lyle's house on the peninsula a few weeks ago and had a great time. The excitement included watching the Seahawks win, trying to get Sophia to nap in a strange house, me getting a haircut, shopping at Fred Meyer, and a spectacularly beautiful ferry ride home.


Check out the slideshow here.

Browse the photos here.

We're working on getting all of our digital photos online - you can check out all of the albums we've currently plowed through here.