This month I am highlighting the Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR. This is a Pentax kit lens which I feel comfortable with, and with the birth of my second son happening sometime within this month I wanted to be using a fast automatic zoom lens.
Well…it’s been a big month. Here’s my last shot of the month. It was very pleasant out today, and so we introduced my mom to our local gelato place. When we came back with it Micah was quite interested in getting some as well. My mom was nice to share with him. (One thing I’ve really been impressed with this month is Pentax K-5 and this lens’ ability to take decent shots at high ISO’s – this shot was taken at 3200 ISO.)
The iconic water tower of the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago was taken down recently due to being damaged by our brutal winter. It is sad for the community because it is on their seal, it is on posters representing Andersonville, and it is a loss in the remembrance of the area’s Swedish roots. It had been up since the 1920s and was still in use until just a few weeks ago.
My cousin’s family is in town for the weekend and they stopped by to meet Ezra today.
Flowers in celebration of my wife’s birthday and of the birth of our second son.
Pillars during a rainy day in downtown Chicago.
Ezra with some dinner still on his lip.
Big brother Micah meeting his younger brother Ezra for the first time. Such a precious moment!
The new little guy!
We welcomed Ezra Yuuto Seaman into the world today.
When your wife wants to have a baby. NOW. Drastic times call for drastic measures. So she decided to drink castor oil to get the baby to arrive ASAP.
It was a nice enough day to go to the park today. Micah loves swinging. Clearly…no baby brother yet…
The DANK Haus – the German American cultural center – in my neighborhood at sunset.
A sound board. (Taken with the Pentax-M 50mm 1.7)
A seagull flies across the Chicago sky.
Micah and mommy at Micah’s 18 month doctor’s appointment.
A girl with a unique hat stands at the corner of a Chicago intersection.
The sculpture outside the local public library. It would seem that along with a finger, a book is missing…
Grammaw came up in preparation for child #2, and she brought Micah a new fun toy.
I like the various sized wires, and of course the sky.
It snowed again last night. After two 50 degree days. At least it’s beautiful.
Even though it’s 50 right now, by tomorrow we’re supposed to be back in the 20s and have another 6 inches of snow. Looks like someone turned the cold back on. 🙁
The front of my apartment building.
We’re getting closer to meeting baby #2. Sarah’s 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant.
A neighbor’s weather vane
This sign hangs in Gene’s Sausage Shop. It is the sign of the previous deli that once was here, but went out of business.
The night light in our bathroom.
Micah just chillin’ on the couch.