Six months already! Here’s October’s monthly blog to keep you current on what’s going on at the Hazelton Haus. New teeth, lots of Halloween costumes to try to “spark joy” a surprising amount of houseplants and an unsurprising amount of decorative gourds. Tried to grab some “school portraits” for this cool kid. Alas, he would […]

Smiling 6 month old baby

November 2, 2020

Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL | October 2020

Family, Personal

Who’s big stuff? It’s this small lady! She weighs in at 17 lb and is giving us an arm and shoulder workout daily. This month she’s become mobile in a big way by rolling and rolling and rolling, and is in full-blown admiration mode of her awesome big brother. 🙂 Rolled over after admiring her […]

Small boy and his baby sister smiling

October 13, 2020

September 2020 | Oak Park, IL Family Documentary Photography

Family, Personal

She’s four months old already! And with this post, I am finally caught up with my baby blog backlog (say that 3x fast) and…I’m sorry little dude, there are so many photos of your little sis and not as many of you this month. I’ll do better in September. 🙁 We are HUGE tea drinkers […]

Cheerful four month baby on a pink pillow

September 29, 2020

Family Documentary Photography | August 2020 | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

Friends, we have reached July’s monthly blog. In September. Who’s counting?? Time’s totally topsy-turvy during the pandemic anyway. This is the month we became pretty sure her eyes would be blue like her Dad’s, she started to roll over, and demonstrated that she could grab toys, with toy #1 being Mom’s hair. Yes, I still […]

A smiling toddler and his baby sister

September 15, 2020

July 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

Welcome to June’s baby blog! This month the smiles continued, but more often than not at a bright light source rather than Mom. 🙁 The sleeping situation got even better, and the neck muscles slowly but surely got stronger. It’s fun having two little people in the house now! So many smiles!….largely for the ceiling […]

Happy two-month old baby

September 8, 2020

June 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

Welcome to my May 2020 family documentary journal entry as I attempt to blog each month of the first year of my daughter’s life as a baby book of sorts. Back in May we were still feeling all kinds of weird about shelter-in-place and coronavirus – it had not yet become quite as mundane as […]

Baby lying next to multi-colored blocks that read "one month"

August 28, 2020

May 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

I realized that I straight up am neglecting to make a baby book for my daughter AT ALL (at least with my son I made an effort at a book which turned into an effort at a Google Doc which turned into… photos without context?) My goal is to get through her whole first year, […]

August 11, 2020

April 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

On the second day of Liam’s graduation weekend we were lucky enough to have the clouds part for a gloriously sunny day. I gather that that sort of thing is pretty rare on the northern California coast. At Liam’s request we went to check out Fern Canyon, which is a gorgeous watershed very close to […]

Macro photography of curled fern pinna at Fern Canyon, Orick, CA

July 10, 2019

Graduation Celebration | Fern Canyon, Orick, CA

Family, Personal

In mid-May family members from across the west coast made the journey up to misty Arcata, CA to celebrate! Congratulations for graduating, and for all your hard work! So, short, ridiculous story time: unusual late-season rain was predicted for this weekend. I knew this. I checked the weather report and alerted the rest of the […]

Humboldt State University Graduate giving the peace sign

July 5, 2019

Rainy Humboldt State University Graduation and Celebration

Events, Family, Personal, Seniors