A few of my cotton based animals just hanging out.

Spider Monkey
Tux the Penguin




Mom, AJ, Michaela, and Aliciana go to the Woodland Park Zoo… I go to work. Exciting work footage not shown.



I bought A DSLR camera to capture the entire life of my new baby boy who is due to arrive at any time. I know next to nothing about photography but my brother is a great amateur photographer and I plan to read a bunch of books.

That being said, my new Canon Rebel XTi almost makes it too easy to get great photos. I combined the Canon body with a 50mm fixed lens and I am really happy with the results so far. I think I am going to capture some amazing portraits in the near future.


Birth Date: April 16, 2008
Birth Time: 7:19 am
Weight: 6 lbs 9 oz
Length: 18 3/4 in
Health: Perfect




Gavin decides that his crib isn’t that bad for an afternoon nap. Now, if we could just get him to sleep in it at night.


You can now access all things Gavin at www.gavinladd.com which for the time being will just redirect to Gavin’s category on my blog. But, eventually he will have his own blog there… at least when he learns to type. I hope Gavin will be one of the first people to have the same blog from his ultrasound pictures all the way up to adulthood.


Here are some pictures taken during the last 3 weeks with Aliciana’s camera:

If that isn’t enough photos of my beautiful son for you, there are more pictures here on my brother and his wife’s Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dslrnovice/sets/72157604578219496/



Gavin looks ready to go to a job interview with his polo shirt and matching pants. It is never too soon to put the kids to work 😉