Sunday, March 30, 2008

Seattle with a Chance of Sun

What is it that comes to mind on a sunny day in late March? Anything? Well if you've frequented the University of Washington campus for a combined thirteen years like Bri and Ben or if you're Japanese, you're thinking Get the kids! Cherry Blossoms! Now!

That's right, for a few weeks in late march - early April the cherries on the quad are in bloom. Mix that short window with Seattle weather, and you have a total of about 50 hours of quality photograph time a year. So when the skies opened yesterday the Wilsons were scrambling for the camera and getting the girls into dresses. We reached the quad about half-an-hour after the clouds parted (about a ten minute walk from our apartment). It was still relatively empty but Japanese Seattlites were already pouring in from all entrances. Kids were being placed in trees and couples were posing in the blossoms. The best photo spots soon formed lines. Our first goal was a repeat of Ginny's baby pictures from two years ago with Violet. Can you tell which is which? Neither one looks too happy to be there...

Ginny 4 days old, Violet 5 days old, Same tree Next it was time to get cute family shots and let Ginny run around. Luckily Japanese are good photographers. We stayed for about twenty minutes then headed out as the clouds moved in again. The people we passed coming in on our way out were already too late. We thought it was funny how many people saw the sun and made a b-line for the quad like us. Here are some parting shots.
Ginny Breaks loose across the Quad, still just beginning to fill
Mom and Violet
Dad and Ginny

The Family

10 comments:

lacy said...

bri what cute girls hope all is well

Missy said...

These pictures are great! What a fun tradition. I can't believe you are out and about with a 4-day-old baby, Bri! You rock!

Stephenson and Katie said...

Precious!~! I can't believe how up-and-at-it you are after just 4 days! Wonder mom!!

Suzanne said...

What neat pictures. I like how the girls have matching pictures. They will love that when they are older. Be sure and label them, it is really hard to tell them apart.

The Parks Fam said...

Cute pictures guys!! and what a precious newborn baby. Bri, you ARE amazing for already being up and out. That is great, its soo nice to get out after having a baby isn't it!

claire said...

Oh, I MISS Washington! Thanks for the beautiful pics of UW. You guys are a good lookin' family.

Kailey said...

LOVE the pics of the girls in the blankets. TOO sweet! You guys look happy. But Bri, didn't you JUST have a baby? You go girl!

jules said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love the matching photos of the newborns. Good for you for getting out after just having a baby. I'd be sleeping or at least sporting pjs.

Charayne said...

Hey it was so great to hear from you and be getting updates on your cute family!!! I'm with everyone else-you are amazing (not to mention how great you look after having a baby 4 days before.) Love that the pics match. I wouldn't be able to tell. Hopefully we will be able to keep in touch more since we both blog.

Charayne

Aaron, Julie, and Trey said...

Great pics! I am impressed that you were on top of things enough to get a matching photo. For me, it's always just good intentions that slip away...that reminds me of a pic I need to take of Audrey before she outgrows a particular outfit.......:)
PS I love the cherry blossoms in the quad. Occasionally our pics of Trey in his early walking days there come on our screen and I just marvel at the beauty of it all!