Fiona and I were interviewed by the local news.  KJRH was armed with an IR thermometer and a 1:39 slot to fill.

You can watch the video here:

http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/rising-temperatures-raise-the-threat-of-heat-related-dangers-to-children-electronics

It is a Tulsa Tradition to take pictures of your kids at Woodward Park.  The park is less than 2 miles from our house, so we rolled over to capture Fiona at 14 months old.

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A few bonus pictures…

The bike seat is a Yepp Mini attached to the Grocery Getter Deluxe (1995 Gary Fisher Mt Tam that I had in college).  This was a replacement to the original Grocery Getter.

Proud dad moment. Fiona pushing a skateboard for the 1st time.  Not bad for an 11 month old.

Things have gone surprisingly well with our new baby.  We have settled into a routine of diapers, naps, and feedings.

As you might expect from the proud parents of a newborn, Traci and I have gone camera crazy.  We bought a camera, returned the camera, purchased an entry level DSLR instead, and now I’m taking a photography class.

In the meantime, a friend of Traci’s recommended Megan Setter of Setter Studios for portraits.  Her pricing was very reasonable and she gave us full rights to the pictures.  She came to our home to set up a mini-studio and we had a blast posing little Fiona.  We would recommend giving her a call if you need portraits (baby or adult).

Without further ado, here are our favorite fifteen photos from the shoot.

If you can’t get enough, all 87 pictures on Setter Studio.

We are excited to announce the birth of Fiona Rose Leigh.

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Fiona was born on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:19pm.  She weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long (even).

Mother and baby are recovering nicely.  Dad is still recovering from an abundance of nervous, protective energy.  Fiona gained back her birth weight after one week, which is amazing since we are not bottle feeding.

The slideshow is from the first week.

Yesterday I did some Okie Surfing.  On the coast they ride the waves.  In the mountains they ride the powder.  Here in Oklahoma we ride the storms.

It was really hot when I left work; probably well over 95 deg F.  I rode due north with a slight tailwind right into a storm that was headed south.  When I first noticed the clouds ahead of me, I figure it would be relief from the heat.  By the time I turned west and started my loop home, the clouds had turned black and there was lightening off to the northeast.  I was 200 meters from my turn on 116th when the wind shifted 180 degrees and the temperature dropped down to 80 deg.  I had a strong cross wind until I made it to Skiatook.  From there, it was a 30 mph tailwind blasting me home down a long, straight road.  The entire time I had black clouds and lightening brewing behind me, but it didn’t start raining until I had been home for 5 or 10 minutes.

In the end, I ended up with 50 miles for the day (including the ride to work) in less than 3hrs.

From xkcd.com

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