Sunday, February 27, 2011

Four Daughters

Hello my Blog Friends.

I’ve already mentioned this on the vast Tomb Tome of Visages, and it’s on Anna’s blog as well, but just for posterity I wanted to post here the picture of the newest member of the Hatke Pack, Ronia Francesca:



(Also I’m just a wee bit proud of the composition of this picture, though I’m nothing approaching a skilled photographer). This brings the Hatke Pack up to four daughters. I’m overrun! Outnumbered! Outclassed and outmatched! What will I do?

I don't know. Probably I'll have more fun.

In the meantime, here’s a link to a fun thing I did recently. It was for a newsletter called BookPage and instead of an interview they sent me a list of questions and asked me to draw and handwrite the answers. It was a fun idea and yet another chance for me to fill up a page with little robots and creatures.

And now, I’m off to clean the house, care for all my girls, and start repairing our chicken coop which was damaged in last weeks high winds.

24 comments:

mordicai said...

Hey! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ben!!!
Do you think you can survive in a house with five women?
Fede

Fr Matthew Green said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

And yes, the photo is nicely composed. As an amateur photographer myself, I believe that most of the skill of a real photographer lies in being in the right place at the right time with your camera on hand and your eyes open, and in having an eye for composition. As a skilled artist, you have a very good head start on being a skilled photographer.

Christina said...

Aw, Ben, she's beautiful! Your wife looks lovely, too. It's that tired mother look after all the work, and then the baby is her reward. :)

Have fun repairing the chicken coops!

Red Herring Jeff said...

That's super awesome, Ben! She's beautiful! It's funny to me when people ask if we're going to try for a boy next, as if our daughters weren't every bit as awesome and capable as a boy could ever be... As for being outnumbered, well that's really a matter of opinion. Ha-ha-ha!

Gaelen Mibeck said...

Happy Birthday, Ronia!

barbara said...

Wow, just wow. Congratulations, I am so happy for all of you!

Fr Matthew Green said...

Nice job on BookPage, too, by the way.

Josiah said...

Congratulations! A passel of sisters is a wonderful thing. (I myself have five.) Do your daughters like swords? (My sisters do.)

anna said...

Auguri piccola Ronia Francesca! Buona avventura a te e alla tua meravigliosa famiglia!
ciao
p.s. Ben, la foto è bellissima

Dana said...

Beautiful! Lucky you being over run with girls, your house will be full of pink and fluffiness for the next twenty years!

Daniela (Gravagna) said...

Congrats to you and Anna, and obviously Benvenuta piccola Ronia.Can't wait to meet her in Gravagna!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Congratulations to you and Anna! And may God Bless the growing Hatke family!

This probably isn't what you want to hear with everything you have going on but… this photo would make a very good Ben Hatke original oil painting!

Jeanie W said...

Congratulations, Ben! She's gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful. As simple as that. Enjoy your girls, they are always the apple of a father's eye. Great link as well. Thank you for sharing!

millelacuna said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations! :)

Ben Hatke said...

Wow, thanks for the prayers and well wishes friends! Ronia has surely been welcomed. I took her outside (just a little bit) for the first time today.

sdn said...

A Lindgren daughter! Mazel tov!

Christopher said...

Congratulations to you all!

Fr Matthew Green said...

What is the "Tomb of Visages"?

Ben Hatke said...

FACE BOOK!

Ta DAA!

matt said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful.

Ben Hatke said...

HA! I just realized I misspelled "tome," which is what I meant by "tome of visages."

Serves me right for trying to be clever.

Laura said...

I love her name.