"I myself have twelve hats and each one represents a different personailty" ~ Margaret Atwood

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Howdy everyone!

To start off this week, I'll show you a few pictures of a lovely gift Henry got from his Granny and Granddad when he was born:

Just a tease:

There it is! (most of it anyway):

Henry is still a little small to really get full enjoyment out of this beautiful rocking horse.  Or so I thought...the following picture suggests otherwise:

What is up with that smile little man?  Not the greatest picture of the hat, but hey, it's a great picture of his smile/teeth/tongue, so what can you do?

What's this?  Cowboy boots?:

Looking at daddy (better picture of his hat):

Little smiles (from a big man)!  He looks so big on the rocking horse:

Just chillin:

Initially I wanted to do this photoshoot on a real horse, but we couldn't get organized in time.  I think the rocking horse turned out to be a nice compromise.  I still can't believe how big he looks in these pictures!  For anyone not up to speed, Henry just turned 9 months last week.  He's growing up fast!

Hope you all had a great weekend, see you next week pard'ners!  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there, old and new!  Sorry for the late update this week, we've been at my parents' house spending some time with my dad.  Of course we managed to get a few pictures of Henry with his Dad in matching hats.  I know we did a Jays hat once already, but this particular one happens to be the authentic on field ball cap.  Henry still needs to grow into his a little bit, but Trevor's is a perfect fit!  I've got to say, I much prefer the new Blue Jays logo.

Whoa, we match!

Handsome!  (Henry's not bad either):

Like Father, like Son:

I am a lucky lady!  

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The adventures of Georg

Does anyone else remember this?

I believe we used to watch it in German while living in Austria in the 90's, but I could be mistaken.  In any case, I found myself remembering this show, and that is how I came up with the hat this week.  But before we get into the hat, I have to give you a short (and related) backstory.  Sometime in the early 2000's, my family somehow came to be in possession of a lawn gnome.  He's small and simple and is carrying a pig in his arms.  We call him Georg (that's pronounced with a hard "G").  Sometimes, you go on a trip, and somehow Georg has ended up in your luggage.   

This first picture is actually from Georg's second trip to Europe, here, he is enjoying some delicious Austrian cuisine:

And here he is visiting the Eiffel Tower:
Now, I must tell you, Georg was travelling long before the Travelocity gnome.  We're pretty sure they got their idea from us (though we're not sure how, when we find out who spilled the beans *shakes fist*).   

This week, I was thinking about David the Gnome from the tv show, then I remembered Georg the gnome, and an amazing photoshoot was born.  The pictures look awesome this week thanks in part to my mother's beautiful garden, the contrast of the red hat against the lush green plants, and of course, Henry.

Who's that in the bird bath?

Henry just loves sitting in the dirt, in fact he started to laugh as soon as we sat him down:

Oh, is it unusual that I am sitting in this lush green paradise?

Loves nature (as a good gnome should).

I hope you all are enjoying the warmer weather, keep your eyes open for gnomes in your own gardens!  Remember, they're a little mischievous, but generally harmless.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hey Everyone! Come see how good I look!

As some of you may have heard, a sequel to Anchorman is in the works.  So when I was shopping online and saw the shirt featured in these pictures, I had a hat plan for the week.  It took a few tries to get right and the moustache was a challenge. I tried to crochet one, but it was too tickly for the little man, so we used some eyeliner instead.  I always find hats that look like hair hilarious, so I hope you enjoy:

He's such a little ham, as soon as he sees the camera he starts smiling, so I couldn't get a serious Anchorman shot.  Here's Henry, he's kind of a big deal:

 He has many leather bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany (also, he looks a little like Bugs Bunny with those teeth):

Great Odin's Ravens that's a cute baby:

What a little goofball.  

Stay classy San Diego.