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

Friday, July 27, 2012

Go Team Canada!

As you all know, the Olympics begin today with the opening ceremonies at 2pm.  I am actually at the cottage as you read this, so I won't be able to watch them live.  But no matter, I'm sure we'll catch all the highlights when we return.  

I was kind of torn on what hat to do this week.  I wanted something Olympics related, but Summer Olympics just don't have many hats.  

Unless of course, you count the laurel wreath:

He refused to put his water down.  It's all those athletic activities he did just moments before:

I loved the 2004 Olympics in Athens when they crowned all the medalists with laurels.  Here I finally got him to put his water down:

Thoughtful (he looks like an ancient philosopher here):

Looking down:

And here it looks like he just ate something sour.  I have no idea what this look what all about:

Go team Canada!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Yarrr Matey!

Ahoy mateys!

Henry and I have been housesitting for my parents the past week.  It's been a good time, the weather has been great and the dogs mostly well behaved.  Being away from home presented some challenges when it came to hat making this week (such as no white glue in the house, what's up with that)?  

I decided on a pirate hat for this week.  While researching, I learned that the type of hat I was thinking of when I imagined what it was going to look like is called a tricorn.  Who knew?  Not to be confused with the bicorn hat made popular by Napoleon Bonaparte.  

I also came across a great tutorial on how to create such a hat.  At first, I thought it was going to be a lot of work, but upon closer investigation, it didn't actually look so bad.  It involved some stretching of felt over a bowl, and or course the aforementioned white glue.  I also found an awesome feather at Michaels and a red bandana to complete the look.  Oh, and an eyepatch. 

Have a look for yourselves:

Not too sure about sittin on the ground here:

Captain Henry's come ashore to check out some treasure:

Is this gold?

Mom, can we please take off this eyepatch now?

You can't really see it in these pictures, but his suit says "Captain Canine's Pirate Tours" oh Carters, always so cute and something for every occasion.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

Monster Series 3

Happy Friday the 13th!  Just in case you are having a bad day, I'm updating today to improve things for you!  Actually, part of the reason for the early update is that I will have questionable internet service for about a week, so I thought I'd update now and not worry about it.  

This week's hat is quite unseasonal.  I know it's Summer and about 100 degrees out, but I made an earflap hat.  I thought of it and it was just too cute to pass up.  Also, I needed a picture of Henry in a monster themed hat for another project and I wanted a more recent shot than the previous monster hats.

Crazy to think when I last took a pic of Henry with a monster he could barely sit up.  Now he's crawling everywhere and pulling himself up on just about everything he can reach!  So many changes!  But now that physical growth is slowing down, making winter-y hats in the summer isn't so questionable because it's possible they'll still fit in the fall.

Alright, that's probably enough back story for today.  Hat time!

Henry was not in the mood for a photo-shoot today, which is kind of unusual for him.  He's such a ham, he usually sees a camera and immediately does this:

However, after this gem (which was the second shot I took) I got winners like this:

It's cute and funny, but not exactly what I was hoping for.  Or this:

In case you are wondering, his face is still turned toward the camera here, he has pulled the earflap over his face. *facepalm*  I did manage to get this picture (it's a bit blurry though):

Normally Henry is all dad.  But in the above pic, I see some mom, I'll show you a picture of me making a similar face:

Can you see it?  We're even sitting in the same position.

I hope you all have a lovely day and weekend, Friday the 13th and Satanic weather aside...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Where's Wald---errr, Henry?

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the heat we're having (if you are in southern Ontario anyway, maybe elsewhere too).  Since we've been pretty much housebound today enjoying the air conditioning, I had enough time to finish this week's hat a bit early as well as stage our photo shoot.  

The idea for this week actually came from last week.  I thought the beanie made Henry look a little like Waldo (of Where's Waldo? fame).  I did a little research to see exactly what Waldo's hat really looks like, and here we are!  I also happened to have the perfect shirt to complete the costume.  I think I actually buy these red and white striped suits because I love the Labyrinth.  I'm not going to tell you how awesome it is.  In fact, I'm going to assume that since we're friends, you've seen it, so I won't even tell you what it's about or what it has to do with red and white striped baby suits.

I digress, back to the pics:

Did I forget to mention the pipe-cleaner glasses?:

It was hard today to get little man to smile/pay attention/take the toys out of his mouth

Chewing away (tooth eruption #5 is imminent):

Snarfing at me:

Almost a smile, and look, nothing in his mouth!:

What a funny little man, he makes me laugh all day long.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Happy (belated) Canada Day to all my fellow canadians (and honorary canadians)!

We owe this late update to our visit to the cottage this weekend.  The weather was amazing and we had a great time relaxing in the sun and on the newly screened porch (bug free is always a plus).  

Henry had a special hat to mark the momentous occasion (Canada that is):

Mommy also appears in a few of these pics if you check out the reflection in the window

A different angle (smiley man):

Oh dad, you're so funny:

"Little Canadian"

He looks a bit like a lumberjack without his antlers:

Here we are just before dinner, Henry's got a new outfit because it's post swim:

Henry was such a good boy all weekend, he even figured out proper crawling as opposed to just dragging himself around everywhere!  We're looking forward to our next cottage trip and many more Canada Days to come!