Thursday, October 27, 2011

Week 40: Squeaker the Friendly Ghost

 I think we can say with relative certainty that he is friendly.
 We can also say that it wasn't my best idea to put a white hat on a very messy baby eating food in a variety of colors. Immediately after this photo he grabbed the hat with both hands and yanked it off. I think I managed to get all the potatoes and kale off of it without any staining.
 That hat is a little big, but it will be perfect for next Halloween!
I love the goofy grin--on the kid and on the hat. 
More Halloweenie hat goodness to come!
Take care,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weeks 38 & 39: The reveal.

These are my kids! They turned 10 a few weeks ago. I started babysitting for them right after they turned 4. My goodness, how time does fly. They are quickly outgrowing the "need a babysitter" stage of life. Now they occasionally watch Squeaker for me (with their mom's help....).  I have been a lucky babysitter and had some really wonderful children in my life. I can only hope Squeaks is half as great as any of my charges.
Take care!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Really? You think it looks like a spider?

On Wednesday, Squeaks and I made a trip to the post office. It was a little chilly here in Wisconsin, so naturally the kid wore one of his many hats. His penguin hat now fits perfectly, so that was the choice of the day. We walked into the post office and the woman at the counter said, "What a cute spider hat!" Really? A spider? Clearly, this woman was insane. However, wouldn't a spider hat be super cute? It's on the list now.
 I think it may be time for a car seat upgrade. Squeaker seems a bit squished these days.

Stay tuned for more Halloween goodness!
Take care,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Week 39: The Karate Kid

Finally, I have pictures to post. I don't really know how I got so far behind. Oh, wait, yes I do. I had to sit on a jury for two long days. The most boring case known to man. And, knitting and blogging aren't allowed while listening to testimonies. Boo.
 Despite the lateness of my posting, it's an adorable hat. This one is a gift for EJ, twin brother to NJ. His "thing" is karate, so I made him a cozy grey hat with a yin-yang symbol.
 The hats were delivered on Friday and the kids' mom promised she'd send pictures immediately. I'm freaking out a little because I haven't heard anything. I think that means A. They hated the hats; B. They didn't fit. Hopefully they can at least pretend to like them.
The cutest monkey baby ever. 

I'm hard at work on another scary-but-not-too-scary Halloween hat!
Take care,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Week 38: Boys can wear pink.

 This hat is actually a birthday present for a 10 year old girl that I used to babysit for. Her mom is one of my co-workers. NJ is huge into Irish dance so this hat is perfect. Or so I hope. I mean, she's a 10 year old girl, I suspect nothing I think is cool actually is cool. Do kids even use "cool" any more?

Squeaks totally pulls off the pink though. He's secure in his masculinity. 
It helps that he's rocking a "Born to Run" Harley-Davidson shirt. 
 And yes, that orange clashes something fierce with the beautiful pink and green of the hat.
 Squeaks was all about being helpful today. He did the same thing to the diapers in the laundry basket earlier in the day.
I do really like how the shamrocks turned out on this one. I am thinking I will keep it in reserve and make a green and white one for St. Patrick's Day next year. 
I hope NJ likes it! I will post pictures soon. The hat now in progress is actually for her twin brother EJ!

Take care,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Week 37: Martini, shaken, not stirred.

I think it looks like an olive. JM says it looks like the eye of Sauron. I think we're both dorks because he made that statement and I knew what he was talking about.

The pimento may be a little large, but it's like a delicious giant stuffed olive.

 What glorious October weather we are having. It was 80 degrees out when I took this picture.
 Squeaker had so much fun playing in the leaves! I can't wait until he's old enough that we can make him rake those leaves. That's why you have kids right?
I hope to have pictures of this week's hat soon! 
Take care,

Monday, October 3, 2011

Week 36: Candy Corn at the Alamo!

 I wasn't able to get pictures of this hat taken before we loaded up and flew to San Antonio. I was speaking at another conference, so we had our second plane ride in just about 2 weeks. It was hectic, but we made it.
It was *only* about 90 degrees when I took these photos. Fortunately, Squeaks was a good sport and didn't try to put the hat off (very often anyway...). Don't you love the historic and beautiful Alamo in the background?  
 I think it totally classes my blog up to have photographs of the baby with a 175 year old southern treasure. 
He was obsessed with the various flags and flagpoles they had outside the building. I thought for certain Squeaks was going to break the flagpole that held the briskly waving flag of Texas, it was going to hit the ground and get dirty, and we were going to A. Get arrested, B. Get run out of the state of Texas, C. Get shot. Those Texans are intensely proud of their state.

 Fortunately, the flagpole held and we are still able to hold our head up high in the land of Texas.
Isn't this the sweetest piece of candy corn you've ever seen?
A delicious olive is coming your way soon!

Take care!

The Hat that Started it All

That's right. On September 28th, my little Squeaker turned 1!!  I had him try on the pumpkin hat that started it all. It was so bittersweet; a year ago his tiny little head was swimming in that hat. You can revisit the first every picture of the hat that inspired this blog here.
 Squeaker's first birthday cake. We actually only let him have one of the sprinkles, then JM and I ate the rest of it. That's right, we ate all the baby's birthday cake. What mean parents we are!

Hat pictures coming soon!
Take care,