Monday, September 22, 2008

Singing During Dinner

I'm not trying to make this into a video blog again, but it's hat season people! At least I'm giving you something, right?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Shameless plug...

Everyone's been asking, "How's the Hat biz goin?". IT'S GOOD!!! I've got a bunch of new ideas and things are starting to get busy for the season. Poor Finn will surely be in therapy one day for all of these silly hats I put him in. Click on this pic of my new kitty to see the new look and new link for my ETSY shop:

Muffin Tin Monday

This week's Muffin Tin:
Cheese sticks, pb&J, cheerios, chicken nuggets, yogurt, and Ritz. I know I said things would become more exciting, but I have to tell you... there wasn't a single thing left in this tin when Finn got done with it. The boy who doesn't eat, ate.

Duck... Duck....Duck....

Friday, September 19, 2008

"I love to play with Darby and Robyn....!!!!!"

Scootin' and Drivin'

...and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang obsession continues....

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Finnegan's Little White Shadow

My Mom and her husband, Barry, are in the UK right now. Mom said she didn't get to do all the tourist-y type things when she was there last time, so that's what they're doing now. Their dog, Robyn, gets to stay with us for a fun 2 weeks, and she LOOOOOOOOOVES Finn. Finn thinks she's pretty great too. Here's a video of the typical Robyn and Finnegan relationship:

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

YAY Nugget!

Our sweet little chickens are finally BOTH doing their work. Mary Poppins has been giving us 4-5 eggs a week since her 2nd week here, and now, Nugget has finally gotten the picture. Her comb and waddles have turned bright red, and I've caught her a few times, laying in the nesting box she's skillfully avoided this whole time. Today I pulled 2 eggs instead of one. So unless Mary Poppins is doing double duty, Nugget can now carry the status of "Hen".
Good girl Nugget.

Monday, September 08, 2008

An Exciting "See Ya."

Brandon headed to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier last week, and since they were taking the helicopter up the mountain, I asked if Finn and I could tag along and check it out. It was a beautiful day for a drive through the middle of nowhere, and the mountain looked extra spectacular up close. While the crew was figuring out logistics, Finn got the chance to sit in the helicopter. How excited was he, you ask? There were no words. For once, Finn was speechless.
Here he's impersonating the helicopter's propeller...spinning and spinning, round and round.
Needless to say he collapsed from all the excitement and slept most of the way home.

Busy Busy Busy....

I found out on my birthday, that I would be "representin'" Etsy at Bumbershoot. I was thrilled to meet some people from Etsy Admin, and to just spread the word. The problem and excitement came when Christina from Etsy wrote me to let me know I'd be working the booth on Saturday and I needed to fill up half a table with my hats. Poop! I didn't realize that I would have the chance to sell anything, and I don't carry a lot of inventory. Actually, I didn't have ANY inventory. So that gave me 3 days to get my stuff together and get sewing. Luckily, Finnegan already had a date to go spend the night at Grandma's house with ALL of his "Mc"-cousins the next day and Brandon picked him up when the fun was over, so I had the opportunity to sew, sew, sew, right up until Saturday morning when Marlo picked me up for our day at the festival. Here's a shot (taken by Marlo) of our amazingly cute booth....
I was amazed at how many adults were interested in getting themselves into a silly hat, and people were trying them on all day. I ended selling quite a few and I even gave a couple of them away (to people you wouldn't really want them back from after they tried them on.) Finn and Brandon came to show some support and explore the festival, and Finn, our little hat celebrity made his appearance and even signed an autograph for an adoring (and a little drunk) fan.
I'll update you to the rest of the week later on. Gotta get on with my day.
Thanks for the pictures Marlo.... hope you don't mind that I used them.