It makes me frown. Or pout. Maybe both.
I've made a slew of hats in those two weeks and I need to get some good photos of them and post them up for all to see.
Tomorrow is supposed to be a sunny day...perhaps I will have the chance to get some shots of them when I get home from work -- before the sun sets.
And Elena, too. I've completely neglected her "Two Year" photo. DRL and I are going to rake some leaves and get some shots of our little girl.
And then I'll post those, too.
Happy Monday, friends!
If you show this to Elena, she will tell you that it's an apple.
Apple starts with the letter "A." But she won't tell you that. Instead, she'll sing the entire alphabet song. The middle part ...lmnop...gets a little jarbled, but overall, I'm pretty impressed with her alphabet singing abilities.
At the ripe old age of two.
Like an apple.
Is this thing on?
She'll tell you that this is a doggie. I know it's a puppy. But we're not at the point where I'm going to split hairs. A puppy is still a doggie, afterall.
So she's still technically correct.
But Mama never told her that my phone is an iPhone. Daddy didn't tell her, either.
And some say advertising doesn't work...
And put a lemon slice on them.
That's what I'm about to do!
I finally found a label for my hats. A little shop on Etsy had these darling suede tags specifically aimed at knitters and their goods.
I sent the shop owner a copy of the PDF Lemonade designs that Jeff Glynn made up for me, and asked her to work her magic.
And she did. I can't wait to get these onto my hats!
All by myself.
It was delicious.
(It looked pretty neat, too).
I accept your gracious applause, dear readers. And I'm not the slighest bit upset that you still can't believe I've managed to pull this off.
I'm becoming so domesticated...
Not five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes.
Her umbilical cord has long since fallen off.
She almost has a full set of teeth.
She can count and say the alphabet and sing songs.
She's the light of my life. The warmth in my heart. The annoyance in my upthrown hands. The kiss on my breath.
Happy Birthday sweet girl. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face...
I love you bunches.
A breakdown, in list format:
1.) Say a prayer and keep your fingers crossed for my dear blogging friend, Lucinda, and her husband and little bean today.
2.) Hats, hats, and more hats! I'm making so many my fingers are sore. Anyone know where I can get my hands on a hat form to take photos of my little wonders? Susie? Any advice on this?
3.) Go Vikings!
4.) Zombie Pub Crawl in NE Minneapolis this weekend. Heard it was the biggest yet. Can't wait until next year when I can finally attend!!
5.) This cake was made for Elena's birthday party yesterday. By Me! And it turned out!
....wait..... let's process that last one for a minute....
6.) I had my first paid photography gig on Saturday: A darling anniversary party for my Auntie K's in-laws. 50 years together! Congrats Neil and Jane! (I'll upload photos, don't worry!)
7.) SNOW. It snowed today. Measureable amounts. It's still snowing. I love MN. And no, that's not sarcasm. It really is pretty. Especially when it's heavy, and wet, and sticks to everything except the roads.
8.) Columbus Day is my least favorite holiday. Ever. I think it's preposterous that such a thing is even still celebrated. Can't we all get 9/11 day off, instead? At least that's something worth commemorating and respecting with a day off work. I could rant on this...but I'll spare you the diatribe. I just don't think it necessary to celebrate or honor the start of genocide. But that's me...
9.) I'm a week (or better) behind on my DVR. And I've given up Survivor, CSI: Miami, Heroes and America's Next Top Model. Lost hasn't even started yet. What's a girl to do!?!?
That's the news for now. I'll upload photos of Elena's party and of some hats as soon as I can.
Her mom ordered three hats for her this winter. And this is what I came up with.
Thank you, Kristin, for taking photos of her wearing the hats.
I still think the end one needs a ball on the top and a flower.
But that's just me.
I have a thing for flowers on hats...