Sunday, February 28, 2010


My brother gave me the absolute coolest birthday gift on the planet: a gift card to FAO Schwarz to make a Muppet Whatnot. They have this awesome online muppet generator, and you can choose all of the parts. After making countless online muppets, I finally decided what I wanted and placed my order. To be honest, I think I ended up with the same exact combination I tried my first time through the generator.

A few days went by, and then Karl emailed me at work to say that a muppet-sized box had arrived and was waiting on our kitchen table. I could not wait to go home!

I have always loved the Muppets. Can you tell by the poster hanging in our kitchen? There's the box! Who could ever guess that something as fun as a muppet would be inside that ordinary-looking cardboard box?

If you look closely at the poster, you'll see a photo stuck in the lower left-hand corner of the frame. It's a picture of me, age two, with that exact Muppet poster hanging by my high chair. It came in a National Geographic Kids magazine, and I loved to feed all those open-mouthed muppets. That's what I'm doing in this picture-- making muppet food. After a while, the poster got so caked with food and play-doh that it had to be thrown away, but I found a replacement on eBay a couple of years ago.

Anyway, back to the box. I pulled out the contents...

Hello, Muppet!

I couldn't resist posing for a few photos with this charmer!
Thank you, Elsworth! You're the best!


jennyj said...

what is whatnot's name?

ErinM said...

Awesome! What's his name?? Will he be starting his own blog?

Elsworth said...

That Muppet is even better than I expected. I wasn't sure about the mustache, but it looks great.