Sunday, February 28, 2010

Muppetational

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!

3 comments:

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.