Friday, December 10, 2010
The croc behind her is from Australia, but she actually went to The National Aquarium in Baltimore, and got to see some other sights around town on her day trip. You can see everything she saw in this photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlp2000/sets/72157625540907830/
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Hitty Rachel was looking through the Hitty wardrobe and realized that there are many more dresses in the trunk for the Brown and Wilson Hittys than for the Raikes Hittys. She insisted that this situation be rectified immediately! Several dresses were cut out on Sunday, and one dress and apron were completed. She is modeling it here. Our person took an on-line Hitty dress class from Julie Old Crow years ago, and this is still one of her favorite patterns for Hitty couture.
Ironically, the person had been sewing for a doll 3 times the height of the Hittys, and was getting frustrated with the project. She found sewing for Hitty Rachel much more relaxing and familiar!
Who would have ever thought she'd say that!?!!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Busch Gardens has some excellent entertainment, too. We ate lunch in the German Festhaus, and saw the Oktoberfest show. Our table was right next to the stage, and a dancer came to our table several times. We didn't take pictures because we were too busy enjoying an excellent meal! We also saw the Celtic Fyre show in Ireland. It was great to see, too, but we didn't take pictures. There are pictures on their website.
We did go on many rides! My person's family went on a few that we did not dare go on: the Griffon, and Apollo's Chariot. I did ride on The Alpengeist, the Curse of DarKastle, Da Vinci's Cradle, Escape from Pompeii, Europe in the Air, the Battering Ram, and the Loch Ness Monster! Here are some photos near the Loch Ness Monster:
On our way home, we grabbed a quick dinner at a Scottish restaurant with the golden arches.
The trip home was eventful, too! We had an 18 wheeler truck almost pull over on us 3 times near Washington, DC! It was near a major split of highways, and our person's husband was boxed in by other cars and had no where to go! It was as if the truckdriver thought we should move out of his way so he could move left, but we couldn't do that. He was carrying a full load of wood, and my person was very fearful of the truck dumping his load on us as we swerved back and forth!
Then, since the GPS app on the husband's phone had taken us on such a good route around DC, we followed it again on the way home. This time it took us through the city, and while we were stopped at a red light, we were rear ended! We don't think there was any damage because the other driver was going so slow, but husband will be looking underneath the car today in better light to be sure.
We pulled into our driveway just before 10 PM. We were so glad to be home!
- Reported by Hitty Rachel Raikes
Sunday, April 4, 2010
On Saturday, our human companion and her family went to her mother and father's home to celebrate the birthdays of 2 nieces' 17th birthdays, as well as the birthday of her uncle and her sister-in-law, and Easter! Hitty Beatrix was chosen to go along for the ride. There was a lot of yummy food and desserts.
Hitty Beatrix found the flowers to be her favorite part of the visit. A wonderful pot of tiny pansys greeted her by the front door.
These flowers were a gift from our companion's employer for her grandmother's funeral on March 26th. Her mother brought them home for her, and we got to bring them home with us after the party! There were other potted plants that her mother would keep as momentos.
This pretty gerbera daisy was on the table on the back porch.
We wish that our companion had inherited the green thumb of her mother, but perhaps it has not had a good chance to develop yet. In any event, Hitty Beatrix certainly enjoyed the signs of Spring, regeneration and new life.
Wishing you a blessed Easter,
The Chesapeake Bay Hittys
Sunday, January 31, 2010
We all follow the Hittygirls group as best we can, which is pretty tricky to do, since they are such an active group! We couldn't overlook the invitation to sign up for the birthday drawings, as there were so many reminders to encourage us to sign up! We were so fortunate that our person's name was drawn on Friday, January 22nd, at noon! We had no idea what we had won, but we were all eagerly watching for mail! The package came with Thursday's mail.
We found a box full of wonderful surprises! There was a cute little card (perhaps we can frame it for a picture in our new house?), a knitting bag (with knitting supplies inside), a yellow knit shawl, and a wonderful yellow felt hat!
We think she looks quite fetching with her new accessories. The yellow is a very soft hue, but still sunny and cheerful. Hitty Rachel is very glad for the shawl today, since there are 7 inches of fresh snow on the ground outside!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Chesapeake Bay Hittys celebrated Ancestor Hitty's birthday with Hittys and Hittygirls all over the world on Friday and all weekend long! It sure was fun - it left a big smile on all our faces! There were drawings for prizes and surprises, tutorials, cake and hundreds of Hitty related e-mails! We didn't take pictures, since our people are busy remodeling and have made a terrible mess - you'll have to trust us when we tell you we had fun! We were happy to discover on Friday night that our person's name was drawn to win a surprise!
Happy Birthday, Hitty - we love you!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Progress has been very slow, but we are sure that eventually it will be a very nice little cottage to move into. Our contractor is a perfectionist and is often distracted by working on too many projects at once, but she has good intentions. Surely we'll be able to move in sometime this year. Until then, we'll enjoy our little bookcase apartment.
- Hitty Grace