In April, 2010, when Andrew was 2 1/2, a tumor was discovered behind his eye. The tumor was removed, but it was found to be an aggressive cancer. He endured seven months of chemo and six weeks radiation. In December of 2010, the day after his last treatment, he was rushed to the ER with an almost fatal bacterial infection. He survived.

He is now seven-years-old!! I don't visit here much, because during the ordeal, this is where I dumped everything--my rage, my fear, my sadness, my ugly, my hope, my everything. But I want all of you who supported and prayed for us to hear his updates. You helped me survive, and I am deeply thankful. Every once in awhile, I will check in to let you know how he's doing. Please continue to pray that cancer will never return to his body. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ta Da!

Andrew's latest phrase whenever he shows me something is
"Ta Da!"
So I will do likewise:

I am finally posting hats,
Ta Da!!

Geez you people have overwhelmed us!
Package after package!
So sweet.
But every time I sat down to write a post,
There were three more boxes to open.
So I kept collecting and collecting
and taking pictures.
Sooooo finally...
 (with five more hats here on my shelf)
 I am posting.

(I got a little fancy with this one, and was photo editing...)

A hat knit by my sister:

A Phillies hat from my Aunt.

A hat that sings "Jingle Bell Rock" from my neighbor.
Everyone needs one.

A dog hat from my husband's friend's sister


University of Michigan, from my Aunt


New Hampshire

South Carolina
(on Andrew, not the Alligator blanket on Sammy)




(see the lovely placement of shoes by the refrigerator?)

New Mexico



Germany, from John's co-worker

Oregon (in a different style)


Washington D.C.

Providence, Rhode Island

An awesome dragon hat for the colder weather.

I already have five more!!
He is still completely bald,
so still sporting the headwear.
But, today I did notice a little eyelash stubble...
Thank you all so much.


  1. He wears them all well :) I'm digging that dog hat, for sure!

  2. Wherever do you store them all!!! So cute! I love the dragon toque especially. :)

  3. This makes me so happy! The eyelash stubble puts me over the moon! Monkey runs around yelling Ta-Da too and I love it! :)

  4. This is wonderful! Yay for hats, hats, hats! And I need one of those dragon hats ... Wonder if it comes in adult sizes?? =>

  5. i love the singing hat!...although i imagine that could get just a tad annoying :) (i found the dragon hat on amazon and it comes in a bunch of different colors and every size you could possibly need. if you get one we're going to need pictures!)

  6. All these hats are great!

    I'm so glad to hear that Andrew has eyelash stubble! TADA!!!

  7. Hooray for eyelash stubble!! That's so awesome!

    What a lot of hats. I'm glad the DC one fit okay. My kids always had big old heads.

  8. Love the hats and although you've probably received a million - I wanted to let you know I've given you a "Stylish Blogger" Award - deets at

    Take care and give Andrew a kiss!

  9. Oh, I love to see Andrew in the Alabama Hat. Thanks so much for posting it.

  10. What a cutie, and an excellent hat model as well!

  11. LOVE all those hats. Man! Those hats are super stylin.

    AND... YAYYYY for eyelash. :)))))


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