Friday, September 7, 2012

Straw Hat Survival

I told my Daughter In Law Elisa back when Benjamin was born, that as soon as he was old enough I was going to buy him a straw hat and bring him home with me, I have a lot of jobs around here that a young Grandson should be able to do.

Picking up pine cones, digging in Mimi’s flowerbeds, throwing those millions of rocks down from the hill so we can toss them back up, or learning from Papa how to catch those pesky gophers, as many of my longtime readers know I am quite the expert at catching gophers, Freeze Gopher proves this or maybe not.

At any rate running the family farm involves a good straw hat, so on our way to see the kids I couldn’t stop myself from getting one for Benjamin, Elisa didn’t let me bring him home but after spending a couple of weeks with him, I feel that this just may happen sooner than we realize.
When we first arrived shortly after the initial hugs and kisses, I took the hat out of the car, Benjamin grinned from ear to ear and promptly took to wearing his straw hat, whenever we were getting ready to go out, he would grab my hand and point to my hat and exclaim “Hat Papa Hat” then after my hat was positioned on my head he would run for his and yell “Hat Papa Hat” and I would place his on his head and off we would go.

This hat survived Fair Night, Zoo Day, the Mall, Boot shopping (a good straw hat needs a good pair of boots), Wally World, and falling to sleep, the thing that shows a two year old boy loves something is if it survives more than two hours, two weeks later this hat still looks new and he has worn it everyday.
I think Mimi may have gotten some of the credit for buying him the hat as she got more hugs and kisses than I did.
But in the end when he wanted to go out, it was Papa’s hat that was pointed to right before he grabbed his and we went for our walk.

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  1. Awwwwwwwww, Jimmy... you're a good Papa! These photos are priceless!

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    1. Thank You Ms. A, I knew you had been waiting on pictures of Benjamin so I thought I had better post a few :^)

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    2. You bet I have... THANK YOU!

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    3. You are very welcome my Dear Friend

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  2. Great hat. You look like one proud grandpa.

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    1. Thank You Sir, These Grand babies have a way of wrapping you around their little finger, I am proud of this little guy for sure.

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  3. The picture of grandpapa and grandson is delightful. I like the way Benjamin smiles at you. He is adorable and he looks really comfortable in his new hat.

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    1. Hi Valerie, He does have a smile that makes you feel good, he took to the hat a lot better than I figured so I suppose this was meant to be :)

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  4. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Awe! You both look great. What a wonderful bond to have. He definitely has the straw hat wearing thing down pat.
    :-)

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    1. Hey Angelia, That is for sure, the way he wears that hat make you think he was born with it, Thank You so much

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  5. "I took the hat out of the car, Benjamin grinned from ear to ear and promptly took to wearing his straw hat, whenever we were getting ready to go out, he would grab my hand and point to my hat and exclaim “Hat Papa Hat”

    OMG...how adorable! Jimmy, these photos are PRICELESS! You can REALLY see the love in Benjamin's eyes in that first photo with you. Great shot of Mimi with Benjamin too - so sweet!

    Thanks for sharing, buddy. Wishing you and Cindy an awesome weekend!



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    1. Hey Ron, I love that picture of him kissing Cindy, he does love his Mimi :^)

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  6. This kind of stuff just makes your heart melt! You are framing that first picture and hanging it on your wall, right?

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  7. Yes Mam I see that one going on the wall :^)

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  8. you just made this grandma's heart smile! I'm gonna get my grandson a real hat...after I have on that is! Right now the grandgirl is sporting a baseball cap, in our parts that is the way we roll!! lol.

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    1. Hi Joanne, Sounds like us it's either a straw hat or baseball cap, rarely do we roll without one or the other Ha Ha

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