TZ, as we call her, is also a huge hello kitty fan. she's on my "list" for when all things HK-related come up, and i was happy to be able to give her some tips and suggestions on how to navigate hello kitty con a few months ago. she somehow managed to get herself talked into lending a good chunk of her HK collection to the local historical museum for a two-month long exhibit, which was officially open to the public this past weekend.
because she apparently isn't busy enough, she was throwing her adorable baby boy a party for his first birthday that same weekend. she'd sent me pictures of the indiana jones-inspired invitation and asked me to do some cookies as party favors. here's what i came up with:
the bean and i headed out to the museum on a rainy afternoon to deliver the cookies and check out the tiny museum.
the HK goods were fun to look at, and the bean had a great time pointing out to me all of the items she recognized from my own collection of sanrio memorabilia.
i managed to get a quick selfie with the woman of the hour. and holy crap, i look really old and beat down in this picture. bah.
a reporter from a filipino news show was there, and we stood around and watched as she gave a great interview.
meanwhile, one of the reporters from the local newspaper chatted up the bean and presented with a cute necklace that was identical to the one he'd just given the mayor.
he snapped this photo of TZ with some of the kids in attendance.
on our way out, the bean happily snagged a brownie from the refreshments table.
later, TZ shared this link on my facebook page. if you have two and a half minutes to spare and want to watch me awkwardly lurking in the background, here you go: