Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Round-up

We have been very busy over here at Upper Pond this week. The TV has been turned off and many new things have been discovered. Paints have been pulled out, rooms cleaned and sounds of "hey mom! Where did I get this cool snap model of an Apache helicopter? (received two Christmases ago) Can I get more of these? were heard.

More baby goodness was knitted for a friend. I think that's it for awhile which is good because I have a few big projects in the queue for fall.

Chocolate crinkles was the cookie of the week. A term coined by Leslie. Again, I'm the only one eating these and boy are they yummy. I got the recipe from this book. I think that this is one of my favorite MS cookbooks. I like how all the cookies are pictured in the beginning so you can actually see what the cookie will hopefully look like when baked.

What we're reading:

Me: Thought this looked good, but now am reading so-so reviews. I guess I will stick with it.

Matt: Ever since Matt was a pre-schooler and saw a poster in the library of Treasure Island he has wanted to read the unabridged version. He would get it out, cart it home, look at the pictures and wish. Well, this is the summer that he has tried to accomplish his goal. He has read the abridged version so that is helping him immensely.

Ryan: Ry is my binge reader. He won't read a fiction book for a long while, then he picks up one and sits and reads the entire book in one day. Magic Tree House is a popular choice. I think he likes it because history is often times infused into the storyline...and Ry is our history buff.

One of my favorite new discoveries. Love this stuff! It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth!

Have a safe and happy weekend!


Anonymous said...

The booties are adorable and your pics make them even more so. I was wondering if the MS book was good. Then again, has she ever done anything that wasn't?! Have a good one, Jane!

MadMad said...

Oh, the cookies look so yummy - that Martha, she really does do a great recipe, no matter what anyone says about her! BTW, where do you get the Apache helicopter model? I was talking about models the other day with my son, and he had never seen one before, and I realized I hadn't recently either. I guess I'll look online. After I go buy a few cards, first...

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those baby booties are adorable. I wish I had known how to knit when I was pregnant with my daughter. They are a great shower gift so I'll have to try them out.

MadMad said...

Me again! I forgot to mention the cute booties! No specs? Are they the Saartje ones? And what yarn did you use? Do you have a ravelry link so that I can just torture you all day long with incessant questions?

Jane said...

Thanks everyone! make me laugh! Yes they are the Saartje ones and I added my Rav page over on my sidebar. I picked up the models at Michaels craft store, but I think you can also find them at JoAnns Fabrics. Today they pulled out their erector sets...we're on a roll!

at home mommy knits: so glad you stopped by! I'm off to read about your knitting!

a friend to knit with said...

cutest booties. ever!!!
and us too! on the tv thing! it is actually SO great!
and i love chocolate crinkles. i will have to get that book.
we love magic tree house too. going through those as well.
and cheers to smooth skin.....i will have to try that!!!

Tanya said...

Those booties are precious! I love the color - they are so cute.

Great kid pictures too!

juju said...

LOVE the booties Jane! They are really lovely. Your friend is very lucky to have you as a friend. What a beautiful keepsake!

Jody said...

Omg I Love your booties! Do you have the pattern? =)

awesome blog btw..

Jane said...

Hi Jody,
These are the Saartje's booties. The pattern is free on the internet. Just do a google search or go to my ravelry page, the link is in the sidebar. Thanks for stopping!