|My sister and three nephews|
It was so fun to have them here!
Later in the week, Paul and I went to Washington Park for the free outdoor musical they have every year.
Despite the musical being somewhat disappointing, it is still always a fun time. We go early to get a good spot to sit and we bring dinner...
|Although, I had to rip this out because I did it wrong!|
|Knee VERY close to my head.|
Oh, and then there was THIS the other day:
Then this past weekend was the much anticipated first birthday of Benjamin and Michaela, my nephew and niece whom I babysit! It's been so exciting to see them grow over the past year. I can finally show you the secret projects I was working on back in May (remember those?)...
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader , and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself) and a music CD Kidssongs by Nancy Cassidy, which has great songs! (click on any of those to go to Amazon)
The party was fun and included messy cake-eating!
In Knitting News:
The Ravellenic Games (or Knitting Olympics) have started! This is an event on Ravelry.com in which knitters and crocheters pick a project to complete during the time frame the Olympics take place, and try to win (virtual) medals. It's a fun way to challenge oneself. I've chosen to participate in a WIP (Work-in-Progress) Event, where I will complete a project I started a long time ago and haven't worked on in many months. My Cranberry Capelet: (click there to see a finished one)
Also, I finished competing in the Tour de Fleece, in which I wanted to spin a little bit every day, and ended up with this!:
In Gardening News:
What the heck is this?????
In Book News:
Read another great book,Caught by Harlan Coben. (click there to order it on Amazon) I love Harlan Coben books and this one didn't disappoint. Always a compelling mystery/suspense story with lots of page-turning action. Here is a bit from Amazon: "In a novel that challenges as much as it thrills, filled with the astonishing tension and unseen suburban machinations that have become Coben’s trademark, Caught tells the story of a missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realizes she can’t trust her own instincts about this story—or the motives of the people around her."
My Latest Obsession:
Iced tea k-cups for my Keurig! (such as Green Mountain Sweet Peach Black Perfect Iced Tea, K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 24-Count). So refreshing and easy and perfectly sweetened (sweet but not too sweet). LOVE. IT.