Another week is here! It's hard to believe that we have now had Sophie for 5 weeks! She certainly has livened things up around here!!! She can look so cute and innocent at times
But she has her moments!!!!
Like yesterday when Steve didn't quite have his bowl far enough in on the table. We are working on her jumping up on furniture but it's a hard habit to break. And as she gets bigger, the further we have to move objects in on tables, counters, etc.. Good thing we're trainable as well! (Oh, and Sophie was VERY willing to 'help' Steve clean up the mess!!)
She has a favorite toy that her friend Molly next door gave her to play with. We call it 'Mr Quacking Duckhead' because that is what it is. When Sophie bites the head, the toy does 3 series of 8 quacks. And if she keeps biting it the quacks never stop! At first we deemed it an 'outside' toy, but were told we were 'killjoys' and so it is now an inside toy. It does keep her entertained for long periods of time!
She loves to sit in and run through this end table. I really think it is a mini-den to her. Many times she will sit in the end table and have a barking match with Sumo. This goes on until we kick them both outside for making too much noise!!
Running and being outside are still her favorite things to do. I'm looking forward to next Spring when she will be big enough to join me on my runs.
In knitting news, I haven't been doing much. I have made a little progress on my Vikings bag and have a stack of patterns on the table that I would like to cast on. I wish Sophie wasn't quite so 'helpful' when I was knitting!!
We drove down Friday and spent some time with K and her boyfriend SC. With her work and class schedule (and not having a car) she hasn't been able to come home this fall which has been hard. I brought down a big bin of yarn for her to 'shop' through and she picked out some fun ones for some projects she wanted to start. Just wish we could have curled up and done some knitting while we were there. I guess I'll just have to wait for Thanksgiving break!
It was a fun week last week package wise as well! The first package that came contained my new friend, Cosmos, who came all the way from Europe to join his pal, Pablo. They are both knit by Julie. She knits the most amazing toys and they are virtually impossible to purchase because of the demand. I was up early one Sunday and my computer made it's little sound indicating a blog/shop update and when I checked, Julie had put up 2 toys on her Etsy shop and they were still available! I was so excited! You can bet that these two toys are WAY out of Sophie's jump range!!
The next package was a complete surprise! My friend Allison in California sent me a hat that she knit with the colorway that was named after me - 'Janice's Sunshine in Winter' and that matches the socks I made with the same yarn. It was so sweet of her to do that!! I never thought when I started this blog that it would lead to some wonderful friendships with people around the world!! Thanks Allison for making my day!! (Oh, and the card is one of the many beautiful photos that Allison takes and blesses us with on her photo blog!!)
Until Next Time....