Lorelai has discovered her Everest. The stairs.
I think this is my new favorite photo, but it’s so sad at the same time – she’s growing up so fast and soon she’ll be doing who knows how many things and headed away from me!
The stairs don’t end where she’s headed – that’s the landing – there’s another set of stairs before you reach the second floor. She’s so determined – she’ll crawl out of our family room, up the step into the kitchen, through the kitchen to the hallway and start up the stairs. I know it’s a path we walk daily while holding her, it just seems funny to see her do it on her own. She loves climbing, pulling herself up. We’re not cruising yet, but it’s coming. Now that she’s this mobile it makes knitting while she plays more difficult – I can’t be ready to catch her with pointy sticks in my hands!
Speaking of the pointy sticks, last week at SnB (which had to be the biggest one yet – 20 people?) I thought I was golden with the knitting rounds on the Hemlock Ring. Well, I got through those then started the next pattern row and I didn’t have enough stitches! GRR. I let the project sit all weekend and I picked it up on Monday – I undid 2 knit rows, and threw in some increases to get the # of stitches right. Knock wood, we seem to be smooth sailing now. I’m up to row 72. So, if I go until row 121 (I think I’ve seen most projects go that far) then I’m more than halfway done! Yay.
L and I took Jackson to the vet today for a Lyme update / physical. He’s 13.5 pounds – a pound heavier than last year. I know he needs more exercise and probably a few less treats. I have no shame in bribing my dog around the house to stop barking or to reinforce good behavior, especially around the baby. Poor scaredy-cat though, while we were waiting to pay he threw up all over the place! Nerves I guess.