Life at Columbia Cottage

Summer in BC, 20/30

I finally finished Alice’s baby blanket! I used the Double Seed Stitch Blanket pattern on Purl Soho’s website and really like the way it turned out. I double knitted the blanket (this refers to using two strands of yarn at a time, instead of the usual one) to make it thicker and softer and that worked well. On these pictures the colour looks redder than it actually is – it’s closer to fuchsia in real life.

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And one of our favourite activities lately is reading the original Winnie the Pooh stories together. They’re so funny and the characters are wonderfully imagined; you can just picture bumbling Pooh, timid Piglet, practical, no-nonsense Rabbit and morose Eeyore!

June was having a rough afternoon, so she and Puppy snuggled up for a listen.

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Life at Columbia Cottage

Summer in BC, 16/30

I came home from work today and Jeremy mentioned that Alice had figured out how to stand on her own. What?! This little love has been walking around furniture for a few months already but hasn’t shown any interest in standing solo – in fact, every time we’d coach her to stand alone, she’d just immediately flop to the ground.

I had to see this new skill in action, so Jeremy stood Alice on her feet – and she got a determined look in her eye – and she stiffened up her legs – and she let go – there she was, standing on her own!

And then she took her first steps, too!!!

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I was pretty pleased she saved that wonderful moment for when I was home! 🙂

Life at Columbia Cottage

Summer in BC, 15/30

It’s a cooler day today, so the kids have been playing inside for a while. While James has been busy constructing Orthanc, Alice has been working on stacking blocks together. She is not interested in help; she wants to do it herself and will try over and over until the blocks are stacked correctly. Totally adorable to watch. 🙂

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And the delight that comes from success!

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