So, yesterday was Eva's actual birthday. We didn't do much, but we did open gifts from me and Justin. In the morning Eva and Andrew sat down and opened gifts together. What joy to see the kids having so much fun. I can't believe the year has already passed. Too bad I was so sleep deprived during most of it, so I don't remember as much as I'd like to. The first year is definitely the hardest and it's wonderful to cross that threshold. Forward and onward toward the (terrible) twos. This is my favorite age-- when the kids are 12-18 months, the time is golden.