Julia has dominated a new area of the house known as the Couch. She's able to get up there on her own now, and takes great satisfaction from lounging, with her feet generally propped on a cushion. I wonder who she learned that from? She's also become much more accomplished in the art of emptying bookshelves and cupboards and garbage cans. It has made life rather more exciting than usual. We've been counting down to Julia's first birthday. It's actually on the 22nd, but we had a party at the school on Saturday. Dave cooked a turkey and all the fixings, and made cake and cupcakes and brownies, and we played games and gave out prizes. Tomorrow is the end of spring break, and the countdown to the end of the school year, only two months away!