The past month has been filled with lots of changes and big events, keeping us busy busy busy. I promise to update the blog with some of the more interesting anecdotes and musings of late as soon as I can get my head above water, which hopefully will be within the next week or so.
But, in the meantime, today we celebrate a milestone: Crumpet is one year old. We had a very low-key celebration. After her christening last weekend, in which we hosted about 30 adults and various children at my in-laws' house, we wanted to keep things small and simple for her birthday. My parents left this afternoon after a two-week visit, so we had tea and cake with them and Nana and Grandpa this morning, and Crumpet opened her gifts. Of course, as is the case with most babies, she was only mildly interested in the actual gifts; she was more interested in the packages they came in. Unfortunately, she has come down with a slight cold (one of the downsides of me being back in the classroom is the germs I bring home) and has also cut two more teeth this week, but that didn't stop her from demolishing her cake.
As cliché as it sounds, it really does feel like just yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital. But as quickly as time has passed, it is also hard to remember what life was like without her. In one short year, our lives have completely changed. I never could have imagined that someone so small could fill up so much space in my heart.