It's been a rather chilly spring in Washington. I prefer it to the alternative -- a week or two of spring followed by an early hot and humid summer. We've had lots of celebrating to do. David's birthday is in April. Willa's is right afterward. But Phin takes birthdays to a new level. I don''t know if I have ever seen a little boy so happy.

Phin, showing off his first baby picture.

It was the inaugural fete at Kimber's house. We ate too much. We laughed too much. The kids continue to grow too much. But right now, it seemed like perfection. And Phin couldn't have been a more entertaining birthday boy.

Thanks to Libby for the AMAZING cake. Maybe she'll share some of the recipes. She also took many of the pictures.