We had a small, but memorable celebration for Balin’s first birthday. Just the family, around the dining table for cake. Balin was not shy at all. He dug right into it and didn’t stop until we took it away from him. It was great. We laughed a lot and the next day I had a huge mess to clean up but it was so worth it. I really can’t believe how fast the past year has gone. It seems like the clock is speeding up these days.