It was my gorgeous little niece Cara's first birthday on Friday. She lives in New Zealand; I am in Australia, so I didn't get to see her, but we had a lovely time via skype. I am making her a quilt for her birthday gift which T and I will take over when we visit in June.
Among many very cute things she did, Cara had a little walk around (almost unassisted), said "oooooh!" a lot and gave me the biggest wave ever when it came time to say goodbye. It's hard to be in different countries, which I expect will be even more difficult when we go to Canada. But, skype does at least make the distance seem much less.