L will of course have no memory of her 1st birthday but her parents certainly will. Just because L wont remember the day is no reason for not trying to make the day as much fun and entertaining as possible. I think this applies as much to L on her first birthday as it does to her Great Granddad on his 93rd.
After swimming in the morning in the salubrious surroundings of the Wooodchurch Estate Leisure Centre (Where hanging baskets are now nicely positioned to cover the bullet holes in the walls) and a two hour nap to recover from her exertions L decided to pluck up all her courage and take her first steps.
Whether it was the sugar rush from the chocolate cake or the excitement of the day we will never know but it was quite a moment. When the two new little flowers arrive I suspect the wisdom of the endeavor will be called in to question. What every household needs with two new arrivals is a strong willed 1 year old careering around the house bouncing their head off everything and crying with gusto to ensure they receive their parents full attention.