So I had a great birthday this year! Thanks everyone for their thoughtful gifts and for spending time with me! I can't believe how time has flown by....I've been here in Seattle for a year now! Lily is doing really well this week. She has started helping me a little around the house. We play the clean up game (singing as we clean). She washes dishes, helps set the table and even scrubbed the toilet- willingly! She must be my daughter because she has the cleaning gene- that's for sure. She takes diaper wipes to pretty much anysurface in the house including the TV, windows, mirrors. They are all smudged now with her efforts to help out. Of course I don't want to discourage her so I never let on thatt she usually creates more work for me in the end...Oh well, it is definitely a start and it probably won't last. Finally we've had some nice weather around here which means we've been able to go outside more. Lily loves the duck park and even got to feed the ducks the other day- ducklings too! It was too bad I didn't have my camera. But here are some other pictures from the last few weeks.