Edda’s real birthday was on Sunday the 24th. It was just going to be me and Edda as Vince and Jeremy already left for New Mexico the day before. A few years ago, Jeremy was traveling for work on Edda’s birthday and I made him promise that he would not leave me alone with Edda on her birthday – it was just too tough to celebrate without him. But something about this year, maybe our pancake breakfast a few weeks ago, maybe because it was just me and Edda and maybe because it was spring break, but the day was just filled with my own happiness and Edda’s happiness. We went to the dog park, to see a movie where we shared a box of popcorn, shopping and had dinner with family and ate a lot. And it was good. Look how big Edda is!