Today we took Frances to her first birthday party, for the daughter of some friends, who is now 1 year old. While we tried to impress upon her the importance of good manners when visiting someone's house (greeting them when you arrive, not crying when the birthday gifts aren't for you, and saying what a lovely time you had when you leave), she didn't seem too phased by our demands, and ignored most of them. She did, however, charm the pants off of everyone there with her smiles, and then took the briefest of naps while being held.
After the party, we took cake over to Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa's house, to celebrate her two-month birthday. She was rather less successful as hostess than she had been as a guest, but I suspect this was mostly due to her lack of a good nap. She naps best in the carriers that we wear, and although she's getting bigger every day, we just need to "buck up" and wear her at nap times.