“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.”
Lillia: This week you had your first (and hopefully only?) black eye (this picture is from earlier in the week — here’s what it looks like now). On Wednesday night, Meme & her friend Anne took you to see the Ice Castles at Stratton Mountain. Somehow, while playing around on a small ice sculpture, you slipped and hit your eye socket on a piece of ice that was protruding out from the side of the castle. Honestly, there aren’t many people who could manage to accomplish such a thing. Thankfully, your eye itself was fine, but your eyelid is nicely bruised. Of course, you couldn’t wait to go to school and show everyone; kids love to show off their injuries. I’m very glad that you didn’t seriously hurt yourself, and this episode will make an excellent addition to your autobiography someday!
Zane: This week you came with me to Art After School so I could take pictures of the kids working on their projects. I’m always so amazed by your self-confidence and your good behavior. When we arrived everyone was standing in a circle to share something for which they are thankful. As soon as you had shed your boots and coat, you ran right over and joined the circle. When it was your turn to share, you said you were thankful for Santa Claus. You even did the project that all of the big kids were doing, without my having to hover over you or really help you at all. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I can take you pretty much anywhere and know that you will behave yourself. (Of course, I’m sure there will be times when you’re off, and that’s okay.) I hope you never lose your enthusiasm for life, or your self-confidence.