We received this super-cute photo from Liza Poinier. She writes, “The attached photograph was taken at a recent first birthday party for an adorable crew of native New Hampshirites born in late 2007. The babies are looking good in this pre-finger-painting, pre-cupcakes pic. (You may remember some of them from the ‘VOTE’ picture back in November.)”
We do remember, and we’re glad to have them back for our baby issue. In order from left to right are William, Asa, Deacon, Lily, Elliot and Mika.
Thanks for the photo, Liza!
Asa Catherine Gilman
Born: Nov. 26, 2007
Mom and dad: Brian and Sarah Gilman
Interests: Reading books, chasing the cat, sitting on the dog, rocking in her rocking chair, rolling balls and stacking games.
Siblings: Sometime the beginning of August. Yes, another is on the way – this was our little early Christmas surprise.
Future career: Maybe a veterinarian or scientist
Deacon Lowell Phelps
Born: Nov. 27, 2007
Mom and dad: Jenn and Ryan Phelps
Interests: Anything that involves loud noise (banging, dropping things, vacuuming, yelling), as well as pointing out vehicles of all varieties and meeting new people.
Future career: Politician or professional thrill seeker.
Lily Hope Rupe
Born: Dec. 13, 2007
Mom and dad: David and Jennifer Rupe
Interests: Reading, listening to all kinds of music, sign language, talking, going down slides, doing arts and crafts, brushing teeth.
Siblings: One brother or sister due in early July!
Future career: Marketing executive, fashion designer or financial advisor.
Elliot Poinier Clendenning
Born: Nov. 30, 2007
Mom and dad: Liza and Bruce Clendenning
Interests: Walking behind a wagon, wiggle-swaying to music, feeding the dog, rolling across the floor to get to dog toys, dropping things to see what will happen, shaking things that make good noises, shaking his head “no.”
Future career: Newspaperman, professional grammarian or food critic.
Mika Claire Taylor
Born: November 25, 2007
Mom and dad: Julie Yerkes and Patrick Taylor
Interests: Hiding the phone and remote control in mysterious places (in the trash or guests’ bags, who eventually leave and must mail it back), clawing mom, dancing, knocking down towers.
Future career: Demolition crew member or, conversely, an architect.