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Julius

Celebrating Your First Year


For Julius,

Your perpetual state of awe and

wonder is an inspiration to us all.

We love you with our whole hearts.


We caught our first glimpse of you this week

only 0.64cm but with all of the raw ingredients for life

we even heard your heart beat

beginning the great gallop towards this world

you surprised us in Palm Springs with news of your arrival

amidst the blue skies, palm trees and warm winds of January

you came to us at the end of 2011

a year of great manifestation

revealing yourself to us

as the door opened to 2012

we love you already, small as you are

and we will do our best to take care of you, in and out of the womb

I am sure our journey with you will open us in new and unimaginable ways

we will reveal ourselves to each other slowly

through the unspoken language of creation

it is our first time at this, so please be patient

as we discover the best parts of ourselves

so we may grow together as a family

we are honored to write you into our book of life,

as you have chosen to allow us to be the author of your creation

in collaboration with God.

– Lisa “Mama”

January 13, 2012

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Mama and Papa’s hands on Mama’s belly, seven months pregnant with Julius

v


Julius Kagan Pollard

September 6, 2012

Born at 8:18pm

Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Portland, Oregon

7 pounds, 6 ounces

19.68 inches


contents

for Julius

Introduction

iv

CHAPTER 1

Welcome

2

CHAPTER 2

Coming Home

10

CHAPTER 6

Blossoming

78

CHAPTER 7

Summertime

102

CHAPTER 8

Coast to Coast

118

viii


CHAPTER 3

Waking Up to the World

28

CHAPTER 4

Venturing Out

50

CHAPTER 5

Strong Roots

60

with love

CHAPTER 9

Turning One

136

Four Generations

148

Our Family

150

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Julius

Celebrating Your First Year


welcome

Delicate lashes

lips to take the world by storm

round cheeks

first sprouts of hair

little ears that look quite a bit like mine

your innocence is beyond measure.

– Lisa, “Mama”

2


Julius at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, two days old

3


Mama and Julius

20


Julius

Papa and Julius trying out Julius’s play mat

21


Julius asleep in his car seat

24


Grandpa Harry and Julius, one month old

Grandma Jan and Julius

25


waking up

to the world

You are discovering the world

more and more each day

your small hands

move with the grace of a piano player

and the strength of someone who has the power

to manifest great things

you are slowly emerging to us

and to yourself

revealing little by little

who you are and who you are going to become.

– Lisa, “Mama”

28


Julius on the changing table in his room, six weeks old

29


Mama snuggling with Julius on the couch

Julius napping on Mama’s lap

38


Papa holding Julius in his bear suit, two months old

39


Julius asleep in his carrier

Julius

Julius and Papa holding hands

56


Papa and Julius hiking in the desert

57


strong roots

Small sprout

you rise up from my roots

eager to embrace the moment

now you are the current in my days

my course is charted by your tides

ebb and flow of your pursuit for growth

I am your shelter

I am your sun

your source

in the bridge between oneness and separateness

I dig deep into my own wellspring

so we may both flourish

as spring comes around the bend.

– Lisa, “Mama”

60


Grandmommy holding Julius at their home in Virginia, six months old

61


Grandmommy, Julius and Grandpoppi

62


Grandmommy holding Julius

63


lossoming

Our life is flooded with you

bustle of activity

burst of color

spark of laughter

you are coming into form

blossoming day by day.

– Lisa, “Mama”

78


Julius enjoying Portland spring in the backyard, six months old

79


Julius laughing

Julius practicing crawling

Julius rolling around the blanket

80


Julius

81


Papa and Julius

Papa with Julius crawling through the sand

94


Julius

95


turning one

You have now graced the earth for one whole year

becoming a parent

this is the kind of love that changes you

we have grown

we have become a family.

– Lisa, “Mama”

136


Julius after a bath on his first birthday, September 6, 2013

137


credits

Our family members, as they appear in this book...

Lisa Kagan, “Mama”

Lewis Childs Pollard III, “Papa”

Sharyn Kagan, “Grandmommy”

Neil Kagan, “Grandpoppi”

Josh Kagan, “Uncle Josh”

Jan Hufford, “Grandma Jan”

Harry Hufford, “Grandpa Harry”

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Produced by Family Heirloom Arts

www.FamilyHeirloomArts.com

Portland, Oregon

Lisa Kagan, “Mama”: Director, Writer, Photography Editor, Book Designer

Neil Kagan, “Grandpoppi”: Photography Editor

Lewis Childs Pollard, “Papa”: Text Editor

Emily García: Typographer, Design and Production Assistant

Copyright © 2014

Lisa Kagan and Lewis Childs Pollard.

All rights reserved. Reproduction of the whole or any part of the contents without permission is prohibited.

Printed by Stevens Printing, Portland, Oregon.

Book binding by Grossenbacher Bros., Inc.

Front Cover Caption:

Julius, ten months old, June 2013

Cover design by Lisa Kagan.

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