December 2002: Pen and Colored Pencils.
Caption: Birthday Snapshot: Ben turns 15!
Explanation: Ivy attends her first birthday celebration with the Fisher-Ling family. Being in the family’s photos once again is an odd experience, but a happy one. Meri Lin Ling stands behind Ivy and Ben as Fred Fisher takes the picture.
IVY TRIVIA: You’ll notice that in this picture, Meri Lin has her hand on her son’s shoulder, but her other hand rests on Ivy’s chair, not her shoulder. She doesn’t feel comfortable with such things yet, knowing that Ivy is for all intents and purposes a stranger. This will take a long time to pass.