We have all laughed at Abigail's unique and consistent "smile".
No matter what she is doing,
when the camera comes out she twists her face into this cockeyed,
one-eyed winking grimace.
I call it her pirate smile---ARRRRRRRR!
I keep hoping she'll outgrow it.
I don't find it particularly attractive, by the way.
But don't tell HER that!
Today, as I was sorting through mountains of old photos,
I discovered this one.
Here is Abigail's mother many years ago on a chilly, leafless Easter morning.
She is just a few months younger than Abigail is now.
And--just look at this SMILE!!!!!
See any resemblance??????
And then, to prove the strength of genetics,
I caught sight of a touch of the pirate in baby Ethan.
Try as we might to deny them, our genes are mighty powerful, aren't they?
For the record, I can't even wink with my right eye, never mind make the pirate face...
guess the genes are from the OTHER side of the family! ;-)