Friday, October 17, 2008

She's got Daddy's eyes

If any of you have tried to take a picture of Aaron, you know exactly what I mean when I say that Ava has got Daddy's eyes. For those of you who don't know, it is virtually impossible to take a picture of Aaron with his eyes completely open. All of Aaron's pictures inevitably end up with half open eyes, making him always look sleepy (I would post an example pic, but I don't think he would appreciate it).

So here are just a couple pictures we took the other night while trying to take an 11 week picture of Ava. Her eyes are mostly open in one of them...that seems like a victory in itself. Although the rest of them may appear like she is just smiling so big that she closes her would be mistaken in thinking that. A split second before each shot, her eyes were completely wide open. Well, at least she has got the smiling thing down.

Today, we are in the middle of "sleep training". I am not sure if it is training her or me. This is definitely not fun. She was doing really good with sleeping long stretches at night and taking naps, but we seem to have gone backwards. I 'll let you know how it goes. Wish us luck! (I would take a picture to show you all how Ava is dealing with this...but it does seem a bit cruel and a bright flash while she is screaming bloody murder might not help her calm down).


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Kari said...

I love these pics. She is so cute & that smile is irresistible! Good luck with the sleep training...yes, it's challenging but so worth it!

Andrea said...

Oh Man, she has got the half closed eyes down! Ava and Daddy are going to make some beautiful pictures together! I have a whole series of Aaron with his eyes half open from two years ago, it would be pretty funny to see the two sets together. But if I want YaYa visiting rights I better keep them to myself. :)