Monday, November 26, 2007

Portrait of the artist as a young girl

Leah looks like her dad. Just like him. She has his chocolate-brown eyes, his distinctive family nose, his height and long, lanky frame. Other than that, though, she's all me, through and through. Her matter-of-factness, her easy-going personality, her willingness to go along to get along, her love of reading, and, most of all, her twisted sense of humour -- me.

So, when she asked me if she could take a couple of pictures with my digital camera, and I said yes after making her promise to wear the wrist strap so she wouldn't drop it, I wasn't sure what to expect. She and her little sister hurried off into her room and there was loud giggling from the two of them for a while. She returned the camera and told me very gleefully, "I took some cool pictures of myself. You should post them on your blog."

As requested, Leah's self-portraits:









As you can see, she doesn't mind making a fool of herself to make people laugh. Wonder where she got that from.

9 comments:

  1. Love the missing tooth shot.

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  2. HA! She is very much like you in all the ways you described, it definitely shows through. She's also very caring, as are you!

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  3. Thanks for the giggle, Leah!

    Alison, your girls rock.

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  4. Love the nostril shot, just love it.
    What a sweetie :)

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  5. Too funny. We got The Boy (aka Nick) a digital camera, we d/led the pictures and there was a 2 minute clip of cars going by on the Queensway.

    Anyway, I love that! :)

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  6. Too funny. Why is it that kids always think we want a ton of pictures of their nose, eye, mouth, etc.? I have about 100 pics of Lily just like those. :)

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  7. Digital cameras are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Now, if only I could remember to get some of our wonderful digital photos printed before the computer crashes and disappears them forever.

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  8. i see she doesn't have the cold that every other kid seems to have these days!

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