Saturday, January 13, 2007

Vanity

Abby Kate has no self-esteem issues, I'm glad to report. Even with spit-up all down her shirt, she was delighted at seeing her own image for the first time. I held her up close to a full-length mirror to see what she'd do. She just stared intently at first at the baby looking back at her. She looked herself up and down, and then a slow smile started to creep across her face. When she saw the baby in the mirror smiling back, her smile just kept getting bigger and bigger. She started to coo and laugh and tried to reach out and touch her own hand. So cute! Now every time she looks in the mirror she grins from ear to ear.

(click on the image for a closer view)

5 comments:

Brandon & Carolyn Schroder said...

Gosh she's a cutie and she knows it too!

Lori said...

That is so much fun! I love it when they watch themselves in the mirror. It's especially fun when they realize (much later) that they are the baby in the mirror. She's adorable.

Sara said...

This post got me thinking...I wish we could keep some of our baby-like instincts. Wouldn't it be great if we were so apprciative of what we've been given in life that a slow smile wwould creep across our lips when we looked in the mirror....instead of the ever so popular eyes rolling to the back of our head as we walk away saying we are never going to eat again! AK has thr right idea. She knows she is hot stuff.

Lyndsay Smith said...

Thats my girl! Can't wait to see how much she's grown! See ya soon!

"Aunt" Lyndsay

Marge and Brent said...

She knows good looks when she sees them! Nothing wrong with that- how cute!