Monday, February 23, 2009

Nature vs. Nurture

My daughter turns eleven this week, so I've been feeling all sentimental and weepy. Looking through the one or two photographs I've taken of her over the years, I've started to see patterns emerging. Call me crazy, but I think maybe it's not her fault that she's so quirky.

When given the choice of Fair Hair or face makeup,
she opts for the coiffure.

Turns out she's not the only one in the family who likes crazy hair.

And her penchant for making silly faces?

She's learned from the best.

I'm not saying her fearlessness is the direct result of an authority figure modeling high-risk behavior, but . . .

after a few times of getting swung out over the river by her uncle,
a kid can get used to the adrenaline rush.

Happy Birthday to my sweet, funny, tough Alaskan girl!

Dinner last night: chili, rice, and cheese


Helene said...

Awwww, happy birthday to her!! Love all the pics!! She obviously has a great sense of humor and knows how to have fun, just like her mom!!

Unknown said...

looks like she is bending it like beckham! the hair issue will only get worse, trust me :)

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

Love the pictures! What a fabulous gal you have there! Love the soccer photo!

glitzen said...

Such great pictures! I love how you showed her personality through the years.
Sigh. My 11 yr old turns 12 this week! I'm shocked, sad, and proud all at the same time. Sniff.

twinmamabee said...

Happy birthday to your little girl! She is so beautiful!

CK said...

You totally make me laugh! Love it!