these are totally candid, off the cuff, real life, honest to goodness shots. maybe a tinge out of focus. but I love them (and her) just the same.
these last two images (below) capture Scarlett taking her first steps. if she keeps it up, this would make her my earliest walker. uh, not sure if that's a good or bad thing, especially with "that one kid just above her" as a role model. they could very well turn into the "dynamic duo" and then I'd be doomed, or dead even.
thus far she's proven to be a very mellow, easy-going gal-- she has yet to open a cupboard and dig in it or even splash in the toilet for that matter. I think the worst thing she's ever done was suck on my computer charger until it became so corroded that it quit charging altogether. apparently, she got a real charge out of that. yuk, yuk. as for me, after being charged $80 for a new charger, I was not the least bit charged up.
well, let's hope she continues down the path of least resistance. (oh, right. I suppose I should take the blindfold off her. well you know, I didn't want Rowan giving her any bright ideas or anything ;)
on a completely different subject: do you ever wonder how a nickname or pet name evolves?
take Scarlett Jean for instance. when I chose her name, I didn't take into account that within a month of her birth we'd be calling her "Jean Bean." and then somewhere along the way, and because "Jean Bean" didn't sound elegant enough, it morphed into "Beansie Weensie." and since that didn't quite roll off the tongue very smoothly, she's now just plain old "Beans." from Scarlett to Beans. who knew?
that said, do you (or someone you know) have a nickname with a comical history behind it? if so, I'd like to hear it. I could really use a good laugh about now.
thanks in advance.