Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The elusive pouty face

Rachel makes this amazing pouty face that we're hoping she'll lose by the time she's old enough to ask for a pony because her pout just melts your heart and makes you want to give her whatever she wants immediately. I don't think we can fit a pony in our apartment...

My quest today was to capture that pouty face. I failed but, don't worry, I did get a lot of other cute faces. She was in too good of a mood today, and when she was upset the pout was too short lived. I'll keep trying.

2:27:50 PM(a little bit of Abra in this picture?)

I think that part of the problem also may have been that she doesn't often give me the pouty face. She isn't usually "fussy" for me, and the pouty face is part of her fussing. If she's with me she's either happy or telling me off for not feeding her soon enough (see pictures 3 and 4 for evidence). I think she can smell the milk and likes to let me know that she is not to be trifled with. She goes from 0-60 in 5 seconds flat. But she calms down again in just about as much time. She's a great baby.

We had some fun play time today. She's started laughing, which is a lot of fun. I'm posting some (really long) videos of Rachel. They're mostly for family that's far away, so if you live 10 minutes away from us and don't feel like watching 5 minutes of Rachel kicking around on her back, don't feel obligated.

Rachel really can roll from her back to either side without assistance. She has flipped completely over on her own (it depends on how much momentum she gets) but when she does that it usually scares her (and us). Sometimes she really looks like she has a goal, and other times she just flops around. Sometimes when I look at her she's my little baby, and other times she looks so old already...anyway, enjoy!

I accidentally turned the camera off...and we're back...


  1. She is so cute and adorable, and you need to come and visit me!!!!!

    PS, she looks annoyed at the toys hanging in her face, but was much more excited to have them in front of her hey?

  2. how cute! Karen loves watching the videos of Rachel. It's good that Rachel is already rolling a bit-it took Karen almost 6 months to do that.

  3. Yep. Pretty much still the cutest thing ever!

  4. We're really missing being there and seeing how Rachel is changing. Please give her gentle hugs and kisses from us, and tell her we are sending our love.

  5. Wow Nancy, Rachel is getting so big! Her eyes are such a dark blue. I can't remember Nancy, do you have brown/hazel/green eyes?

  6. They're blue. According to Andrew they are lighter than Rachel's are right now.

  7. Oh Nancy, what a little darling! We just love watching her! I'm curious, do you have a separate video camera or do you take these videos from your digital camera? We want to get one someday...and we're just curious.

  8. hahaha yes, I'm sure I could find one that resembles the last!

    I didn't want to say it before, but everyone always told me how much my babies looked like Billy... so sorry Andrew, but I have always thought that Rachel looks like a Layton ;)
    (I'm sure there's some of you in there too, somewhere... heehee)

    oh... I especially thinks she looks like you nan in the top photo

  9. Except Kai--he's all you!

    Mom thinks she looks like Andrew. Andrew's mom thinks she looks like me. So, we're assuming she's just a good mix.

  10. Mom thinks she looks like Andrew. Andrew's mom thinks she looks like me. So, we're assuming she's just a good mix.