Monday, December 21, 2009

a sweet face

it's all in the eyes. the crusty sore on the mouth aside, this is one beautiful child. there may seem to be a distance or a slight vacancy there, but it's misleading. it's curiosity mixed with a slight sense of insecurity. but the girl behind this sweet face is growing more and more secure, more and more bonded, more and more settled. there is a fierceness to this child. an overall strength that is needing less reassurance, and accepting more and more love. she now saves all of her kisses for me. she doesn't physically agitate her sister anymore, now it's all about annoying her with songs and silliness. I am in love with this face, and the child who has it.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

God she looks like a baby there. Too bad she's 5 feet tall in full view! LOL! Love you guys.

Annie said...

How dear.

I like it when you aren't teaching. More blog. :)

Tina in CT said...

What a Russian beauty!!!!!!

kate said...

She really is stunning. There have been so many darling, smiley pix of her lately! I can see her settling.