Evelyn in some ways is lucky and at the same time unlucky. Her infancy is throughly documented on Facebook and on my cell phone camera. Unlike most, I'm fairly careful to upload the images from my phone to my computer and back them up on my external hard drive. It would be devistating to lose those photos! However, they are not the best quality. Cell phones with decent cametas didn't exist until well after Teslyn was born, so the other kids have nice photos taken with a good camera. They also have baby books or scrapbooks. Well, Teslyn doesn't. The catch is that they aren't documented as well. For instance, I don't have ANY pictures of them chilling in bed with me watching The Cosby Show. Often I need to remind myself to get out the good camera and take some decent photos.
Today, Teslyn was outside playing a plastic flute and Evelyn was inside the door, on her knees, looking out at Tess with her face pressed against the glass. I was doing dishes and thought it would make a great photo with meaning. Of course, by the time I grabbed the camera and clicked my settings (took about 30 seconds, mind you), the moment was gone. Oh well. Instead of putting my camera away like usual... I just sat there. At first Evy was insanely curious and pawd at my lap. I let her within reason. The best way to make a baby uninterested in seomthing is to let them play with it. Then after a minute or so she sat back, stuck her two fingers in her mouth and stared at me.
I snapped a photo.
This is what she looks like 50% of the time. Sitting there, waiting for something to get into... sucking her fingers. Usually in close proximity to the dog (which she is in the photo).
Missing one moment, I captured a better one by exercising paitence. One that defines her personality so well right now.