January 25, 2011

like mother like daughter

I don't know about other moms, but I spend a lot of time looking at my sweet daughter's little face. I want to memorize every precious feature, every dimple, because with every passing day, she changes. She is growing up. She is picking out her own clothes (she now prefers purple shirts to pink shirts). She is cleaning up her room. She is no longer a baby, but a caring little girl. And I adore her.

And sometimes, I see a lot of myself in her! Both in the way she looks and in her personality!

This is a picture of me when I was 2 (note the lovely bowl haircut).

Here are 2 pictures of miss Violet. I am sure I could hunt down a better picture to show the resemblance, but these get the job done!

Do you see the resemblance? Blonde hair. Check. Blue eyes. Check. Mouth hanging wide open like a cod fish? Just like me! We have the same shaped mouth. Same chin. Little things, but sometimes I see her looking up at me, and it shocks me to think that she resembles me to!

She definitely has some traits from her daddy too (her face is much more round than mine was, and she has his nose (thank GOD!). She has his long toes and big eyes. But she is kinda a Stacie clone!

Violet also takes after me in some other areas. She is kinda a ham. Doesn't mind being a little goofy. She is EXTREMELY strong willed, just like me! She is a bit of a control freak. I suppose she gets that from me, as her dad is the most easy going person on the planet! She is so affectionate, I can hardly keep up with her! She loves to draw (and I know all kiddos like to draw, but I like to think that this is a foreshadowing of creative things to come from Violet).

Sometimes, when I think about my little family of 3, I think that life could not get any better. It gives me such joy to see little pieces of myself in my daughter. It makes me want to live a better life. Be a better person. Then maybe someday she won't mind that she looks a little bit like her momma.