Some of Miss Photogenic's interesting expressions:
Shrouded (4 1/2 months)
"Are you done yet?" (5 months)
Zombie (5 1/2 months)
Even before they were born, Mark would talk about taking the twins to see the sheep near our then-apartment. (Yes, there's a large flock of sheep grazing there for much of the year.) He declared that James would chase the sheep but Julia would be afraid of them and he'd have to hold her. Several months ago when he started dive bombing Julia with sofa cushions he changed his mind about that. See, Mark will drop big sofa cushions on Julia repeatedly, and she'll laugh and laugh. (The first time I said, "Those cushions are too big!" but then Julia thought it was great fun.) James enjoys it too but not as much as Julia, and because he's shy around people, Mark now thinks that Julia will be the one chasing the sheep. Mark also likes to tell Julia and James, "You're just babies. You don't know anything," though sometimes he concedes, "They know something about milk."
If I were to make predictions for the future about Julia I'd say she will talk before James (but he will walk first - even though right now she's steadier on her feet in a standing position). Grandma thinks she will skip crawling altogether, and start walking. Given her hatred of tummy time I have to agree. Once in the middle of the night I heard the word "okay" so plain as day I thought someone was behind me, but it was just Julia in her bassinet! I'm curious what the future will hold for Julia with her fun loving and outgoing personality. Grandma thinks she will be an actress, and Grandpa hopes for a plumber (more because he needs a good plumber).
"Are you seriously making me wear this hat?" (3 months)
Wait, is she giving the... Why, yes... Yes she is... (4 1/2 months)
Julia's finished with pop-up books and has moved on to reading about how to raise herself. (4 1/2 months)