15 Elvie Selfies to Brighten Any Day

Elvie loves doing whatever the rest of us are doing. While she sometimes enjoys toddler toys, mostly she just wants to get her hands on what everyone else has. So it stands to reason that it wouldn’t take long for her to want our phones. She sees my husband and me use ours, and we’ve got an old one that Zinashi uses to look at maps and make little movies, so Elvie thinks that she should get to have a phone, too. We’ve tried to give her old, non-functional phones to play with, but she knows the difference. She wants the smart phone! So from time to time, I’ll let her use mine with help. While she likes turning on music and tapping away at the little keyboard, what she loves most is the camera. And if the camera is turned her way, that is her favorite. Elvie loves taking self-portraits. None of them are high quality, and in some her whole face doesn’t even make it into the shot, but I love looking at them because they show a glimpse of who she really is and how she sees herself. For weekend fun, I’ve pulled together fifteen of my favorite Elvie selfies. I hope you get as much of a kick out of them as I do.

  • There's nothing quite like an Elvie selfie!

    There’s nothing quite like an Elvie selfie!

    Here are fifteen of my favorites.

  • Her first selfie

    Her first selfie

    Elvie couldn’t believe her good fortune when it turned out that there was a smiling baby that looked just like her on my phone.

  • How close to the phone will I allow her to put her face?

    How close to the phone will I allow her to put her face?

    This close. That’s how close. After that, she tried to lick it.

  • Making faces at herself

    Making faces at herself

    This is her signature funny lip face, and it is one of her favorite self-portrait poses.

  • Self-portrait play is great for waiting in a doctor's tiny exam room

    Self-portrait play is great for waiting in a doctor’s tiny exam room

    It kept us both happy until the doctor appeared thirty minutes later.

  • Her hair! Her teeth! Her good cheer!

    Her hair! Her teeth! Her good cheer!

    Elvie knocked it out of the park with this one.

  • “Oooooohhhhhh!”

    She is fascinated by the way she looks when she’s making certain sounds. The long O sound looks especially fun and silly.

  • Cracking herself up

    Cracking herself up

    Sometimes selfies are just plain funny.

  • Perfecting her pucker

    Perfecting her pucker

    She still gives kisses with her mouth wide open, but maybe if I let her practice more in self portrait mode, she’ll hold the pucker longer.

  • Check out that bed head!

    Check out that bed head!

    Elvie seems concerned, but I am confident that this bed head is some of her best bed head work.

  • Hospital, schmospital!

    Hospital, schmospital!

    Selfies are fun no matter where you are!

  • If you're normally happy, you have to practice your serious face

    If you’re normally happy, you have to practice your serious face

    Otherwise, how would it become convincing?

  • She found her ear!

    She found her ear!

    And on that same day, she found her nose, her eyes, and her hair, too.

  • So many more teeth to look at

    So many more teeth to look at

    If you’d finally finished cutting five teeth at once, you’d be this happy, too.

  • Look at that tongue!

    Look at that tongue!

    This is the first in a series of a dozen, all with her tongue stuck out in different directions. She wanted to see which way looked cutest, I guess.

  • Elvie wants to know, is this getting old?

    Elvie wants to know, is this getting old?

    No, Elvie, it’s not. Keep making those faces at yourself; it’s fun.

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