I picked 3 pictures I’ve taken over the years to illustrate how even though I told Dan 100x that my genes were going to wreck his, it looks like his won.
photo of Samm - this is probably from 2008 (when I used to have my nose pierced!). I took it when I got my DSLR. you can really see the color of my hair in the light - it’s a deep brown but it’s not black. my eyes are flat brown with a few little black specks in them. nothing but brown though.
photo of Dan - I took this in 2009 when his sister got married. you can really see the red in his hair and beard, though he was blonde until he started going through puberty. his eyes are a bright blue with a yellow inner ring that actually matches the color of his hair. before I met him, he would have described his hair as brown and his eyes as green, but nah.
photo of Max - her hair is very brown-red, kind of a combination but close to Dan’s hair color. in her first photos it looked black but that hair mostly fell out (leaving her looking like a friar for a few months) and is growing back that beautiful color. her eyes stayed blue from the moment she was born. I am surprised they did not change at all, and at 12 months old it’s pretty unlikely they’ll change to brown. they might do what Dan’s did, separate in a way, but it’s just strange to me that they are still so blue.