I was reviewing a bunch of old pics tonight and came across my wide-eyed kiddos again. Seriously, they cracked me up, and people were always commenting on the size of their eyes. Noodle rarely blinked the first six or so months of life, and I am completely serious. She could go a good five minutes or more without blinking. (Now that she has discovered staring contests, she wishes this were still the case!) Spud's default look was a complete "deer in headlights" expression. He looked like he couldn't take in enough information, no matter where we went.
(The top 3 are Spud and the bottom 2 are Noodle.)
Of course, they might have come by it completely naturally.
As my mother used to say, Bright eyed and bushy tailed. Maybe that makes more sense if you're a squirrel. Or maybe a tailed primate of some sort.