My father is of Mediterranean ancestry (mostly from Southern Italy) and had dark brown hair, almost black, and hazel eyes. He has fairly olive dark skin. He's been all gray since he was in his 20s. My mother is of Celtic Ancestry, (mostly Ireland) and had strawberry blonde hair with blue eyes and very
pale skin. (She's one of those people who can get sunburn from a 150 watt light bulb.
I have skin that changes, if I have not been in the sun or religiously using sun block, I'm olive/fair, but I turn nut brown quickly in the sun. (People think I'm Latina all the time, every body who speaks Spanish talks to me in Spanish and then is surprised that my Spanish is so terrible and that I'm not really Latina.) I have green/grey eyes, and dark brown hair (which I dye blue/black) If I don't go into the sun, my skin is olive, but on the pale side. It's hard to find the right foundation. My hair is curly.
My husband is Eastern European, mostly from the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic and Poland, with some Austrian thrown in. He has sandy brown hair and very green eyes. He was blonde as a baby. His skin is redder than mine, and he never wears sun screen, so he's fairly dark in the summer. Bohemians tend to be dark skinned people, as a rule. He has curly hair.
We have three kids, the oldest has brown eyes (we each have a grandmother with brown eyes) and light brown hair. Her skin is fair. She has wavy hair. She dyes her hair dark, and then she looks nearly exactly like me. It's bizarre, family who haven't seen us for a while have mistaken her for me. I am a bit older than she is, being her mother.
Our middle daughter was a blonde baby, but it darkened to a dishwater blonde as she got older. She has amazing curly hair, (down to her butt) it looks like a spiral perm. She had a head full of "springs" when she was a baby from that hair! She has piercing green eyes and tans easily. She was always brown as a baby, toddler and child, even with sun screen.
Our youngest has the darkest hair, similar to mine. It's curly, but more wavy most of the time (and she and her sister attach their hair with the flat iron regularly. As do I.) She had blue eyes for the first year, then they turned the same grey/green that mine are. Her skin tone is fair/medium. She doesn't play in the sun much (she's a book worm and a computer geek) but I think she would get fairly dark if she did, similarly to how I did when I was a child, before people worried a lot about sun screen. I was always brown as a child.
The two "Book End Kids" (oldest and youngest) look just like me, while the middle one resembles her father's side of the family. Odd, as babies, the Book Ends looked just like HIM and the middle one looked like a carbon copy of me as a baby! They all have my husband's strong wide jaw. They also all have my eyes, I guess they got the curly hair from both of us. My parents are both curly, but neither of my husband's parents are. They don't know where his curly hair came from, but he looks exactly like his father with curly hair!