Friday, November 16, 2012

Eight is Truly Great

This beauty is 8!!  Yesterday, the 15th, was her birthday.  The details from her birth are so crystal clear to me that it's hard to believe it was 8 years ago.  Shelby is my one and only girl and I love her so.  She is spunky and out spoken and loves to read.  Her birthday was full of fun starting with her Daddy taking a couple hours off to take her and the boys to Dads and Doughnuts at the school.  Then she had a yummy treat and a teacher that spoils her at school.  For dinner she picked Panda Express and I made her a chocolate pie for dessert.  The next picture is of her reaction at getting a camera for her present...

Can you say excited?!?!  She was the most excited over this present than any other I've seen.  She has already taken over 50 pictures with it.  Like mother like daughter maybe? :)

Shelby is one special girl and this birthday is a pretty important one.  With turning 8, she is choosing to be baptized and we will be doing that in Dec. with her cousin Olivia.  We are so excited for her and so proud of what an amazing young lady she is becoming.  And just to brag...she's rocking straight A's still and reading at an almost 5th grade level, in second grade.  She's a smarty pants!  I can't keep her stocked in enough paper for all her drawings, stories, and songs she writes.  Her radio can be heard playing Taylor Swift most often and her voice is gorgeous (if you ask me).  I don't know what I would do without this little girl in my life and so grateful she's part of our family.  Happy Birthday to my Shelby Rae!


  1. Lovely lovely Shelby. I'm glad she had a happy birthday :)

  2. Happy Birthday Shelby Rae! I can't believe it's been 8 YEARS since we went to the hospital to see her for the first time! She's SO adorable, and I love the picture with her new camera!

  3. I don't know what I'd do without my little Shelby Rae either! She gives lots of hugs! I agree that she has a beautiful voice and I'm so glad she loves to sing. Happy 8th birthday, Shelby! Can't wait to see you and Olivia get baptized. That is going to be a very exciting day!!