This sweet little angelic face is growing up. Our Shelby Rayne is turning 8 today. It is hard to believe.
Over the years, she has developed a unique personality.
She has many looks and personas. Some days she tells me she is a movie star other days she's a princess from China. You never now what she will do. She is 8 years old today but sometimes I still see that little 3 year old that loved to dance and sometimes I see a girl that thinks she is already 18.
She is the reason my daughter is constantly saying "Sometimes you just have to pick your battles." Especially when Shelby decides to dress herself and borrow her Mom's shoes. My daughter calls this Shelby's "Peg Bundy look".
But she does have a sense of style and knows what she likes. She's the only one I know who pics out a fancy dress for her cousin's Sweet Sixteen bash and then hula hoops in it.
This was last Halloween. You can tell by her stance that she puts a lot of attitude into her poses.
She marches to the beat of a different drum for sure. You never know what she is going to do. My daughter walked in their kitchen one night and this was what she found. Shelby in her Daddy's welding hood. Who knows why? She is always doing stuff like this and my daughter has gotten to where she doesn't even ask. She just shakes her head and moves on.
And she can be so dramatic over the funniest things. One day at lunch, her mom and I were acting silly and Shelby just made this pose and informed us "I can't take you two anywhere."
She is definitely one-of-a-kind and keeps us on our toes. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday, Shelby. We love you, even though we sometimes don't quite understand you.