Happy birthday, Shelby

Today is my granddaughter Shelby's birthday. She is turning 9 today. Where have the years gone. 

She has always been able to show her sweet side with that precious little smile of hers.

And to hold a good argument when Daddy wanted her to go in but she wasn't ready yet.

She has her own sense of style and has been picking out what she wants to wear from the time she was 2 or 3 years old. And sometimes she shows a great fashion sense.

And sometimes....not so much. But her Mommy has learned to pick her battles with this independent child.

She can go from sweet and charming to "Oh my gosh, what is she getting ready to do now" in the drop of a hat. We learned years ago to beware when she got what I called her "watch out" look.

She can be deep in thought.... 

But has a playful side that you never know what's coming next.

She has some of her daddy's personality traits and some of her mommy's. But about 80% is pure Shelby that we aren't sure where she gets it from. But she does look exactly like her Mommy.

(L- Shelby, R - Her mommy Diana)

She is growing up so fast and even though she is 9 today, I still see that two year old princess from time to time. But as her mom pointed out last week, she thinks Shelby has been a 19 year old trapped in an 8 year old body for the past year. Shelby being 9 should be an interesting year for all of us.

Happy birthday my sweet princess. May you always dance to the beat of your own drum and never lose that wild, crazy, funny side we have come to love. 


Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, mercy, I remember when she was born. She's such a beautiful young lady and yes, looks just like her sweet Momma! (I see some of her Mamaw in her features, too...;-) Happy birthday, Miss Shelby. How can our babies be growing up so fast? :(

Sandi said...

Love that shot with the pink pumpkin and the go-go boots. You know, you can really only dress like that when you're 9 or 89. It's a shame really!

They grow up fast.

Terri D said...

They seem to grow up over night, don't they? She is adorable!