Welcome to our blog...we hope to be pros at this in time to go to China so we can keep connected on the trip of a lifetime. Please see the end entry if you haven't been thanked for all the support over the last few years. Jenny

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shelby is 3!!!!

We had Shelby's family party on Sunday the 12th and it was so much fun!!! We had a care bear theme and wait until you see the cakes!! Gift bags don't work at this age by the way...she knew there was a baby in there way before it was time for gifts! Also I should add this is just a small portion of the presents...the rest arrived later and let's just say Christmas came early!!!

I baked the cakes but the artist was my cousin Charlene!! They were so cute and Shelby loved them!!

She smiled so big while we were singing to her. She's got this birthday gig down pat!

Me, Brandon, and Mary getting into the spirit with our hats!

Charlene and crew gave her this store and she has loved it. She has served ice cream and many more delicacies to all since then. Please note her fancy shoes and earrings. Cousin Mary is one of her best playmates!

Grams got her this hissing snake...it sleeps with us.

The day before Shelby's birthday we went to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) walk that my Aunt Charlotte is a huge part of. We walked, got face paint, and animal balloons. I bought $2.00 in raffle tickets at the last minute and won 3 $50 gift cards (one to a children's boutique, one to an adult clothing store, and one to self tan...gonna give that one away). The event was at Party Central so we tried out the water bumper boats...I was relieved there wasn't anyone else riding...they aren't the easiest to drive if I must say!!

Panties they aren't just for your hiney anymore!

A girl has to look good while helping her Gram sweep the flood of rain water that came on the porch!!

The pad.

We have foundation!

Shelby is standing in her bathroom.

Our first bit of framing...this is my side bedroom wall.

This was her first day of dance. The first couple of weeks were rough but she loves it now and we have so many new tutus to show off in the future!

She loves to walk around with a pillow case on her head...the hat was an added accessory on this day.

These were taken befor we went for a "little walk" as Shelby calls them. She usually takes her back pack but today we had our wand just in case!! Don't worry her baby and stroller went as always.

1 comment:

Mardi said...

Happy Birthday Shelby!!!!! Looks like you had a BLAST! :) Can't wait to see you in just a few weeks!

Still waiting for Shelby...

Our wait for Shelby began on September 13, 2005. We are now very close to being with our angel. We hope to travel in early 2009. This has been a journey filled with many highs and lows. I want to take this oppportunity to thank everyone who has stood by me and prayed for us. My mom-she has been on this roller coaster from the first informational meeting and we take turns keeping each other grounded, my family-my grandma who helped me have the best nursery ever and my LA gang-for not giving up that they will soon have another niece and cousin, friends-way to many to name but I'm going to try (and if I leave someone out don't fret we will call it a paper pregnancy moment)-Lauri (all the cards), the Wardskis, Jen., Lisa, Sheri, Tiffany, my Hillcrest UMC friends...always patiently letting me cry, vent, and forever guess at what China will do next, and last but not least my work family-I can't even begin to express how they have kept me lifted up...from Sally starting her hair bow collection, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sebrina always keeping up with the rumor queen and marking the days off as we get them, and finally all the cards and pick me ups left quietly on my desk at the most needed times. They always know when the end of the month comes (referral time) I need a shoulder and pep talk and never waiver in staying positive. So thank you all again for what you have done and all that I know you will do until we have "Shelby Marie from Tennessee" (from the famous ? my dad had for her in her quilt scrapbook "Shelby Marie are you really from Tennessee...you look Chinese to me")