Sunday, July 19, 2009

DNA Sunday--Shayla

This is Shayla. She is Robert and Ashley's oldest niece and Derek's younger sister (he was spotlighted last Sunday).

She turned 8 in March and was baptized a few days after her birthday. This is Shayla after her baptism with her dad, Dave, who baptized her:

Shayla is about to have 3 brothers (she was really hoping the baby who is soon to arrive would be a baby sister). We know another family with one girl and a bunch of boys. That girl is known in their family as "the rose among the thorns." Shayla thinks that is pretty funny and plans to adopt that title in our family. That should be pretty easy for her to do since she is 100% girl.

Shayla loves to cook. Here she is helping Aunt Brittany bake a birthday cake.

Shayla also LOVES gymnastics and is quite talented at it. She can already do a back handspring.
Shayla is also very flexible, which comes in handy at gymnastics. Above is a picture taken last summer during our trip to Vegas when we last saw Robert.

Here's a little more info about Shayla:
What is your favorite color? Light Green
Favorite food? Chicken Nuggets
Favorite dessert? White Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Topped with Fruit
What do you want to be when you grow up? A cook.
What is your favorite thing or memory about Uncle Robert? Robert and Ashley dancing on their wedding day.
What is your favorite book? The Secret Garden
What is your favorite thing to learn about? Animals
When Shayla was younger, she had VERY curly hair. The curls have since turned into waves. She likes to and is good at doing her own hair. This is Shayla when she was 3:

Robert Update: Robert's pain med pump was discontinued today. Part of the reason for that was because his blood pressure has been on the low side. And, he doesn't need it very much now that his mouth is healing. Before he can leave the hospital, he needs to be consuming 1,000 calories/day and drinking an adequate amount of fluids. He's getting better each day. Thank you for your prayers which are helping that happen!

1 comment:

  1. That's not a girl, that's a little baby squirrel! Keep goin'