Monday, January 23, 2012


Some of you reading this blog know my children personally, and some don't. I thought I'd feature each child in his/her own post over the next couple of weeks. For their complete stories, you can go back to when I told about each child and how they joined the family. Check the archives.

I'll start with Kayla, the youngest. (Birthdad indicated she was born second).

Here are some earlier pictures of her. She is between 2 and 4 in these.

Below is a video of Kayla that I hope plays for you.

Kayla is smart and very capable. She is social and loves to learn. We are working on some issues, but she's learned a lot about living in a family since arriving home almost two years ago. Kayla is in tumbling 1 at the dance studio and will be in her first recital in May. I think she is going to succeed in many areas. She can probably do about anything she puts her mind to, and I look forward to watching her talents blossom and seeing all she can accomplish.

Kayla is going to Teen Missions this next summer! She will be a peanut. She will be a the camp at Merritt Island from June 17-24 (along with Kaleb). Jasmine and I are going to stay in Orlando during that week rather than make two very long round trips to Merritt Island. Jasmine and I would love to meet up with some of you who are in that area.

Kayla's project will be to build trusses that will be used to cover the sidewalks at camp. She will learn to use tools and do carpentry as well as learn Bible verses and talk about important things like obedience, faith and the Bible.

Kayla needs to raise $300. If anyone would like to help her, just use the donate button to the right or send a check to her, but made out to Teen Missions.


One Crowded House said...

love the pictures of when she was little!!! she has grown up so much!

Tara said...

Kayla-- you are a very strong and determined girl. I can see this in your pictures. I love reading about you and your family.

Keep following God's plan for your life, Kayla :-)

Sarah said...

Such a beauty! She seems like such a spit fire and God has such big plans for her! She is def capable of doing anything she puts her mind too!

Kathy C. said...

Thank you for your comments. Yes she is a spit fire and if she uses that in positive ways I have no doubt she'll change her corner of the world.

Renee said...

She is simply adorable! I am so excited to see the plans the Lord has for her. What a sweet blessing to your family she must be!

Karen said...

Kayla, reads well and I too liked to play at school! :) Love that she is involved in other activities. Ya'll are doing good Kathy!

Kathy C. said...

Thank you. I read her all the comments before bed hoping to encourage her to make good choices : ) Her teacher said she's been a bit of a terror at school the last couple of weeks.

Felicia said...

Kayla is such a beautiful child. I enjoyed watching her reading ability and look forward to watching her grow. She sure has learned a lot since coming home. Ha, I share her love of pineapple and ham pizza.

Kath said...

Hi Kayla!

I really enjoyed reading the post all about you! Are you excited to go to camp? It sounds very fun, learning to build things and lots of bible verses. Learning bible verses was my favourite part of Sunday school when I was about the same age as you.

Kathy C. said...

Thank you for your comments for Kayla.
Felicia-you might starve in this house if you don't like ham & pineapple pizza and at Hungry Howies you can choose ranch crust ! : )