Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Monday, November 30, 2015

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DARLING SWEET CHEEKS

This should have been yesterday's post-
but-alas-Nana is usually a day late
and a dollar (or two) short!
My Little Fairy Princess is Growing Up!
Look how cute!

Let me take you on a short journey
that started NINE YEARS ago..
The angels sang the day you were born.
You were so small when you were born-
You came early and spent 15 days in the NICU.
Nana visited you everyday 
and held you close to her heart.
Then-
When you got home your sisters loved on you
and you grew strong and healthy.
You were a cute toddler-
even when your mom 
thought you were a chicken.
Sometimes you were a hot mess.
And one time at the 
Christmas Tree Farm
a bush jumped out and grabbed you.
Instead of rushing to rescue you 
your mom had the 
presence of mind to take a  picture 
so that we could all laugh!
One day you ran away from your 
pretty princess outfits
and showed up
dressed for a magazine cover
for downtown Green Bay.
We were so proud of you!
You love the Packers!
You love to dance!
And you love school!
And 
WE LOVE YOU!
Happy Birthday, Honey!
I hope I live long enough to see you 
wearing something like this someday!
Even though you told me I can't 
SIT UP FRONT IN THE CHURCH
because I might
ACT UP!
Seriously?  Me?!!!!
Okay- Okay-you have me pegged 
but just remember
THE NUT DOESN'T FALL 
FAR FROM THE 
GRAND-PARENTAL TREE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Sweet Cheeks!
your photo name

59 comments:

  1. Oh, how sweet! I am not surprised you love her to bits!

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  2. I just love the picture of the three girls together! Everyone looks so happy (even the wee babe!) -Jenn

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  3. Happy birthday! Omg the bush attack!!! Hahaha too funny. Is sweet cheeks also the pumpkin dropper?

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  4. Happy birthday Sweet Cheeks. You are jusy getting prettier every year.

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  5. Happy Birthday to SC. She is a darling and a beautiful girl. Great pics from birth to now! Lovely birthday post Diana. Have a special week ahead and Happy December tomorrow. xo

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  6. Those dimples! Happy Birthday for Sweet Cheeks, Diana! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  7. Precious!!! Hope this little Sweet Cheeks had a very special birthday! Hugs!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday,Sweet Cheeks, you are such a pretty girl. Love your smile!

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  9. What a cute post. She's been a darling her whole life- love the chicken suit! Happy Birthday to your Sweet Cheeks!

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  10. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Sending birthday wishes to sweet cheeks. Enjoy your day.

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  11. Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks.....I love these pictures!

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  12. Sweet Cheeks is 9? Wow! When you and I met, she had just celebrated her 4th Birthday.( I was not yet a grandmother.) Now I am a grandmother to three.Your grand girl is adorable! It's been a joy watching her grow from my little corner of the world.
    Happy birthday, Sweet Cheeks!
    ~Lynne
    w/L

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  13. This is such a cute, sweet and wonderful Happy Birthday for your darling granddaughter!!
    Mary Alice

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  14. LOL..... I hope you live long enough to see that girl get married, too. And if you do - please behave yourself. Okay! LOL And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to SWEET CHEEKS! I think the whole world loves her. At least it should! :-)

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  15. Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks! She is such a beautiful girl and I know how spoiled she is from her "Nana"!!!

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  16. I hope to have a grand-daughter someday!! Yours is adorable...hope she has a great year!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  17. Ahhh Diana another birthday cake ... Please give Sweet Cheeks a birthday hug from me. Happy 9th you beautiful girl.
    xoxo

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  18. What a sweetheart-Happy Birthday pretty girl!

    ~Trisha

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  19. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. What a lovely post . . . I am sure that Sweet Cheeks loves it, but not as much as she loves her beautiful Grandma :)

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  21. Happy Birthday Cheeksipoo.. you get cuter ever year...

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  22. Aw! What a little live wire! She's adorable!

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  23. Happy birthday, Sweet Cheeks! Hope she has many blessings in the new year! I used to have to tell my grandmother to behave too...now my boys tell my mom the same thing! Lol!

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  24. Child trapped by bush / Mom leaves her there for awhile to get a picture. LOVE IT...LMAO that's my kind of mom! :)

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  25. Child trapped by bush / Mom leaves her there for awhile to get a picture. LOVE IT...LMAO that's my kind of mom! :)

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  26. Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! I can't believe all the changes. I see my Josie in her. Hugs!

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  27. Happy Birthday to a real charmer! Are these birthdays coming faster these days? Love the magazine cover...and the baby pics, and the caught in the bushes pic. Too funny!

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  28. That is so cute. Feel like I've been there all along. Sweet tribute.

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  29. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Sweet Cheeks!
    Another precious grandchild.
    How nice she has two sisters - they will be close forever.
    Love, sandie

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  30. Oh Diana, what a special little granddaughter. That SC is beautiful and to have two loving sisters. Happy Birthday to SC and may she have many many more and all her wishes come true.
    Have a great week - stay warm.
    Hugs to you dear friend.
    Mary

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  31. Oh my sweet Cheeks. How could I forget her. I came on here to see what she was up too almost everyday. Funny comments and her real questions kids are not afraid to ask or tell us. And oh yes her puckered face at times. When she was under the weather. Oh wow she has grown up. Love her. And it is true. Not to far from the tree her whole disposition. The Nutty part is Like Grandma. Ha-ha. Soon you will be writing a book. You watch Nanna.
    Yes and she is blessed to have sisters.

    Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks. Love ya girl.

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  32. What a wonderful post Diana..I could feel the love...You need to have your posts printed for posterity..They would love to be able to read them when they are grandparents...She definitely has a lot of you in her...Happy Birthday cutie!!

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  33. Too funny....you sure do have a lot of fun memories. She is the same age as my grandson, Sawyer. And, she is a beautiful young girl. Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! And for sure, don't let your Nana sit up front in the church. On second thought, cut her loose. It will surely be a memorable wedding. Lol!!

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  34. Diana this is so sweet... I love this post... your granddaughter is adorable ♡

    It's awesome that you wrote a book, I've wanted to write one for the past few years... I just have to sit down and start... I have most of it written on my blog, thank you for suggesting it ♡

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  35. She is adorable! They grow up so fast and we grow old too fast!

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  36. Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! Diana, this is such a sweet post. Sweet Cheeks knows you should never sit up front in church---That is a priceless statement from a child. So cute! xo ♥

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  37. What a cutie patootie!!!! I don't know how you didn't squish the heck out of her when she was a chicken - I can barely stand it!!!!

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  38. I've said this before: those girls inherited the most beautiful smiles! She's such a sweetie.
    Brenda

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  39. Love seeing all the early photos of this cutie! She's really growing up. She and I are almost birthday twins! Tell her I hope she
    had a wonderful birthday and next year will be double digits. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  40. What a doll! Happy Birthday to her.

    Judy

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  41. Too sweet! I love how your grandchildren just know you so well! She is a precious girl. I loved the look back. They really do grow up too fast!!

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  42. What a sweet post. She is a doll. Hope she had a very happy birthday. And that picture made me laugh, too.

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  43. Hi1 Happy Birthday to your pretty little Sweet Cheeks!! Nancy

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  44. Oh I am so glad I did not miss my chance to comment! I love that sweet cheeks! She is sweet and funny and talented!
    Happy Birthday to a very precious young lady...
    But, really very smart too, as she has already told you that sitting in the front pew at her wedding, would we be trouble... haha
    Your a blessed Grandmother!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  45. Diana, I want you to be my grandmother, please! Ok, you're too young to be my grandmother...but one can hope! ;)
    Your granddaughter is cute, cute, cute! And that picture in the bush, ah ha ha...OMG...my warped sense of humor thinks that is funny...ah, will that photo turn up at the wedding shower? ;)
    You, act up in church? Say it isn't so...can I sit next to you? ;)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  46. Oh what a cute post about Sweet Cheeks....I can tell you are a proud grandma!!!

    Can you believe???? I can finally leave comments.....oh my, pick me up off the floor!!!

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  47. Diana, I want to wish SC a happy birthday. She is growing up. Get all the hugs and kisses you can . She is a cutie pie for sure. Blessings to all of you, xoxo,Susie

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  48. Hi Diana, your little sweet cheeks is really growing. She is so beautiful just like grams. Have a wonderful day. Jo

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  49. She's a beautiful young lady, Diana! Happy birthday to your granddaughter!

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  50. What a wonderful tribute to an adorable girl! She is growing up fast! I love seeing her pictures as she has grown through the years! We feel like we know her because of your stories about her. She's so pretty and very talented! I can tell she's a chip off the Grand-Parental block! Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks!

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  51. You made her very proud with this. She is a darling little lady. Thank goodness for wonderful memories.

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  52. She is gorgeous Diana...and very photogenic! Happy Birthday to your special girl!
    Karen

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  53. you are two peas in a pod.
    both adorable!
    happy belated birthday sweet cheeks!
    xo♥

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  54. Happy belated birthday wishes to Sweet Cheeks! How lucky she was to be born into such a loving family! xo Nellie

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  55. Oh, I missed this! Happy Birthday to wonderful SweetCheeks! I absolutely love that picture of her with the red and white scarf and hat. She's getting so big, Diana. Where do the years go?

    love, ~Sheri

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  56. What a sweetheart. She is so pretty. I love her on the cover of the magazine. :-)

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