Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Happy Birthday SweetCheeks

Warning- Picture heavy post.
Get your coffee and a donut!
You're SIX?
Impossible!
You were born a tad early.
You were no bigger than
a minute.
You weighed in at right
around 5 pounds and
were whisked to the
Neonatal Intensive Care.
You stayed there for 15 days.
I visited you and
put your sweet little
head right against the
bare skin below my neck.
Skin-to-skin
one of the best things
for a newborn.
Then you came home.
When you were three 
you started patting just 
below my neck and saying
Thisss isss my favrut spoht, Nana.
You still do that 
from time to time 
and it always 
makes my heart smile
because I know that 
God gave you that special
spot close to my heart.

Here you are with your
wonderful Mommy.
All smiles.

Can you guess how you 
got your nickname?
Look at those 
SweetCheeks!


Your Mom thought it was cute
to dress you as a chicken.
You were/are the apple
of your Daddy's Eye.
We loved you when you
were dressed as a 
Princess...
and we loved you 
when you were a
HOT MESS!
When you were three you
loved going with Nana for a
STARBUCKS smoothie.
Oh! You were my kinda girl.
And still loved them at age four!
You have always been a 
FUNNY LITTLE GIRL.
You had a Barbie Doll cake
for your 4th birthday.

And were delighted with it.
We thought it was pretty funny
when you licked the icing 
off her butt.

I loved it when you went to the 
CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
with your family.
You had a little misadventure
leaving the farm when you-
were held hostage
by a bush!
I laugh every time I see that picture.
You also saw Santa that day and told
him what you wanted.
You saw Santa AGAIN the next day
and when he asked you what you 
wanted you said.
I  jusssht telled yohu yesturrday
did yohu forgit allreaddy?
You make me smile even
when you are pouty.
And I smile when I 
watch you dance...
gotta love 
A Mouse!

Now I am smiling because
you are
"almost famous"
as the baby face
of Broadway.
And someday, Lord willing, I will see
you as a beautiful bride
with this kind of expression
on your sweet face.
You are growing up fast...
WAY TOO FAST
But~no matter how big 
you get you will always
be my wee slip of a girl-
My Little Princess.
Happy Birthday!
Nana loves you,
SweetCheeks!

your photo name

78 comments:

Kim K. said...

Six is a magical age!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks! What a beautiful, sweet, charming funny girl! Have a beautiful day with your grandaughter!

suzyq said...

Beautiful Post Diana - plant a big one on one of Sweet Cheeks from me ( just explain to her that there's a stranger in Montreal who loves her almost as much as her Nana does )
XOX

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!!!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

What a heartwarming post Diana (actually the tears are running down my face, I am a very sentimental lady!)... Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!... I hope ALL of your birthday wishes come true little Princess... xoxo Julie Marie

A Vintage Fairy said...

Great Pics. Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!

Kay G. said...

Happy birthday to that little doll!
And I LOVE your story of the "skin to skin" when you first held her in your arms. Wonderful.
xx

Susie said...

Happy Birthday to Sweetcheeks. She is a wonderful little girl. They do grow too fast. Hug them and squeeze them while they are ours. Don't cry Diana, SC knows you have that special place for her.:):) xoxo, Susie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, you made me tear up. So sweet. Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks!!

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, Happy Birthday to Sweetcheeks. She is growing up so very fast and it does make you tear up, but to be able to watch them grow is awesome. They continue to surprise us with what they do, what they tell us, plus just being them. I chuckle with her comment to Santa claus. My youngest grandson who is 7 says Santa is just a myth. Have a wonderful day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Gert said...

What a beautiful young lady she is!! "Sweet Cheeks" is a perfect name for her! Happy...Happy Birthday! to a precious young lady!

Blessings,
Gert

Jettie said...

Happy Birthday Princess SweetCheeks, may all your important dreams come true.

ImSoVintage said...

I think she just gets sweeter and cuter all the time, Diana. Happy sixth birthday to SweetCheeks.

Debbiedoo's said...

Awww...gosh that was sweet looking at all her pictures. Happy Birthday Sweet cheeks!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

What a sweetie she is! My grandaughters are getting so big now (all in high school) but I have so many pics to give me those wonderful memories of when they were young like this! Enjoy her...it passes so quickly!

Anonymous said...

that made me tear up, it was such a beautiful tribute to such a sweet heart!
Happy Birthday to sweet cheeks!

Donna said...

Awww! She is growing up fast, isn't she! Loved all the great shots. The one of her in the jean jacket with her Starbucks is priceless. Give her a big hug for me, ok?

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!!!
You are truly my favorite person out there in blogland. I love when your Nana posts about you & your sisters. And I LOVE your pouty face as well as your smiley face.
I am trusting for you, a really, really great Birthday. Enjoy 6!!
(& I hope to see pics of you with your 6 cake : )

Patty Patterson said...

What a beautiful tribute!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET CHEEKS! May you be blessed beyond measure!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy, happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks! You are so lucky to have a grammy's love:)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Sweetcheeks!!

Lucille said...

Happy Birthday to sweet little SweetCheeks! Beautiful girl, beautiful photos and beautiful memories, Diana!

Nellie said...

Oh, Diana! This brought tears to my eyes! SweetCheeks!! Happy 6th birthday! I'm sure she knows how much she is loved! xo Nellie

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Oh Sweet D! What a precious post!
Can you believe that I met you before I became a grandmother? I watched and read your joy and humor as my day of grandmother hood neared!

Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! You light our world through your grandmother's eyes!
~Lynne
w/L.

Trisha said...

Such a sweet birthday post for a sweet girl! Happy Birthday!!

~Trisha

Savvy Seasons said...

Happy Birthday Precious Sweet Cheeks! Enjoy your special day! Such a sweet post from a wonderful and loving grandmother, love it! :)

bj said...

bwaaaaa....this made me tear up because I can FEEL the love you have for her...I experience it first hand, every single day. :))
She is a beauty and I wish her such a Happy Happy Birthday.
xo bj

Low Tide High Style said...

Such a wonderful post to celebrate the birthday of a beautiful little girl! Happy Birthday to your sweet granddaughter!

Kat

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh what a heartwarming and lovely post Diana!
She is a dolly with a personality to boot!
And now little Miss Green Bay, you must be so proud!
Did she audition for it?
Happy Birthday to her!
Cindy

Susan said...

Nice to know I'm not the only one that has to go re-do her eye make up. What a sweet post.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

such a sweet post! happy birthday sweet cheeks

Tete said...

Happy, happy birthday, SweetCheeks! I hope you have the most wonderful day! You are such a sweetie and I so enjoy all of your adventures! Make sure your Nana gives you a hug and a kiss from me. Love you princess girl!

Richella Parham said...

Oh, Diana. She is so precious. No wonder you call her Sweet Cheeks!!

They grow so fast, don't they? But I know you're savoring every moment!

Penny Phillips said...

I loved every picture.... Happy Birthday hugs for Sweet Cheeks, Penny

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!! I loved every picture Diana!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to SweetCheeks. I hope she has the best day. I really enjoyed all of the pictures. Even as a newborn she looks as if she might have had something to say, if she could only have worked out how!

DearHelenHartman said...

She is DARLING! Sweet cheeks is the perfect name for her - esp when she licks icing off Barbie's buns!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness, this post actually brought a tear to my eye. I feel like I know SweetCheeks. You really bring her to life through your blog Diana. What a joy to watch from afar. Happiest birthday wishes to SweetCheeks!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's very special! Six is a great number to be!

Anita said...

Oh what a beautiful, beautiful princess!!! I hope you have the most wonderful birthday ever!! I have a six-year-old little boy who would think you are the cutest:-)

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! What a lovely post about your little sweetie.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Happy Birthday to Sweet Cheeks from all of us at Sweet Chaos!! You are such a beautiful little girl, and you have a great Nana. Have fun being 6 :)

Kelly said...

What a wonderful birthday tribute to your grand daughter. She is such a beautiful girl. I think "Sweet Cheeks" is the perfect nickname for her. I love her picture wearing the bridal gown! I can just picture her grown and walking down the aisle......many years from now though. LOL!

Hartwood Roses said...

Happy birthday, dear SweetCheeks!!

I hope you have had a wonderful day. Being six is a really big deal.

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Oh my goodness! I've been away from blogging for awhile and just happened to take a peek today! I'm so glad I didn't miss SweetCheeks day! Happy Birthday beautiful girl!! Julie

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

She is adorable!!!! It goes by so fast :(

Ivy and Elephants said...

She is adorable! Happy birthday, sweet girl, and many, many more!
Hugs,
Patti

June said...

Happy, happy Birthday to you Sweetcheeks. I hope your day is wonderful!!! Six is a very special age to be, so enjoy every day of it.

sending big hugs to you and your Nana!

Hope Filled Living said...

Oh my gosh, Diana. You made me cry. They just grow up so fast. Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks...Nana has made you an INTERNET SENSATION! Seriously, you are our little SUPERSTAR!
Hugs and Kisses from Michigan.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, what a precious post! You brought tears to my eyes! Now, I know where she got her name- those adorable sweet baby cheeks! Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks!

Ellie VanCaster said...

What a beautiful not-so-little girl, soon to be a young lady.
Where does the time go?

Ruby Jean said...

Oh My Goodness!!! You just made this new Momma of 6 just about cry... How very Sweet is this tribute and what a wonderful relationship you share together.. Sweet Cheeks you are beyond Blessed to have so much LOVE in your life, not only by your immediate family but your Adorable and So In Love with you Nana... Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you!!!
Oh I have to say that being held hostage by the bush was what stopped the tears from flowing... I was cracking up at that picture :)
XOXOXO
Angelina

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!!! I can't believe all of the fun things you get to do! Oh, I always wanted a Barbie cake...You are the luckiest girl in the whole world!!!

Carol

Gina said...

Happy birthday to Sweet Cheeks! What great photos, I'm glad you shared them with us!

Janet said...

Hi Diana,

BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SWEET CHEEKS! :)

Take care, Janet W

Craftberry Bush said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART! you make me smile each and every time your nana shares a photo of you or some of the funny things you say....! I hope you get LOTS of cake and your most favourite flavour of ice cream...xoxoox
Lucy

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi, I really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pictures...Connie

Debby said...

Hi there Sweet Cheeks. Happy Birthday. I have three grandchildren that are 6 years old, just like you. Your Nana loves you so much. I love the story she wrote about you here. YOu looked like a doll baby in that picture of you with your sisters when you came home from the hospital. I hear that you are famous now.....way to go Sweet Cheeks.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I loved this! What a cutie. Here's to many, many more!

At The Picket Fence said...

A sweet birthday post for sweet cheeks! Loved all the pics and I'm sure you all had a wonderful time celebrating this special girl!
Vanessa

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, it's almost one AM here and I'm tired and going to bed but scrolling through my sidebar, I saw the Birthday girl and couldn't leave without telling her Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks..Happy Friday..Judy

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Diana what a wonderful post. Your grand is a little darling. Happy Birthday to Sweet Cheeks.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Sweet Cheeks is a star in my book!
I'll be laughing at what she said to Santa all day! LOL I just love her spirit and sass...kinda reminds me of someone else around here....hmmm.
xo, T.

Lisa said...

Happy birthday to sweet, little YOU! May you always love your Nana. She is a very special Nana. Have a wonderful time celebrating your birthday.
Love to you.

Pam said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sweetcheeks!

TheMoonAndMe said...

This is such a sweet post! Thanks for making my mascara gooey. :)
LOVE the magazine cover.
kelly

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Happy birthday Sweet Cheeks! You are a beautiful lady!

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Birthday SweetCheeks! Oh, there are so many pictures on here that I like, but I have to say my favorite was the wedding dress, as Nel just got married. She is becoming such a sweet child.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Little Miss Maggie said...

What great memories, Diana. What a beautiful child. She's a true princess.

Holly said...

She really is such a beautiful girl, Diana!

Sarah said...

Diana, I'm late arriving to offer Sweet Cheeks birthday wishes. What a darling post for this little princess. You are a special Nana!

SavannahGranny said...

Diana, I am always a day late and a dollar short.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET CHEEKS! I adore you from afar.

Since your birthday is mid week I am making a Savannah Granny decree. Sweet Cheek;s birthday shall be celebrated as a festival. We shall celebrate through Sunday, December 2nd.

I will be celebrating here, let me know how it goes up north.

Love to all, Ginger

SavannahGranny said...

Diana, Please don't tell Sweet Cheeks that I can't type. Hugs,

Maria Elena said...

Diana, sprry I missed this post! Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks! She is so pretty! And you are so blessed to have her in your life! The pictures are so pretty!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Beautiful birthday tribute and I absolutely adore the photos! Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! Hugs, Leena

Maureen Wyatt said...

Love, love, love this post! Happy belated Birthday to one of the sweetest girls I almost know!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love this Diana...she is just so sweet! Wish her a Happy (belated) Birthday for me!

Ellie said...

She is adorable and I love how you love her! Happy birthday, Sweet Cheeks!