Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Little Ria

I remember the day she was born.
We felt so blessed to know that
Lulu was going to have a little sister.
We wondered if we could 
EVER LOVE another little girl as much
as we loved our Lulu.

Well-Guess What?
WE DID AND WE DO!
She was an easy baby.
I don't have any pictures of her as a baby
on my computer because back then it was
all shoot and develop pictures.
However, as bad as I hate to show
MY PICTURES here this was taken
when she was about 20 months old..
a candid shot taken at a wedding.
My son had it blown up and framed for me.
It is huge-about 24x30
and hangs on the wall of our bedroom
so this is a picture of a picture.
It was a hot, steamy day.
When Lulu saw it she said---
Nana- LOOKIT your hair..
Lookit my hair, indeed! (please don't).
Anyway,
Ria was our sweet little thumbsucker
and had the curliest hair when she was tiny.
Mom braided it sometimes.
She loved Disney and playing dress up.
And she loved riding on the 
City Parade float for her school
No KRIS (from Chicago) she is NOT rooting for
THE CHICAGO BEARS!

She looks up to her big sister, Lulu.
And sometimes shares a secret with her~
 much to SweetCheek's distress.
She made her first communion
and is here with her Great-Uncle Paul...MyHero's handsome brother.
She is sweet and loving and a good girl.
She loves all babies-especially 
her little boy cousins-
She likes feeding CJK.
We love it when she got
all primped up for her dance recital.


She got all dressed up for the 
Daddy/Daughter dance this year, too.
Yep!
She's gonna be a heart-breaker, I think.

She is our "free-spirit" child.
The one who likes music and dance,
long flowing skirts and untethered hair.
I hope that she flies free and high as she grows
but will always come back home....
home to hold her sisters' hands
during her life journey.
There is no one that can love you
quite the way a sibling does.
Happy Happy 10th Birthday
Sweet Little Ria!
I love you to the MOON and back!
your photo name

68 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Birthday, Ria! What a precious baby girl and what a beautiful ten year old! She's got such sparkling eyes and oh my, what a sweet smile! Hugs to your little darling Ria! xo

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Aww.... Happy Birthday Ria! She shares my sister Jen and my Dad's Birthday! The picture of you two is precious.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Such a sweetheart! The pictures are so cute....kids grow up way too fast. Happy Birthday to your precious cutie, Tia (pretty name too!) Jane

Gina said...

Happy Birthday to Ria! What a beautiful little girl!

Katie Clooney said...

Happy birthday to your darling Ria!! Great pics. Have a great weekend, Diana.

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday,Ria! How sweet, all are so pretty.
Have a blessed weekend,
Sylvia

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, Happy Birthday, Ria! I love that last photo.

Susan said...

What a sweet post. Happy Birthday, Ria.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday to Ria!

Jettie said...

Happy Bithrday Ria, have a great year.

The Tuscan Home said...

Happy - Happy Birthday, Ria! Enjoy your special day, she is absolutely precious. :)

Vee said...

Now just why do I have a tear in my eye?! Must be something about walking the road of life together.

A very happy birthday to a beautiful gal!

bj said...

awwww.....this is such a sweet HAPPY BIRTHDAY post.
Happy 10th, Ria.
xo bj

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Ria! And in Dutch tradition, congratulations, Diana, on Ria's 10th birthday. Actually I love that tradition that more family members get to take credit for the birthday person. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Susie said...

Happy Birthday to Ria. She is a wonderful girl. Ten is a special age. I love the photos. The one of her holding hands with her sisters is card worthy. Adorable. I know our children have to grow, but it is sad also. Hug Ria for me . Diana, you do get to have great times with them and that will be in your memory bank for when they are grown. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Birthday blessings to your sweet granddaughter. So many beautiful pictures of all your girls. I really love the picture of you holding Ria.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happy birthday sweet Ria! I hope you will always be a free spirit!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Ria! She looks so grown up for 10! I love all of the photos, especially the one of both of you! And Ria and her sister's pics are just beautiful!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl!! Love that shot of you and her Diana and I love that last shot of the three girls!

Patty Patterson said...

Awww.... what a beautiful post. And such a sweet beautiful girl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RIA!!!!! We've all grown to love you through your Nana's blog.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl with a warm smile. How I love all these pictures you have shared. Thanks for sharing your "blessings" with us.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

You are so blessed to have such special grandchildren, but then you already know that, don't you! She's a beauty and sounds like a lovely little girl. They grow up so fast. My son just turned 10 this month and I can't believe it. Love that last picture the best. I am known for making my three kids walk away from me slowly so I can get a picture of the three of them from behind. They think I'm crazy:)

Kat Griffin said...

what wonderful sweet photos. Lots of love to you. and Happy b-day to the special one today. My joe is 26 now and he is a leap day baby. he is Feb 29th birth. Have a great day and enjoy those darling gals !

Ruth Kelly said...

She is a sweetheart. I do think that grandchildren are our best gift in life.

Judy said...

she's so precious diana...our little taylor will be 10 in may...how did that happen!?!?!?! yes, they grow up wayyyy too fast.

i agree with you...she will definately be a heartbreaker!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Aww what a beauty, and how absolutely lovely is that photo that your son had blown up and framed?? Happy birthday to your sweet girl!

Simply LKJ said...

Happy Birthday to Ria! What a beautiful girl.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to Ria. She is lovely. What a great picture of the two of you!

Nellie said...

Sweet, sweet post, Diana. Happy Birthday to Ria! xo Nellie

Melanie said...

What a precious doll! Happy Birthday Ria!

Jackie said...

She is a precious girl.
Thank you for the priceless photos of sweet little Ria through the years.
I especially love the one of her snuggled safely on your shoulder and cuddling close to her Nana's neck. Isn't that the most wonnnnderful feeling in the world! The love and security you both feel is indeed evident.
Happy birthday, sweet Ria.
May God's blessings always be with you and with those you love.

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday Ria! I hope you have a great day!
Great pictures!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

what a sweet post and birthday wishes for your precious Ria. Hope she has a great birthday!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Happy #10 Birthday Ria!! And many more birthday's to come. I like that last picture....3 angels walking hand in hand.....sweet!

must love junk said...

How sweet!! Happy Birthday to Ria! That last picture is absolutely adorable :)
Susan

Gayla said...

What a beautiful little shout out to a lovely little girl. I know she is a treasure. Neat, neat memories. The years are zipping by.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday RIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nonnie said...

How beautiful! What sweet children you have. And the memories you are saving with those precious pics are priceless!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diana, are you a beauty or what in this picture? These are such cute pictures of Ria. The one of SweetCheeks whispering in her ear and the last one of them walking can be on a greetings card.

From one "free-spirited" child to another, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET RIA!

Love,
~Sheri

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Precious and beautiful! Happy birthday dear Ria!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Happy Birthday to beautiful Ria! What beautiful girls all of you. You included Diana! Wonderful! xoxo

Kelly said...

She's a beautiful girl. Happy Birthday Ria!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my Word, what a beautiful girl Ria is! Happy birthday and many blessings to such a lovely, sweet and angelical girl! All of you are beautiful girls, starting from you dearest Nana! The pictures are amazing, they're are magazine worth!
Thank you for your sweet and lovely comments on our anniversary, I so appreciate them.
Have a lovely weekend sweet pea!
FABBY

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Ria.

Oh that last photo... Of the 3 of them. So precious.

And thank you for taking a picture of a picture, and showing you and your little one. I've taken pics of pics too. Don't have a scanner. It works very well.

Debby said...

Happy Birthday to Ria. They are going to have their hands full when those three beauties get in high school. I love that picture of you. It's important to have pictures of yourself with your little ones. xo

joanne said...

Happy Birthday Ria. You are such a beautiful girl, inside and out. I love the way you love your sisters and the way you tilt your beautiful head when your photo is being taken. Have a fun filled day! And try not to say anything about g'mas hair, she's very sensitive you know!

White Lace and Promises said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures of beautiful babies. I absolutely love the one with you holding that curly headed blonde, adorable angel.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful picture of you and Ria. Such a beautiful young lady - please wish her Happy Birthday from me and many many more. So glad that she is a free spirit. Have lots of fun.
Mary

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Diana, I love reading your sweet posts about your family. How I wish all families were so close and loving!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

She is so cute along with her sisters. Don't they grow up so quickly? Enjoy the good time and memories.

Donna-s Lair said...

Aren't you something!! An awesome Grandma with some awesome g-kids!

living from glory to glory said...

This was so sweet and special; you have logged and blogged some amazing memories! I always come away feeling like, life is fun and sweet and special. Blessings Always, Roxy

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Ria! These are the most adorable photos. Especially love the one of the three sisters walking hand in hand. ;-)

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl! Of course her sisters are too. Such a sweetheart ~

xo
Pat

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh I love this beautiful post...The pic of you is priceless and the pic of the girls is beyond precious!...Happy Birthday Ria!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

LOVE that last photo,,,totally precious!

Cozy Little House said...

Beautiful words! She has the most lovely smile. Yes, she'll be a heartbreaker!
Brenda

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

What a sweet post for an adorable child. That last pic of the three girls is a masterpiece. I mean it!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Happy birthday, Ria. What a doll :)

Lucille said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Ria! What a lovely girl and she seems to have such promise in her. Those three girls are so lucky to have one another! That is a lovely pic of you and Ria! You have such a lovely profile!

camp and cottage living said...

She looks like such a sweet, lovely girl!
Happy Birthday to Ria!
what a treasure your photo together is.

Kelly said...

This post, Diana such a special gift, she will treasure forever!!! Happy Birthday to you Miss Ria!
LIVE, LAUGH and the greatest LOVE <3

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What gorgeous pictures of her and her sisters and starting out with you and her...just lovely! What a sweet birthday post..those girls have a wonderful grandmother, that is for sure! :) :) :)

Gail said...

What a beautiful birthday post Diana!! Happy Birthday sweet Ria!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Happy birthday, beautiful Ria! How sweet to have that picture blown up for you! I love that last pic...looks like a sweet Hallmark birthday card for a sister. :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Happy Birthday, Ria! Such a pretty girl, and sounds like she is as beautiful on the inside. Love both that last photo, and the "sharing secrets' one.

Missy George said...

Happy Birthday Ria..Hope you get that car you wanted !!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Catching up with you this evening Diana and wanted to wish beautiful Ria a Happy Birthday!
I just LOVE the photo of you two!