Monday, March 16, 2015


This is a long post with
lots of pictures.
Get yourself some coffee
and sit a spell.

Our Sweet Little
turned one!
That certainly is a cause for celebration.
is that Mama & Daddy had 
No More Babies.

in the world came along!
And, on the 11th she turned ONE!

Mama Mimi put on a most wonderful party.
I took so many pictures that I am going 
to condense them into manageable bites for you.

The decorations were beautiful.
Balloons hanging from the ceiling,
pink flowers and picture collages
and a high chair dressed in a tulle skirt..
There was a full meal and then a
CANDY BAR set up filled with
PINK CANDY, of course!
Everyone had so much fun.
We put Bright Eyes in her tutu-skirted chair
to wait for something special.
Here it is !
The highlight of the day was
She looked around and didn't quite know
what to do with it.
After a bit of encouragement 
she decided she could EAT the cake.
However, being the dainty little miss she is,
she did NOT want to get her hands dirty.
She NEVER TOUCHED the cake
with her hands!
It was so funny to watch her.
We were all laughing so she laughed, too.

After cake it was time for a
Can you see all those curls when her hair
is freshly washed?
That is just like her Mama's was when she was little.
This was her present from me & Papa.
An American Girl Bitty Baby.
We always give one to each grandgirl for her
first birthday.
She is inspecting her new baby here.
Deciding whether she loves the baby....
Deciding she loves it enough to give it a kiss.
She got lots of kisses, too.
No one loves Bright Eyes any better than her
Speaking of LULU----
Let me tell you- 
NEVER leave your PHONE where a LULU 
can get ahold of it...
or, as we like to call her, the
Why, you ask?
Well, because when you get home and 
check your pictures you will find
several hundred photos that look 
something like this!
And now you know how she got her

Have a great Monday.
I'll be around checking on you all today!

ps. SweetCheeks spent the night with me.
We might have had a 
along about midnight.
Thank you so much for serving all
that delicious candy in unlimited
amounts, Mimi. 
You are such a good hostess.

Gotta love a 
 She had a miraculous healing when it was 
time to go see the new

your photo name


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Diana, what a sweet baby girl! And a perfect birthday to celebrate! Pretty Lulu too :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a cutie pie Diana..great pics!! Loved the highchair all dressed up in the tutu!

Vee said...

Adorable! All one-year olds have a similar reaction...what?! this is ALL for me? Love Bright Eyes's expression and the no-hands approach. Poor SweetCheeks...glad that the illness was a quick mover. And LuLu...very nice selfie with all those great effects. Stay vertical, everyone!

Karen L. Bates said...

Just adorable. What a girl party!! So many sweets! Sorry they had a not so good affect on Sweet Cheeks.

Hartwood Roses said...

What a wonderful time that must have been .... definitely cause for a huge celebration! Our girls had Bitty Babies, too. I still have one of the Bitty Bears, sitting in an egg cup in my china cabinet

Donna said...

Wow, what an amazing first birthday, Diana! Your daughter thought of everything, down to the pink tuille skirt on the highchair. I was drooling over the candy bar, how fun. But the kids all loved that! Little Bright Eyes is just adorable, I can't believe she didn't tear into her cake with her bare hands, how funny!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such a beautiful party for such a beautiful little girl. That tulle skirting around the high chair is the perfect touch. Such wonderful pictures. How much fun to have your grands nearby to spoil and love. Hugs!

Jan Tanis said...

Bright Eyes looks like she really enjoyed the PINK party and especially her cake, which by the way, was beautiful! So glad the Pink Puker felt good enough to see the movie.

Jan ♥

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a happy post. I am all smiles.

What a wonderful party - you missed nothing! I bet the girls all loved the pinks! sure hope you share/shared that with pink Saturday over at How Sweet The Sound blog linky party!

Did you love the new Cinderella movie? I was actually thinking of going this afternoon, but I have so much work to do. I cannot WAIT to see it!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your daughter really knows how to put on a pinkalicious first birthday....everything was perfect! Have a great week...hugs...

boopnut said...

Wow! What a beautiful party for a beautiful baby!

Susie said...

Diana, I love the photos. Send Lulu over, she knows more about fixing photos than I do. :) I adore the look on Baby Girl's face when she saw her new baby doll. That is precious. Wow, what a nice cupcake. LOL. Your daughter had some clever decorating ideas. Blessings for a nice week of warmer weather. xoxo,Susie

Roeshel said...

What a sweet birthday party and precious girls! xo

Jettie said...

What a precious birthday party, and Surprises are something special when they look like BrightEyes.

Nellie said...

Nothing better than a pink birthday party! One of our girls was very dainy when it came to her birthday cake. Her twin, however, was another story and went at it with great gusto! Really funny to see the difference. Bitty Baby is a wonderful choice! xo Nellie

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love every picture!!! Your granddaughter is so beautiful, and her pink cake is so cute.I love the candy bar too!! It's just perfect.


Kim said...

So much pink and so much sweetness ~ it looks like the best pink party ever! The too much candy part of the tale doesn't sound like as much fun, but I am glad she was up and about for Cinderella! Even as a grandma your bed is not your own, huh?

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh. My. God Diana - Bright Eyes is breathtakingly gorgeous !!!
I've gone up and down to look at her 3 times - she's perfect - absolutely perfect !

Pat said...

What a Happy, Happy Birthday Number 1. Your grandbabies are beautiful.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

oh that precious Baby!!! she has always (well, for her whole year) been a Joy and a Baby Beauty. and now, to hear that she was also an unexpected Surprise. how delicious.

actually, I'd figured that after 3 boys, mama and daddy decided to try one more time, for a girl.

but... they had actually rather given up. but she decided that she wanted to join their loving family. and so, she did.

obviously, mama and daddy are over the moon, about having a little girl. ,-)))) as well they should be.

boys are super. we had two of them. but oh, there is something about having a little girl baby. to dress in pinks and have bows in her hair, and precious dresses when she gets a bit older and...... well, I rest my case, with the tulle decorated high chair. :-)

hugs all round... Tessa

Shirley said...

Good Morning, Such a perfect 1st birthday party for such a precious little girl. I loved the expressions on her face and the pictures with her baby doll. Her mama definitely knew how to plan a party. Sweetcheeks has a wonderful grandma who takes very good care of all of her grandchildren. They keep you young. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

What a nice 1st birthday party. I love the cake it's so pretty and love that candy bar.
Hope you have a nice day today!

Anonymous said...

What a neat party for Bright Eyes...happy girl and her cake looks really good!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, that has to be the sweetest party pun intended. Everything is so pretty and pink - I love it :) And the birthday girl is just too precious for words.

Happy Monday, my friend!

Linda said...

LOL What a fabulous party...if they do that when she is 1, I can't imagine what her sweet 16 will be like. She is adorable.

Salmagundi said...

Always a fun post on your blog --- even with an 'uncomfortable' ending. Guess Cinderella cures what ails you!!! Sally

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

A pink tulle highchair for the sweet Bright Eyes...adorable. I love to watch babies with their birthday cakes! I can't believe she didn't smoosh it. As always, I love seeing pics of your girls and all the fun you have with them. Poor Sweet Cheeks...I'm glad to hear that Cinderella cured her of her, ummm...condition. ;)

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

What a precious party in pink! I saw Cinderella this weekend too, and it was magical. It will heal the sickest of children or adults!

Simply LKJ said...

So precious. All that pink goodness, and those sweet girls. We too loved our Bitty Babies around here.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Diana I'm so very late to the pink after party! Template and final estimates today called me away from from favorite bloggers. I am charmed by all the adorable photos of bright eyes! The pink tutu, fit for a precious ballerina in her highchair with the giant cute pink cupcake! I too did the American girl with my Grand... I think it is a lovely tradition for girls. Now gotta say we should introduce your Lulu to my Gabby, both selfie queens! What is it with the selfies with these girls??? Show me a camera and I run!
Thank you Diana for sharing your beautiful Grands with us.

Teresa said...

Oh so cute! You guys really go all out when you party! I just love how she wouldn't touch the cake! At least she didn't throw any around the room. lol.

LV said...

How sweet it is! The good Lord knows what is best for us when we don't. Bright eyes is a jewel fro heaven. All your photos and blog will be a treasure to her when she is older.

carolann said...

Did your family have a pink birthday party for the whole town.?You sure go out or come in with a Big bang. Oh wow! I seen your note say you would be a way yesterday so having my lunch of soup in a cup now Monday. Love the pictures. Oh she is darling that Grand-baby of one year old.
She loves dolly all right.
I have four Birthdays. Sid and Grandson Evan the last two. So I have been busy on phone and heaven knows what. Melissa was Yesterday.
Oh had to laugh when you said Pink Pucker all of a sudden was feeling well to go to the movie. Ha-ha.

Junkchiccottage said...

This is so sweet Diana. Mimi did a great job. Love all the pink! The candy bar is super cute idea. Bright eyes is so gorgeous. Looks like sweet cheeks had a little too much at the pink candy bar!!!! Loved this post Diana.
Have a great start to the new week.
Love ya,

20 North Ora said...

What a birthday celebration! Love all of the pink. She is so precious!


Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, it sounds like a wonderful party to celebrate Bright Eye's first year! wow, the party decorations are great, and I love that pink candy bar. What a sweet birthday cake, she looks darling in these pictures. Is the American Girl Bitty Baby part of the American Girl collection? She will have that doll from grandma for a very long time (maybe forever), what a special gift. Such cute pictures of Lulu - she's getting older every time I see her. And I hope SweetCheeks is feeling better - maybe too much candy? What a delightful post this is, and you know how much I LOVE PINK!

love, ~Sheri

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a lovely party, Diana! OMW, where do I begin? I love the pink candy bar and Bright Eyes cake is gorgeous! She is a true princess- tutu and all! It looks like a wonderful party and a great time for all. There is nothing quite like the first birthday party and cake! Amazing how quickly grands can recover when Cinderella is in town! You have a lovely family!

Cristina Garay said...

Diana, thanks for sharing lots of pics of Sweet Little Bright Eyes celebration! She is just adorable and look at how big she's already! I was busy looking at the beautiful decor too, I've never before seen a high char that pretty and that candy station, beautiful!

Anonymous said...

She is such a gorgeous baby and I love these photos. A candy BAR is my favorite kind of bar!!!! lol

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh that Bright Eyes, what a beautiful little girl. She looks like she has a good personality too. Her Birthday cake looks so good and all the pink decorations - what a great party.
Poor SC, you can tell by her eyes that she didn't feel good - to much excitement and sweets.
So glad that you all had a terrific time. How was the movie?

CIELO said...

What a darling beautiful baby that is... and all that pink delicious yumminess and cupcake cake!! What a special occasion that was. Oh and you and Sweet Cheeks spending the night together… I can tell there’s some kindred spirit there among you two. Aren’t grandchildren something extra special! Enjoy each moment with them dear Diana!


Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my goodness! Too much sweetness in this post! I can't believe Bright Eyes is already a year old, and isn't she just a little doll! I just love the tutu high chair and that little cake, but the best part is that she didn't use her hands to eat it! Oh, that is too funny! I'm sorry about Sweet Cheeks having a bad tummy and that is no fun for Nana, either....Glad she recovered quickly, though. You'll have to let us know what you thought of the movie. I don't have little girls to go see it with, but I might make my Mr. take me to it for punishment. :) Happy Birthday to Bright Eyes! xo K

~ Nee ~ said...

So much gorgeous sweetening . The post is just too sweet for words , thanks for sharing ...:)

Chatty Crone said...

You all always have first class parties - and this was no exception. She is just gorgeous and so sweet looking. And that cupcake wasn't so bad looking either.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to Bright Eyes! What a great sweet fun party! She's adorable and I love how she was hands off with the cake. Only 1 little 4 yr old boy here who still has his "longish" curly hair, and no more kiddos ever, so it was fun to see all the "pink" here! And Lulu is cute and funny too. Bet Cinderella was great!

Lucille said...

What a beautiful baby! Such a blessing! Pure Sweetcheeks!

Merlesworld said...

Kid's parties always good.

Kathy Piper said...

What a beautiful pink party! Love those curls! Sorry about the unfortunate incident at midnight. ;p


A perfect first birthday!!! Too CUTE!

NanaNor's said...

Bright Eyes is such a beauty and what a party-that cake was beautiful. You are blessed with the most beautiful grands! Poor Lulu-glad she was well enough for the movie. Hope you have a great week, love all the pics!
Hugs, Noreen

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

That is so funny that she never touched the cake with her hands! I love the decorated high chair and the candy bar is precious! I'm totally craving pink cake now too. I bet y'all had a fantastic time. Love the selfies too! They're actually pretty artistic! So glad Sweet Cheeks perked up in time for the movie. ;)

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like a beautiful party! I love all the pink..ahhh...and with all that candy and cake I would just have to hope I could come home alive. I'm not really very good at resisting temptation when temptation is cake and candy! The birthday girl is adorable, and so are Lulu and Sweet Cheeks!

Kelly said...

I just knew there would be a ton of pink goodness at her party! I love her adorable cake. That candy bar is stocked well too! I thought the tutu around the highchair was adorable! I've never seen that done before. So glad that she had a great party and loved her new doll.

wanderlust designs said...

What a great party and beautiful baby. One is my favorite age, sweet sweet!
Hope you enjoyed the movie. My little munchkins saw the movie and loved it

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, Oh what a special first birthday all in pink for Beautiful Bright Eyes. Love all the pics and the high chair is adorable.
That candy bar is amazing. Her cake is darling. Couldn't be a better party.
Lulu's pics are too cute too.
Sweet Checks looks like she is partied out!!
Hugs, CM

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a cute party! Love her little cake...the photos are precious! Too bad about the pink puker...

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh how cute she is! She's just darling and I loved her little cake! We have an itty bitty baby in storage plus a Felicity doll and one more that we had made to her liking. Well mom sure put together a cute party! She looks like she has the sweetest disposition.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Wow! You have shared a feast of all things pink and sweet! My goodness, my cheeks hurt from smiling as I read through your post, and then I felt so sad for Sweet Cheeks - too much sweet is no fun, especially at midnight! The party and decor were perfectly awesome, but Miss Bright Eyes was the show all by herself - love love loved it all! Hugs to you today!

Missy George said...

Cute post Diana. She is just a sweetie. Love the Cake. Happy number one! I hope the pink puker is feeling better. Maybe she's not the center of attention anymore.

Sarah said...

Adorable photos, Diana. All that pink makes a darling 1st birthday party. Passing along the tutu idea. Really cute.
Our little Miss Em had chocolate cake and white icing all over her pretty little face. I think the pink birthday dress survived.
So much fun to have these little ones in our lives.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Bright Eyes sure is adorable and what a wonderful birthday party!! Sorry about Pink Puker! We are planning a girls night out and go see the movie Cinderella too! Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow...What a party!! How lucky she is to have her Nana! The tutu highchair is over the top!!!


Carla from The River said...

What a fun party. I love all the candy. :-) My what a cutie, I just love her and want to hold her.
How was the Cinderella movie?

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl...Wow! What a big party :) Looks like everyone had a good time. Hope Sweetcheeks has recovered.

Take care, Janet W

Diana Ferguson said...

Fun party!! I'm sure everyone had a great time. Such a cute birthday sweetie pie!

Sweet Melanie said...

Sounds like a most wonderful day! And the pink was perfect to me...woulda loved to have had that cake! Such a darling family and I could feel the love!

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh the sweetie, and the poor puking sweetie. Now that's one beautiful pink party. I love the candy bar, and the cake, and the ...and the...and the...



Marissa said...

What a sweet and fun party for your sweet princess... She is adorable ...I loved the pink candy..too cute.. I had a similar one yr party for my little one too in November. Cherish these moments.....they go by so fast...

Ronda@islandmother said...

Thank you for sharing. So much pink sweetness!! She is a lovely and beautiful baby. I had wondered when co- sleeping ends. Now I know. Such beautiful memories for you.

Renee said...

Adorable birthday pictures. Glad the other grand recovered. :)

My Garden Diaries said...

OH MY OH MY!!! Is this not the cutest thing ever!!! Look at her smiling at that cake! Which by the way is the prettiest little cake I have ever seen! So amazing! And all of the pink sweets....just a stunning celebration! Loved this post! And I am so glad everyone had a wonderful time! Nicole xo

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Wow, what a party! No detail was missed, it seems. But the best pictures are of Bright Eyes and her cake - so sweet! Glad Sweet Cheeks is feeling better!

Debby said...

The party was pinkdelicious. Definetly too much candy for Sweet Cheeks. Your baby is just precious. I have purchased a few of those AG dolls. Another showing tomorrow.

Gypsy Heart said...

She is absolutely one of the most beautiful babies ever!! Love her reaction to the cake ~ :) Your daughter is definitely a party person ~ everything looks so beautiful! Sorry Miss Sweet Cheeks got sick...hope she's fine now.

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful event!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Beautiful children! Pretty pink party too...I'm sorry Sweet Cheeks was sick. I hear the Cinderella Movie is really good...
xoxo Dolly

Adam said...

such a cute birthday cake

My fiancee Daisy and I are planning to see the new Cinderella tomorrow.

Betsy said...

So much fun!!!.....except the Pink Blup Mess....sorry! what an adorable 1 year old! Such a sweet fun party and girls!
I love being a Grandma! Maybe someday our grandgirls will live on the same continent...I am so glad you get to see yours!

Pura Vida said...

What fun giddy perfection

vivian said...

such a cutie pie! I have to say.. these baby birthday parties the kids all throw these days are so over the top arent they? we're guilty of it here for sure. It just wasnt like that when my kids were little. Maybe it was supposed to be and I missed the boat! LOL! well, we make up for it around her now. LOL! great pictures.. and I so hope that sweet cheeks is feeling better! how did you like cinderella by the way? I cant wait to see it!
happy st pattys day!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh how adorable! Loved that she didn't want to touch the cake with her hands. Kids are so funny. Now I want a pink candy bar! So sad about the pink puker, but glad she perked up!

Sue said...

What an adorable baby ~ and party too! Your daughter didn't miss a detail. We have the same Bitty Baby tradition with our girls, only I do it on their 3rd birthday and dress the doll and the girl in the Bitty birthday outfit. So fun to watch their face when they notice that the baby is dressed like them. It's all about making a memory isn't it? You are blessed indeed with so many cuties. Sorry sweet cheeks was sick, that's no fun for anyone.
Happy St. Pat's day!

Feral Turtle said...

It's not a good party until someone pukes...then you know you have done your hostessing job well. Adorable girls!!

Jen Kershner said...

Oh that party! Everything is pink perfection! And I want that cake for MY birthday. She is just a beautiful doll of a girl. happy first birthday to her. Hope Cinderella was good! We are planning to take our girls to see it next weekend.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, what a sweet cutie-pie. So funny watching them see and eat their first cake. Hope SC is feeling better..Happy Tuesday..Judy

lynn said...

she is just adorable, diana! feel better, sweet cheeks!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Now that's just the cutest party I've seen in a while! A pink tutu on the high chair... what a wonderful idea. sooooo cute Diana! I have this sudden urge for candy too. Too bad the only candy in this house is war heads... yuck!