Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happy Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks!

I CANNOT BELIEVE
you are
TEN YEARS OLD!

Because if YOU are TEN
then I am.....
thirty, forty,fifty, sixty, 
OLD!
Your birthday was yesterday
but you were out of town..
so, today, this is for you, 
Sweet Cheeks!

My Little Girl is Growing Up!

Look how cute you were at age 3!

Let me take you on a short journey

that started TEN 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.
You were such a happy little girl...
Sometimes though you were just 
ONE 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!

For the first time ever you did not 

have to wear a uniform on the

first day of school.

You ultimately decided you 

LIKED wearing a uniform better!
You love your family, too!
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
 
TOO FAR FROM THE
 
NANA TREE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Sweet Cheeks!

Love you to the moon and back!
your photo name

69 comments:

Kathy said...

Happy birthday, Sweet Cheeks! You really are a gem in the Nana Diana family.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Happy birthday to your darling granddaughter! She always seems to be quite the character when you feature her in your posts. All three of those girls have grown up so beautifully. -Jenn

Chatty Crone said...

Who wouldn't love her and her sisters? Happy birthday Sweet Checks. Your grandma told us a great story of your life in pictures. You are so loved!!

Maria Elena said...

Happy birthday to Sweet Cheeks! Can't believe you are ten already!

Susie said...

Diana, I want to wish Sweet Cheeks a very happy birthday. It's hard to believe she's 10. She's growing up along with her sisters and cousins. She's a little beauty. I have enjoyed watching her childhood antics. ...that girl does take after you. :):) Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Art @ Home said...

AW!!! Happy Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! Ten years old, WOW!!!! You're in the double digits!!! I hope you enjoy your celebration with your Nana Diana today!!!

(((((hugs))))),
Ricki Jill from Alabama!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Ten is such a magical and special age to be! Happy birthday!

Vee said...

Ahhh...the big "1-0"! Happy Birthday to one adorable gal who has blessed many of her Grandmother-Who-Acts-Up's readers with smiles and lots of laughs. Hope that there is a big cake and lots of presents involved.

Say, Diana, am I seeing this correctly? One of your daughter's beautiful girls is now taller than her mom? Accckkkk! When did THAT happen?

AnonyaMouse said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful, hope you have a wonderful day.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Awww Happy Birthday to Miss Sweet Cheeks! What a beautiful, darling girl she is, Diana, and I know you're so proud of her.
Your gingerbread post is such a great idea, for sending home something sweet as your guests leave. You're the best!

Katie Clooney said...

I can't believe Sweet Cheeks is ten!! She is becoming such a beautiful young lady. She reminds me of my #2.

racheld said...

What gentle kindness and happiness radiates from that beautiful face! I think that sweet apple sorta drifted down, nestling right up against the Nana Tree with all her might.

Happy Birthday to your Dearie! These Birthdays are dearer than our own.

rachel

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday to your Sweet Cheeks,Diana. She sure is a cutie !

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Happy Birthday to Sweet Cheeks! Diana, it has been so fun to follow along on your blog as you share Sweet Cheeks and your other grandchildren. You capture their unique qualities and make us laugh and cry. It is entirely evident that they are your sweet spot and your love for them is contagious. I hope you are still writing this blog and I am still reading it when Sweet Cheeks wears that bride dress!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Happy Birthday to Sweet Cheeks.....she is growing up so fast! My youngest grand will be 10 in January....hugs...

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to sweet "Sweet Cheeks"! She has grown up before our eyes with you sharing her on your blog. You know why she's so spunky? Because she's the baby of the family. Ha! (I'm the baby of my family.) We have to do something to get some attention ya know! Hope she had a great birthday yesterday.

Estelle's said...

So, so precious! Diana...you are so blessed to have Sweet Cheeks!

CIELO said...

Such a beautiful post... brought tears to my eyes... cause I certainly can understand that kind of love ;)

A very happy and blessed Birthday to Sweet Cheeks!

Cielo

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

An adorable post, Diana. Happy birthday to your 10-year-old beauty!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

We love watching her grow up. Happy birthday Sweet Cheeks.How did you get to be so big? XO Laura

Carla from The River said...

Sweet post!
Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!
xx oo
Carla

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Happy birthday, dear girl! How I have enjoyed seeing your pictures through the years :)

Cranberry Morning said...

What a wonderful post for the birthday girl! It has been fun watching her grow as we see pics here on your blog. She has always seemed like such a fun kid. And I think we'd have to worry about BOTH you and her acting up at her wedding! LOL What a blessing grandkids are! xo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Happiest of birthdays to Sweet Cheeks! I can't believe how grown up they all are! They've literally grown up right here on your blog. :)

Cozy Little House said...

That child is so beautiful! And her smile? Priceless.
Brenda

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

She is so sweet! Isn't being a Grandmother THE BEST!!?? Noone can realize til it happens. She will love that you are keeping a record for her. XO, Pinky

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks. How she has grown since I've been following your blog! I know she is thankful for her awesome Nana!

Celestina Marie said...

Happy Birthday to sweet cheeks!! She is adorable and wow has she grown up so fast. Love taking the journey of her life in these pics!!
Enjoyed seeing the post below too. I have always loved that idea. Thanks for sharing again. Enjoy the week. Blessings sweet friend.
xo

NanaNor's said...

Happy Birthday to your adorable Sweet Cheeks. She is a bundle of cuteness from when she was born until now-so much fun to come in the future.
Hugs,
Noreen

LV said...

A wonderful tribute to this grown up Sweet Cheeks.

Junkchiccottage said...

Diana Sweet Cheeks is soooo adorable. Happy Birthday! You have the cutest grankids!!! I know they take after their Nana in looks and cuteness!!!! Super sweet. Hope she had a great b day.
Hugs,
Kris

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Happy Birthday to your precious girl...we have all loved watching her grow up. This post is like walking down memory lane...wow, the time passed so quickly! I know you're a very proud Nana.
xoxo, T.

Kay G. said...

Happy birthday to Sweet Cheeks! When she is all grown up and on TV, I can say I knew her as a child!
What a doll. xx

Laurie said...

Oh, I loved this! Sweet Cheeks sounds like she is so much fun. She and Sawyer are the same age. Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! Tell your Nana that LaLa said to give you a $100.

Debby Ray said...

What a precious post of this darling "sweet cheeks" of yours. ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

This is a wonderful post for Sweet Cheeks. Happy Birthday to your beloved girl, Diana. I haven't seen her in awhile, and she looks so grown up. I remember her in the bushes with the red and white striped hat and scarf. Always loved that picture. Here's to Sweet Cheeks, and many more years spending them with Nana!!!

love, ~Sheri

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You both are immensely blessed to have each other!! Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!

Launna said...

Awe, this is so sweet... happy birthday to your adorable grand daughter...I chuckled about that last entry about the nut not falling too far from the tree... that's true about me too... xox

Cecilia Bramhall said...

What a cutie! Happy birthday, sweet girl. Diana, she's precious.

Donna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! You are a cutie, through and through... xoxo

Rose L said...

She is lovely and I think I see that impish twinkle in her eyes like her grandma's!

Debbie Harris said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Sweet Cheeks!
Such a sweetie pie :-)

Debbie Harris said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Sweet Cheeks!
Such a sweetie pie :-)

bj said...

Happiest Birthday to you, Sweet Cheeks....

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to Miss SweetCheeks! Wow, I can't believe she is 10 already! She sure has grown up right before our eyes. I have a great nephew the same age, they would be perfect for each other:)

camp and cottage living said...

Happy Birthday to Sweet Cheeks! She was a beauty right from the get go, with all of that pretty dark hair. Hard to imagine that she can be 10 now!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, my goodness, Diana! Time has escaped me and I never thought I'd see a pic of Sweet Cheeks 10 years young. She's a beauty and like all of your grandchildren, very close to your heart. Sending a HUGE Happy Birthday to your precious girl!

Jane

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks....yep, they grow up way to fast. And the Circle of love can not be broken.

White Lace and Promises said...

So full of life-so much wonder in those eyes! She is a doll! Can't believe myself that she is 10! Life in Blogland is rapid too!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Aww happy birthday to sweet cheeks and they do grow up fast! I know you love and enjoy all of your grandkids. :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Diana, what a great post. She is so sweet and what great stories you tell to her. Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks, I feel like I have grown up with you!! I don't mean to be a copy cat but Sunday is Jake's birthday (23rd) and I might have to do something like this on my blog. If I do, (and you know I will) I'll try not to copy you, except for the last sentence in your post. We have said that to each other since the day he was born..Happy Holidays..xxoJudy

tammy j said...

such a little love. she remains adorable! xoxo♥

Missy George said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks..Do you still call her that?? I can't believe she is ten..I remember when she was the subject of almost if not all of your posts..SHe is becoming quite the young lady..Love the trip down memory lane with her pictures..

Pom Pom said...

What a cutie! Happy birthday to a sweet star!

God's Grace Overflows said...

Awe...that was so sweet! Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!
Enjoy your weekend Diana!
Hugs to you,
Amy

Adam said...

Happy Birthday to her

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Cheeks! Love all the precious photos! You are growing up so fast! xx K

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks! You get more beautiful with each year! :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Diana, she is a beautiful young lady. The pictures were priceless ... Happy Belated Birthday Sweet Girl and wishing you many many more.

Have a wonderful weekend dear sweet friend.

Hugs,
Mary

Connie said...

Hello proud grandma . . . she is beautiful and it has been fun watching her growing up on your blog. They grow up so fast . . . 10 today and 16 tomorrow.

Jen Kershner said...

Oh my goodness! It doesn't seem possible! They just grow too dang fast! Happy day to her!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

She is absolutely beautiful - hope her whole year is filled with giggles and awe.

You are such a wonderful grandma! Sure has been fun watching your sweet grands grow! : - )

Wanda said...

Oh was a wonderful story of her ten years. There is nothing like watching them from tiny tiny to dancing in the street.

Beemie said...

AWWWEEE! Love her story...happy birthday to your Sweet Cheeks.

Hibiscus House said...

She is growing up before our eyes too! What a doll! All of them are. Happy Birthday to Sweet Cheeks!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

This was such a lovely tribute to your beautiful, charming granddaughter. The love you have for her jumps off the page!

xxx

Gingi Freeman said...

Oh man, they are not supposed to grow up!!! Where does that get fair?!?!? I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old, and the time seems to just fly! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love these posts about your grandchildren.

Island mother said...

I think it is so wonderful Diana how you celebrate family. Happy Birthday to a sweet little girl. Ten is such a special age.