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Monday, January 10, 2011

A "make my heart sing" breakfast...

DEEDS, our youngest grandgirl, spent the night with us
and we were getting things ready for her
9TH BIRTHDAY !
1/10/11
We snuggled in bed and watched our favorite..
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
and both of us cried when RUTH died.
WHERE did the years go so fast?
I remember the day, exact time, she was born as if it were yesterday...
and now....she is 9.
Our baby....
Look how big her jacket looks, hanging on the hat rack...
bwaaaaaa
...and that's her LOOONG,  9 year old leg.
We have this one door facing that I measure all the kids from time to time..
Look...in '04, she was so short and tiny...
Now, look at her !
Her granddad went to the store for 
PEARS and Donut Bars...
And, I got out my VINTAGE and THRIFTED
CHEERY CHERRY DISHES
because she LUVS them and always wants breakfast in them.
I keep looking for more of these delightful dishes but....
FRUIT LOOPS, 
out of a cheery cherry bowl ...
 ALWAYS tastes better..
What a little hoot she is...
 I am sitting right across from her, snapping right and left,
and it's all she can do to keep from laughing..:))
I lit all the candles in the fireplace for a little
ambiance...
EVEN A LITTLE 9 YEAR OLD LIKES CANDLES
Coffee with CHOCOLATE MINT TRUFFLE and a sprinkle of cinnamon...

My daddy used to say, "I could stretch a mile if I didn't have to walk back."
Where's that little, tiny girl that's been replaced with 
this bigger beauty ?
Ahhh, well, I am enjoying this bigger girl so much..
and I
LOVE HER TO THE MOON AND BACK.
♥♥♥
She had 3 friends over for a sleep-over and
they had such a good time.
♥♥
HAPPIEST 9TH BIRTHDAY, DEEDS.
Linking with:
TEA TIME WITH THE LADY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
RUBY TUESDAY
REDNESDAY
My thanks to all the hosts and
THANK YOU for coming by.
LOVE,
bj

50 comments:

Terri said...

BJ, I am a lucky woman to get to work with 100 nine year olds as their principal. Your 9 year old is lovely and what a lucky woman you are to get to spoil her so!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday dear Deeds! What a precious 9 year old and beautiful too! It sounds like you all had a wonderful time and you sure made the best birthday breakfast for her! I know she adores you!

Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Vee said...

You're so blessed and so is she. How about an interview with Deeds about what it's like to be your granddaughter? ;> I can see that you really go the extra mile and more to make your time with her very special.

Stacey said...

You absolutely must be the bestest grandmother of all! What a lucky girl to have you. Happy Birthday Deeds. :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a cutie she is --- and what a lucky gal to have you as her g'mom! Thanks for sharing the fun with us.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

You are alot like my Granny, Miss Beeeeej. I loved her to the Moon and Back and she did me, just like you and your Deeds :)
Sniff, sniff :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Deeds is so beautiful BJ, just like you!
You've inspired my new mantra, "What do I have to do that's so much more important than being "in" this moment of my life?":@)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!
And she is a beauty!!
How fun to be at Grandma's house... & ofcourse you would make breakfast fun...even the fruit loops look good : )

nancy said...

Happy Birthday to yourt sweetie. I notice that you posted the movie "FRied Green Tomatoes". You should've play along at My other blog @ My Entertainment Corner this week too. Oh, well have a good week. Stay warm.
Nancy

Dolly said...

Aw cheerios in a sweet cherry bowl....
what a wonderful birthday breakfast!

Happy Birthday to grammas lil angel......


Hugs, Dolly

Donnie said...

Happy Birthday to Deeds. She sure is so sweet and so loved. Have a blessed day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to precious Deeds! I can't get over how much she's grown, BJ, and she's just darling. And speaking of darling, love those rick rack ties on the napkins. How cute is that! Love your tablescape, too, and all the candles.

You are such a wonderful grandmother, and that little girl is very lucky to hae you just as I know you are to have her.

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
What a cutie of a post and your granddaughter is darling! She must feel as if she's the luckiest nine year old girl in Texas! I, totally, agree with her. . .I'd have my breakfast in those cherry (cheery) dishes, too! Thank you for sharing your granddaughter with us! Enjoy the memories!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. My grandmother taught me to drink coffee, too! If only my MoMa had known! ! !

Linda Chapman said...

Loved this post! She is blessed to have YOU!!! And YOU are blessed to have HER! God is good! Always love to look at your pretties.....

Pat said...

Happy 9th birthday dear Deeds.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Deeds! You're so lucky to have your kids and grandkids living close to you BJ and what a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday. Deeds is a very lucky young lady to have you and your hubby as her grandparents. Hope your week is a good one.
Maura :)

Sandi McBride said...

Happy Birthday Deeds! You are a lovely little girl but who wouldn't look that happy surrounded by all that love!
Sandi

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to Deeds!! She's grown to be such a beautiful little miss and it's no wonder she loves spending time with you, look at the special breakfast you made for her:-) Enjoy every moment with her because as you say, they grow up much too fast. xoxo

chubskulit said...

She's a dolly, happy birthday!

My RT entry

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Deeds! BJ, it all looks like a special time for that special little girl. What a sweet party!

iamclarizze said...

happy birthday to your lovely princess. that makes us two for loving candles, and fruit loops:)))

iamclarizze said...

and, oh, love your dishes, your red table accessories, your decorative plates...oh, EVERYTHING WERE SO LOVELY:)))

Julie Harward said...

How sweet she is and so is her grandma to spoil her so...what a fun evening! I have bowls from that set too, love them! :D

Zondra Art said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl!
I have a daughter who has a 9. years.
Agree with you and often wonder how the time passed so quickly?
Kisses and hugs, Zondra Art

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Happy Birthday Deeds!! You are absolutely darling and so blessed to have a Grandma like BJ! What a grand celebration you had... Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorite movies.

Hugs, Sherry

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday Deeds!

I enjoyed every word of your Grandma/Granddaughter birthday recap. I hope to have some of those grandkid things one day. They look like ever so much fun!!

And I like those cheery cherry dishes, too.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You always have such delightful posts...makes for a very enjoyable visit. But the one thing that stood out for me is the area rug....I do love that! Wow.

Come visit me today...I have special Ruby Red Earrings to show off for Tuesday.

Here's the direct link:
My Ruby Tuesday

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/for-want-of-title-earrings-appear.html

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to you Deeds! You already know what a wonderful grandmother you have! My grandmother spoiled me, and I have very fond memories of spending every other weekend at their home. She always brought out the beautiful dishes, baked the BEST sugar cookies, and "tickled" my back. And she lived to be 100!!Deeds, you are very blessed!

La said...

Clearly, you and Deeds have a wonderfully close and sweet relationship. I will keep an eye out for cheery cherry dishes.

Happy Birthday, Deeds!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Deeds!! I miss my little girl who is now 31 years old. When I look at her I still see her at 9 years old.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday Deeds!! Love those jammies!!

Pat Harris said...

What a lovely blog entry! Grandchildren are truly a blessing. What a wonderful 9 year old she is. Happy Birthday to her.

Here On Crow Creek said...

My little girl is now 15! Its kinda sad to think back when she used to jump in my lap but I am so thankful I raised a smart, sweet young lady she is today. Little girls are precious and she is a living doll. I love her little glasses. My little girl wears glasses to;)

Anonymous said...

BJ, Love the cute pictures !!! You sure have a fine looking Grand Daughter! Looks like you Gals had a Blast too! Don't you just love those Grands! Happy B-day to Deeds!
By the way I love her name too! :)

bj said...

TO ANONYMOUS..thanks so so much for your sweet comment. I'm hoping you come back to read this as I don't have an email address to send you a note.

gengen said...

She is cute and cool. Visiting from 2nd time around Tuesday...See you.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ps....the rug's gorgeous AND a bargain indeed!!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Deeds! Why MUST they grow up so fast?

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A belated Happy Birthday wish, to your 'sweetie-pie' Deeds!!!

Oh those crazy Grandma's, with their cameras! -giggles-

Gentle winter hugs...

Kathleen said...

How sweet! HB to Deeds! I have a 9 y o gdau too. Fun age.
Love those dishes and the rick rack tie up, too cute!

xinex said...

What a beautiful girl! Happy birthday to your lovely granddaughter, BJ! They grow up so fast, don't they?...Christine

Pondside said...

What fun! A big Happy Birthday to your Deeds - what a sweetie she is!~

Toyin O. said...

Happy Birthday to your grandchild:)

Genie said...

What a precious post. Your granddaughter is so cute and I love all of the cherry cups and dishes. This is a great post. Genie

Carol said...

BJ,
What a delight! Your post reminded me of a quote I said to Chickie once...."I love you to the moon and back, from here to infinity, forever and ever."

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Happy birthday to Deeds! (love her name!)

You did a great job with this post...I can feel the love you have for her!

And, love those dishes!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

LV said...

Nothing better than a celebration with the grandchildren. It makes for some great memories later in life. I do believe their grandmother loved and enjoyed as much as they did.

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my all time favorite movies too!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment...

Have a great day!

Lisa

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such a great post and Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!
I loved Fried Green Tomatoes!! I haven't watched it in awhile and now i will have to get it out to watch one more time!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post!

Big Happy Birthday wishes to your darling granddaughter!

Love your saying from your daddy, so much fun.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally