Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jungle Love

I saw this picture on a friend's blog recently,

Natasha Milashevich Painting
and I remember taking a picture like this of Nel many years ago.  We were camping at Blue Lake, and Nel was 6 years old.  She gathered leaves and twigs and made a crown for her hair - the silly things kids do sometimes. 
Happy Birthday to Nel,
Queen of the Jungle


Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to Nel! My, this made me smile...and even giggle :) What a cutie patootie! I hope Nel has a most beautiful birthday.

Hugs to you, Sheri!

Lucy martin said...

Adorable! That is the beauty of kids, their ability to bring a smile on even the drabest of days.

Teresa said...

So Precious. Since Always :love:
Sheri, so much better than the painting but you are so right - it's her. Art does imitate a Happy and Full Lived Life.

Happy Birthday to the Sweet Girl that become an Amazing Young Woman on her way to an outstanding Human Being.

Be very Happy, Sweet Queen Nel. So Mom is Happy and Mom's Friends are Happy ;) and the World can celebrate the Blessing of having You making us laugh, smile and love every bit of it.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a sweet post! I hope she has a very happy birthday.

syros2js said...

How sweet!!!
Happy birthday, Nel!!!
May all your wishes come true!!!
Hugs and kiddes!

syros2js said...

Hugs and kisses!!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Happy Birthday, Nel! Love your herbal crown! I hope you were treated like a beautiful princess all day! Hugs xo Karen

Cranberry Morning said...

Isn't that a beautiful and interesting portrait! And Love the pic of Nell. Sweet hat! Like the fascinators worn to the Royal Wedding! What a treasure the photo is.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute! Happy Birthday Nel! Have a fabulous day and eat lots of cake! Sweet birthday hugs coming your way, Diane

Susie said...

Sheri, Your picture of Nel is precious. We have to love those pictures of our kids...they just make us happy. Oh I want to wish Nel a very Happy Birthday. My sister, Grandson and Teddy Bear have Birthdays this very next week. Blessings, Love , susie

Carla from The River said...

I LOVE that smile.
Happy Birthday :-))

La Travelera said...

Really adorable! She is so Pretty

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Happy Birthday Nel,
What a cutie and if we could we would take each one of our grown kids and make them little again for just awhile!
You are your Mom's darling and always will be!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Happy Birthday Nell. I am smiling over the precious photo of Nell as a young adorable child.

Patricia said...

That really is an adorable painting, one I'd be happy to have in my home. Happy Birthday to the lovely Nell! xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Happy birthday Nel! And what a great comparison in these photos, Sheri! She is a beauty from the beginning to now.

I hope you are well and enjoying your day? Anita

angie said...

happy birthday sweet nel!!!!! love hat pic!!! hugs, angie

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

A very Happy Birthday to Nel...!!!!!

Awwww, that one-tooth-missing-smile... :-)))))))

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Happy Birthday Nel!

Sheri, this painting is just amazing.. At first glance, thought is was a photo... Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

p.s. The photos of Nel are priceless!!!

Holly said...

Birthday wishes to Nel. What an adorable and creative child, these childhood memories in photos are precious. Sending thoughts of health and recovery for your brother in - law. said...

How sweet Sheri,
Nell looks so happy there as a young girl.
Wishing her a very Happy Birthday.
val xxx

LoveT. said...

Happy Birthday Nel!

The Pictures are wonderful ,so ful of Happiness :)
Have a great Weekend Sheri!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
I so enjoy your visits. Thank you dear friend! I am so happy you enjoyed meeting Miette..
Our children grow up so fast, don't they? What a sweetheart she is..
Her photos just make me smile.
Enjoy your weekend.
Love and blessings,

Aida said...

Aww that is so sweet. How cute Nel looked with her beautiful greenery crown. Happy birthday to Nel, many happy returns.


Dee said...

What a cute picture of Nel. You are so right, Sheri. Kids can find joy in almost any situation. I can remember spending a lot of money of Christmas toys many years ago and my daughters had such a blast playing with the boxes these toys came in instead. Money wasted, but I couldn't help but laugh. Have a lovely weekend, my friend... :)

Happy Birthday, Nel... =D

Terra said...

She is a happy jungle queen.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Happy birthday to sweet Nel and this is such a cute picture of her.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend

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Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful portrait indeed.
Such a fun photo!!!!


What an uncanny likeness. Happy Belated Birthday to Nel. Hope it was a happy day full of celebrating.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely post ...
Happy Birthday Wishes for Nel, sorry they are a little belated.

All the best Jan

Dewena said...

Happy belated birthday wishes to your beautiful Nel!

Isn't that snaggle-toothed smile one that sends happiness to a mother's heart, and she never, never forgets it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this sweet birthday post, Mom, and for all the birthday wishes from our wonderful blog friends. I think "Queen of the Jungle" is a perfect title for me these days. ( ; I'll be sharing some photos of my birthday celebration in Nice, France soon!