Authentic You Photography Blog

January 21, 2009

Cheney, dear!

Filed under: Kiddos — Char @ 9:52 pm

Cheney is dear to me, you see….because, well…just look at her!

And you see, she is the daughter of a dear friend of mine!

Written by her mother… I am going to let Cheney talk!

"Hi!  Hi is my favorite word.  I like to say it in a sing-songy voice.  My mommy and I,
we say hi to each other a lot, because it's the only conversation we can have with each
other that we can both understand.

I am a dancer, and music is my thing!  My daddy is my favorite singer,and the
Mannheim Steamroller is the best band ever!  Boy do I really feel it when I hear their music!

 Although I look like a ballet dancer on the pictures, I do more of an unusual hip-hop dance
on my knees. I know that it may sound a bit strange, but I make it work! I make it extra
good by clapping my hands, smiling my cheesy smile, and looking up at the ceiling while I
hop around on my knees.  And, everyone who watches me seems to think it's pretty great
because they laugh and clap their hands just like me!

I do have some other interests outside of dancing.  For instance, I have discovered
that when I am hungry for a little something something, the cereal cupboard is an
excellent place to find a treat.  It's so easy.  I just get a box, fiddle around with
the bag for a little while, and then dump.  It works every time.  My mom doesn't seem
to mind too much, except for the times when I dump the whole bag out on the floor at
once.  I don't think she likes that.
Sometimes when I'm walking around in the house, I stop by the trash can in the kitchen
and take a minute to open the lid and look around.  You would be amazed what my family
throws away.  I even find things in there to know, like crust from bread, or
cereal that fell on the floor.  You just never know where a good snack will turn up. When
I am finding lots of interesting things in the trash can, the thing that works best for me
is to knock it over so I can sit down and look through things thoroughly.  It is such a
good way to pass the time.  But, when my mom finds me she says, 'No, no, Cheney! Yukky!!'
(I don't understand this yukky word!)  Then she takes me into the playroom AGAIN, and
says, 'Cheney play!'  Maybe she doesn't get it that I just was playing, just not with toys!

Something else that I find very enjoyable is leaning over the toilet and splashing my
hands around in the water.  It is so fun to get wet, and the water is always there!  The
only tricky part is finding the moments when my family forgets to close the bathroom
doors.  It seems like a harmless little game to me, but my mommy always says, 'No,
no, Cheney!  Yukky!!'  Then she washes my hands with soap and water, and takes me away
from the toilet and closes the door very hard.

 My best friends are my big sisters.  I like their stuff!  Cassie's chapstick is
so yummy...especially the pink kind.  Sometimes when my sisters are playing house and
they don't want me to play with them, my mommy tells them to pretend I am their puppy.
So they say, 'OK...Come on little puppy.'  And I crawl around them and get into trouble
like a good little puppy should.  I think I make a good puppy!  I like that game; and my
mom likes that game.  I don't know if my sisters do.

My daddy and mommy say that I am God's answer to a dream they didn't even know they had.
My mommy says, 'Isn't that just like God!'
I hope you like the pictures that my "Auntie Char" took to celebrate my 1st birthday!
Good bye, now!" 


  1. Wow, she really looks like her mommy! ;)

    Comment by sheri — January 21, 2009 @ 10:14 pm


    Comment by Lori — January 22, 2009 @ 4:25 am

  3. Anne, what a little cutie you have! Sounds like she keeps you busy! Happy first birthday Cheney!

    Comment by Kris — January 22, 2009 @ 6:05 am

  4. Char wonderful fantastic pics!! I am so proud of you!! Annie your little princess is adorable. Ohh so precious . Your Mom tells me of all the wonderful and cute things she does. Char captured her perfect.

    Comment by Kolleen — January 22, 2009 @ 6:06 am

  5. Fabulous and riveting. Her personality comes out in every one.

    Comment by Angel — January 22, 2009 @ 6:17 am

  6. Great photos Char! I especially love the first and last ones! Are these all naturally light shots?
    PS…I got a sneak peak of your new Macbook Pro! I think you’re gonna like it!

    Comment by Larry — January 22, 2009 @ 6:34 am

  7. Wow nice pictures, She is getting so big so fast.

    Comment by Amelia — January 22, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  8. She is so sweet. Good photos! Elsie

    Comment by Elsie — January 22, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

  9. Wow, you did a great job, Char! What a gift the Lord has given you! And Annie, Cheney is so cute and she really seems like a delight to everyone she meets!

    Comment by Jo — January 22, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

  10. Wow, i just love your taste! always fun to check out what is new over here. what a beautiful, beautiful baby girl–

    Comment by Jenny K. — January 23, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

  11. Ann- absolutely precious!! You should be thrilled with these pics! i love the second one of her sitting on the floor- she looks like Cassie. And those legs on the window sill…:) love you!

    Comment by Heather — January 24, 2009 @ 7:23 am

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