Sunday, December 5, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LINDY!! One year old today!!

They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes or the secrets she keeps.

(Our first SKYPE with Lindy!)

A mother's treasure is her daughter.            ~Catherine Pulsifer

A baby girl..

One of the most beautiful miracles in life,
one of the greatest joys we can ever know,
and one of the reasons why
there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness
in your world today.
~ Unknown

So precious. And Amy's the best mommy!!

Discovering her toes..

Zac acts as if he's been a daddy all his life!

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

~ Psalm 139:16

A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
{Eda J. Le Shan}

Not so thrilled at her first trip to the pumpkin patch..

..but safe upon Daddy's shoulders, all is well again.

If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma.
 {Theresa Bloomingdale}

Walking at 11 months old!!

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
--Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

Every child begins the world again.
{Henry David Thoreau}

They will be spending Christmas with us! I am SO excited!!!

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, and more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
                                     {Vincent van Gogh}

Our baby granddaughter is one year old today! Amazing how the time has flown by. Amazing how much joy she has brought into our lives. Amazing how much she consumes our thoughts (and prayers!)
We thank the Lord for this most wonderful and precious gift!

(The following is from Amy...)


Favorite food banana

First word was dada

Favorite wake up time is 6:30am

Loves to be startled

Big fan of Barney

Edible or not she wants to eat it

Started walking at 10 1/2 months

Daddy makes her laugh the hardest

Loves animals

Has loved books from the very beginning

Nothing gets her more excited than daddy coming home

Likes to carry her big heavy toys around the house

Jayden is her best friend...he can make her laugh by just standing there

Her favorite place to be is outside and or daddy's shoulders

An easy way to get her to look up for a picture- make animal sounds

Her most common expression gives me the feeling she analyzes most of what I say

She once took a sip of my chai latte when I wasn't looking

She likes to pat you on the back while giving you a hug


  1. Happy Birthday are one loved little girl by your family! You were blessed with a pretty special one too!

  2. I LOVE this!!! What a life changing year!!! She is the sweetest baby girl ever!! We are so blessed!!!

  3. Sorry, that last comment was Amy:).

    Love you!

  4. Happy 1st Birthday to Lindy!!! I loved looking at her pictures she is one little cutie! They are so precious, my little granddaughter is fixing to be 8 months this next week, it's going to be so much fun with her at Christmas, although I do get to see her every week, she just live minutes from me... it will be a very special Christmas!!!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  5. Wow Mom, that was awesome! Thanks for creating that. Lindy had an amazing granny!

  6. She has to be the prettiest baby girl I have ever seen! What a proud grandma you must be! I hope that someday I am blessed with a grandbaby too. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.!!!

  7. Happy Birthday little Lindy. You are so cute and a blessing to your family. May God Bless you with many more birthdays. sandi

  8. Myrna I was so blessed reading this.. Thank you for this lovely way to reflect on a wonderful year of love.. I appreciate you soooo much
    Grandma Sheryl

  9. That is so sweet Myrn...did you know that Lindy shares a birthday with my mom? I don't think I realized that!

  10. Happy Happy Birthday to precious little Lindy!Love this post! Isn't being a grammy just THE best?!?!?!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  11. It especially nice to see the daddy so adoring his daughter...very important for her self esteem later in life.
    She is such a happy, loved child it's apparent.