Friday, August 6, 2010

She Turned 1 - Happy Birthday Lindie

Lindie Rebekah Niehoff
6 pounds 15 ounces
August 5th

Yesterday, August 5, Our little girl turned 1 year old. Her first year has gone by so quickly. I can remember a year ago so vividly and I can tell you exactly what I did on the day she was born. We were hosting a team from Utah at the time. In the morning we went on a tour of some potential property for The Village, then off to Hani Park to arrange Bible club, met up with Brian around 12:00 for our doctor's appointment. We waited an hour and he told us that I was in labor. Ha, who would have guessed. I was already to 3cm and my doctor wanted me to go right away and check into the hospital. Of course we needed to go get my bag, it was packed, told the team our news, stayed a talked a bit and then stopped at KFC for some lunch. I wasn't in a rush to get to hospital. Check in around 2:30pm and waited. Brian left for a bit and came back just in time. I started having hard contractions around 5:15pm and she was born at 5:45pm. What a bundle of joy God has blessed us with.

Yesterday our day started off with a chocolate chip pancake breakfast, in honor of Lindie. She ate an entire pancake by herself. Liam was off to preschool, so Lindie and I played, opened a present and I started decorating her cake. Because this is only my second cake to decorate I needed plenty of time.

We had Nana and Pop (Trish and Lawrence) and Nan and Oupa (Val and Danie) for Lindie's celebration. We had supper, cake and ice cream and opening of presents. She was showered with baby dolls of all types, little pink shoes, nice toys, few books, and a pretty Micky Mouse dress.

We miss not being able to celebrate these special days with our family but we thank the Lord for giving us special friends to help fill the void. We had a wonderfully fun day!
Love you Lindie


Anonymous said...

Yea for Lindie turning 1!! I love all the pictures you took of her, thanks for sharing!

Nate and Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Lindie!!!!! The cake turned out GREAT, Lois. Good work!!!!!

Earle Family said...

Great job on the cake! I'd never have guessed it was only your second. Wish we could have been there. We'll miss you next week when we celebrate Joshua's. Love you so much. You have a beautiful little girl!