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Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Lindsay!!!

On November 26th, Lindsay turned 13!!! Another teenager officially added to the Apedaile house. I would have blogged on her birthday, but the entire house, except JT, managed to have a short lived stomach bug during Thanksgiving. We all had celebrated Thanksgiving and Lindsay's birthday early when my Mom was visiting, but it was a rather lousy birthday for Lindsay.

Since this is a "milestone" birthday in my eyes, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane to reflect on how much my "middle" girl has grown. I had to hunt through a couple of boxes of loose pictures from back in the day that we actually had our pictures developed. How times have changed! I was able to get some of my favorites scanned for this post and perhaps Lindsay's embarrassment ;)

Lindsay has grown into such a beautiful young lady both inside and out. I know all too well now that this time passes by so quickly.Both John and I pray that Lindsay turns to her Lord for direction, strength, and love in all things.

I hope you enjoy a brief tour through Lindsay's life. Happy 13th Birthday Lindsay!!!

This picture is of me in actual labor with Lindsay, walking the halls. John's Dad, Art, and his wife, Mary, joined us for a bit. Art took Sarah on a special day with grandpa while we were at the hospital.

Lindsay arrived on November 26th at 1:51 pm on a beautiful, stormy fall day in Clovis, Ca. We brought her home on Thanksgiving Day. (John was the photographer) pictured with me are Sarah (4 1/2), my Mom, and John's sister, Jennifer.

Our first Christmas with 2 girls! I had a few outfits that matched Sarah and Lindsay.

Lindsay was on the move at an early age. She began crawling between 5-6 months and she was on always on the go!

Now at age 1- love those cheeks!

Of course she managed to make big messes during meal time....

Lindsay became a big sister when she was 20 months old. She loved Courtney so much even though she was quite young. Here she would smile so hard her neck would strain- something she did a lot during her toddler years :)

Showing Courtney her toddler bed. With Lindsay, she was rarely found without her thumb in her mouth until she was almost 4.

Here at age 2.

Another coordinating sister outfit.

This picture sums up how Lindsay was as a toddler and preschooler- sassy and our little firecracker! Always up to something and full of life!

Some of her favorite things- her "stinky Pooh"- she loved sucking her thumb while rubbing the corner of the pillowcase. She came to love how this pillowcase felt, that we couldn't replace it- thus the name "stinky Pooh". She still has "stinky Pooh" to this day, though it is a very faded aqua and quite thin... She also has her thumb sticking out here- look closely- she had a band- aid on it because she had asked for help to stop sucking her thumb. That didn't work among other tricks, but when her 1st tooth fell out, she though it was caused by her sucking and she suddenly stopped! Ha ha!

Preschool days at the park...

L is for Lindsay!!! Here at Disney California entrance...

Swimming lessons the summer after kindergarten... Love that toothless grin :)

1st day of Kindergarten, Fresno, Ca.

Chef of the Day at School

Lindsay on the last day of Kindergarten with her teacher.

Enter a LARGE gap- sorry! All the other years pictures are on a computer that we don't have right now. That is basically the years from grades 2-4. Sorry! In this picture it is from grade 4 pictured with one of her best friends Sydney.

The same girls here just a year later... my how they both grew and matured.

Lindsay in 5th grade as a docent at the Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's home and museum.

What a wonderful young lady! First day of school this year.

My spunky tomboy is growing into a lovely young lady...

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