Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.

- Rose Kennedy

Monday, December 29, 2008

First Christmas

Lainy's first Christmas was great! She got lots and lots and lots of things from "Santa." She opened up her stocking and a few presents then was done with the opening thing on Thursday morning. We had lunch at Granny Pyles's house, visited Granny Vest then ate again that evening with the McDonalds.

We got up on Friday morning and headed to WV for another Christmas. She or should I say "we" slept most of the way. We then had fun with family on Friday night eating and opening up more presents. Lainy played with the kids and stayed up like a Champ socializing. That night/early that morning we woke up to a 100.5 fever and a coughing baby. After wet washcloths, medicine and steaming from the shower, we finally got her fever down and got her back to sleep. Lainy then got up on Saturday and opened more presents.

She is a very lucky little girl to have such great family and friends! She and mommy are spending the week together and daddy will be back from out of town tomorrow!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Friends, Laundry and Horses

Lainy had a big weekend. On Friday she had her holiday party at Kim's house. When I went to pick her up, she was exhausted. Kim said they had all been "partying" since 11:30 am and refused to nap. Kim's husband dressed up as Santa and Lainy wanted no part and was screaming and crying. She did better at the mall a couple weeks ago and just wanted to pull his beard and get down but no crying. On Saturday morning we went to our annual gift exchange breakfast with my best friends from high school. Always fun! We filled up on yummy food - thanks Kel! We then went to another holiday get together and she stayed out until 10:00. We also think that she is finally getting the teething crankiness - she was up that night crying and screaming. So far the teething tablets have been great, hope they continue to work for us. Then Lainy decided to help with the laundry - such a big help she was! She ended the weekend like a true Giles Co. cowgirl, camo and all - yee haw!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Pictures

Lainy and her buddies had their pictures made last weekend for Christmas. A friend of a Tonja's took them for us - they turned out great! Thanks Mark! Lainy had a great time and put on a show, as usual.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

O Christmas Tree

First flu shot went fine, she didn't even cry this time and we even did a little shopping aftewards. Then we came home and watched the Hokies play. GO HOKIES! After the game, we decided to go pick out a Christmas Tree. We worked fast as it was pretty cool but knew what we were looking for so it didn't take us long. We decorated the tree today after we gave it the night to dry from the snow. Lainy isn't so sure of it right now, she backs off when you try to put her near it but will try to grab an ornament or two before she turns away!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Lab Rat

Lainy went to the CAP Lab at Virginia Tech today to participate in a research project for the Psychology Department. A graduate student was doing a thesis on 10 month olds and memory/emotional regulation. We got a letter asking to participate. So we decided, why not. She did great. She put on a cap to measure her brain waves when looking at toys and playing games. They said, is she always this easy going? She didn't even flinch when they brought out the scary masks to test emotions. She reached for it and said, hi. Tomorrow is second part of flu shot day, oh no! They should test her emotions for that!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

10 months

Another month has flown by and here we are again, closer and closer to that one year birthday. Lainy had a good Thanksgiving, eating lots of good food and spending time with family. She is doing great - cruising along furniture and getting a bruise or two here and there. She continues to be a chatter box but still no teeth. We check everyday but nothing yet.