Monday, December 19, 2005

We are so excited to be going "home" for Christmas. Lanie will get to spend her first Christmas with my family, after spending her first Thanksgiving with Aunt Suzie, Uncle Rusty, and the kids.
We put Lanie on formula this month and now she is growing like a weed! At her last Dr. appointment, she had only gained 7 ounces in over 2 months. We go in tomorrow and I think she's gained twice that just in the last month!
She is also now chattering away. She says mama, but she doesn't quite know its me. It seems to be what she cries when she wants something, whether it be me, food, or just some attention...
She isn't crawling yet, but that doesn't seem to stop her from getting to where she wants to be. Last night we hit another big moment. She was able to pick up her cornbread and get it successfully to her mouth several times in a row. Normally this was a "hit and miss" sort of event, but she finally has it down.
I know this is a brief update, but I wanted to let everyone know how Lanie is doing, and wish all of you a very happy holiday season.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

7 months old!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Too bad she never wants to sleep in her crib!

O Christmas Tree

Lanie "decorating" the tree in her room

Monday, November 28, 2005


Welcome Sparrow! Lanie's new cousin

6 months

6 months

6 Months

Better late than never... Here are some of her 6 month pictures.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Lanie's Friends

Lanie loved the birthday party. She even tried to help open the presents!


This little lady bug had a very busy Halloween! Friday she went to the "Spook Parade" at mom's work. Saturday she had her first costume party at her friend Emily's, and Monday Granny and Papa came over for dinner and she helped hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pooh and Eeyore

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

5 months

She slept through the night completely last night, 9 1/2 hours! With teething, I was beginning to think she would never give us a full night's sleep, but I guess she was just waiting for her 5 month birthday.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Lanie and David singing to each other.

5 months

Lanie is 5 months old today! She is growing up so fast...Her latest tricks are "singing"with dad and making razzing noises against my arm. She is so excited by all the noises she can make and is truly discovering her voice. She loves to babble and scream in what David has dubbed her Marriah Carrey voice. We will be taking her 5 month pictures today and I will post them as soon as possible.

Monday, October 10, 2005

New Developments

Lanie is doing well and changing by the moment. She can now officially roll over in both directions--front to back and back to front. She can also reach for and grab anything put in front of her. This is not always a good thing!
The most exciting news is that she has her first tooth! The first one came in with little fussiness, but she has been a bit crabby the last couple of days, which tells me the next ones won't be so easy.
Overall Lanie is doing wonderfully and I continue to fall more in love with her everyday.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

lanie bug Posted by Picasa

4 months Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 12, 2005

Almost Four Months

The last few weeks have brought big changes for Lanie. I am back to work and Lanie has started with her babysitter. David is able to stay home with her until noon most days and then she is off to Sarah-Anne's until I pick her up around 3:30. Lanie seems to be adjusting to this new schedule quite well, but I am still not used to it. I was excited to get back to school, but I wish I could bring Lanie to work with me!
Lanie is doing very well. She is still a happy and content baby. Her latest obsession is her hands or anything else she can get into her mouth! She will entertain herself for quite sometime by chewing on her hands and drooling down the front of herself. She also seems to be ready for food. She is very nterested in anything David and I put into our mouths and she gets excited by the smell of dinner cooking. Poor girl, little does she know her first taste of food will be rice cereal, not very exciting...

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Beautiful Dress

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Lots of Company!

Everyday I tell myself I am going to update our site, and everyday I go to bed without doing so. There are not enough hours in the day...
The last month has been wonderful. Lanie has enjoyed the company of most of my family over the last several weeks. On the 5th of July we drove to Spokane and met my dad, Anthony, and Kenneth. Lanie finally got to be held by her grandpa, who was sick when she was born, and we all visited for some time before heading back home with Kenneth. Lanie's uncle Ken was able to spend 3 full weeks with us and we enjoyed every single minute of it. We were busy the entire time. We visited Glacier, went to a baseball game, and attended a number of bar-b-ques. Kenneth has grown into a terrific young man and we hated to see him go.
When we met dad to drop off Kenneth, Jennifer was able to come back with us to spend a few days. Lanie was very fascinated with her aunt who gave her tons of attention and is spoiling her already! When I said we had tons of company, I wasn't kidding. The same day Jen came home with us, Erin and Andrew also came to visit. They were only able to stay two nights, but we look forward to them returning at the end of the month.
The weekend of the 7th saw even more company for Lanie's baptism. Her grandma Peggy and grandpa Randy, and her great grandma and grandpa all came to see her, as well as her uncle Ken who had only been gone a few days. We were so happy to see everyone, but only wish they could have stayed longer. Lanie's christening was a beautiful event, taking place at the Methodist Church in Charlo. Following the baptism, we all gathered with David's parents, sister Suzie and family, and the Hunts at Ninepipe's for a nice luncheon. Again we enjoyed the time, but as always it was too short and we were sorry to see everyone go; the house seems almost empty with just the three of us.
Well this is a quick summary of how things have been going. I promise to write again soon detailing all of Lanie's changes and accomplishments. It seems she changes from day to day.

Lanie and Uncle Ken

July Posted by Picasa

Visit with Aunt Erin and Aunt Jenn

Lanie, Aunt Erin, and Aunt Jen Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 21, 2005

2 months old!!! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Happy Girl

Once again I cannot believe how fast time has flown. Lanie is almost 2 months old already, and I don't know where the time has gone...

Lanie is still a very happy, content baby. She smiles most of the time she is awake, unless she is hungry or hot! She knows our voices well and will follow us alertly with her eyes and quiet down when she hears our voices.

Lanie's favorite toy is one that her great-grandma McCauley gave me in college. It is a little musical Pooh attached to his red balloon. She loves to watch and listen to him. I think it is my grandma's way of smiling down on Lanie.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Dr. Appt.

Lanie had her first round of shots on Tuesday. She seemed to recover quickly, but I think it took David and I a bit longer. It was awful seeing her go through that! She is now up to 11 lbs and 14 oz, and she is 23 inches long. I knew she was growing like crazy, but I had no idea she was getting that big...
I cannot explian how terrific the time has been with Lanie. She is developing quite a personality. She is a happy, content baby who loves to cuddle and be held. She is also developing much more independence. She can sit and entertain herself for long periods of time and seems to be interested in the small world around her. She is now very aware of her surroundings and follows David and I with her eyes. She has a beautiful smile that I like to think she saves for us, but really she is willing to share it with anyone. She has definately changed our world for the better.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Lanie and Mama Posted by Hello

Lanie at Glacier Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 16, 2005

One Month

I cannot believe our Lanie is going to be one month old tomorrow. I never thought she could change so much in such a short time. She is getting taller, larger, and stronger everyday. She has also grown the most beautiful, longest eyelashes ever, thanks to her daddy's genes.
However these physical changes are nothing compared to how Lanie's personality has grown. She has always seemed to know our voices, but now she is fascinated by our faces. She will sit alertly and stare at us for what seems like hours, but is really only moments. She is also quite fascinated by her "fishie" mobile above her swing. Putting her in her swing is a surefire way for me to get a few moments to eat, shower, or perhaps clean up a little. It only lasts 10-15 minutes, but its amazing how much I can now get done in that time! Lanie is a happy baby who smiles often, but not really in response to anything. I cannot wait for the first time she actually smiles back at us. Lanie's favorite time of the day is bath time. She absolutely loves it! She stretches and turns trying to get every little bit of her body in the water. I think she would stay in there all day if I let her.
I'm sure the next month will bring as many changes as this month. This is both an exciting and scary thought. I can't wait to see every new thing she does, but I do not want the time to go by too fast...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Doing Great!

Lanie's had a very busy week, starting last weekend with her first birthday party. Her cousin Brooklin turned 5, and Lanie was as content as could be at the party. On Monday she finally lost her umbilical cord, which was exciting, but for some reason also a little sad...
Uncle Rich came to visit this week. He was able to spend several days visiting and spending time with Lanie. While he was here, Lanie went to grannie and papa's for the first time for dinner. She seems to like white noise, because anytime there are alot of people around she falls right to sleep and stays that way until we leave.
Lanie ended her week with a barbeque at the Bison Range. This was her second visit to the Bison Range (The first with her mom and grandmas)and once again she slept almost the entire time.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

David and Lanie Posted by Hello