Thursday, December 20, 2012

Brielle 5 months old

Brielle you are 5 months old already!!  It’s hard to believe how fast time is flying by.  These past two weeks you got your first cold.  Even though you felt miserable, you were still a sweet angel girl!  If you were being held and loved upon you were happy.  Not as much got done around the house, but I really enjoyed being your mom, your comforter and your protector.  I love nursing you and having you hold my hand.  Brielle, there is something very special about you.  I know that you were sent straight to me (us) from the presence of our Father in Heaven.  You have a special light in your eyes.  I know that you were supposed to be in our family.  God knew that I needed you before I knew it.  I know that God sent you to me for a purpose.  When I look into your eyes, my soul feels at peace, my heart feels like it’s going to overflow with love and I feel soooooo blessed.  You have been nothing but a joy in our lives!!!  We all love you sweetheart!!

Your new accomplishments include rolling all over the place, laughing, eating solid food, ok, you’ve only tried rice cereal so far, but you love it.  You have found your voice and love to talk and talk and talk…. You make so many happy sounds!!  You love walking around in your walker, you don’t have any aim yet so many times we have to rescue you when you walk under the table.  It’s cute, you fit right under it without hitting your head and the table cloth hides you and I’ll just there you laughing and trying to talk under there.  You love holding toys and chewing on them.  You get so excited to see Daddy and the kids when they get home from school.  You LOVE to be played with and talked to.   You get up in the morning so happy and cheerful.  You love helping me wake up the kids in the morning.  You love our dog,  Daisy, she’s got your back.  She cleans up all your spit up messes.  Gross, but convenient. 

Brielle, you are a JOY!!!  We love you our Precious Angel!! 

Merry Christmas!
2012 has been another eventful year for the Laing family. 

LeGrand is in his second year serving as the Principal at the Timpview High School Seminary in Provo.  He is really enjoying the experiences he is having with the students and faculty there.  LeGrand was released from serving as bishop in April. 

We sold our old home and purchased a new one.  We’re still in Springville but just on the other side of town.  The kids had to change schools, which has been difficult for them but they have quickly found lots of great new friends.  Although the adjustment has been and continues to be difficult for us as well, we are enjoying our new ward and stake.  We are surrounded by lots of great people.  We LOVE our new Home and feel so blessed!!!!   

The best part of the year was the birth of our 5th child- a daughter whom we named Brielle.  Despite a difficult pregnancy, Becca again did an amazing job delivering yet another healthy baby.  Brielle has been an absolute joy to our family!  We love her so much!

Brayden is in 6th grade and played Tackle Football this fall.  LeGrand was his coach and they both had a blast!!  We all had tons of fun cheering for Brayden and watching him grow!  He LOVES it, just like his Dad!! 

Adelyn is in 4th grade, in the school Choir, playing Basketball and being my huge helper here at home.  She is soooo good with Brielle.  It’s been nice having a baby when we have such capable helpers!!  

Sophie is in 2nd grade and is becoming quite an artist!  She is also in love with her baby sister and is so sweet and full of happy energy.  Sophie has the best imagination ever.  She has fun and helps who ever she’s with to have fun too.

Kolby is almost 5. Wow, where has the time gone.  He’s had quite the adjustment with the hard pregnancy, moving and not being the baby anymore.  He love Brielle so much, maybe too much but has become a huge mamma’s boy.  He loves to be where I am and he totally takes care of me.  He’s such a helper, he opens the doors for me, gets things for me and even helps me up from the couch.  He’s my little buddy!!  I’ve really enjoyed this time with my Kolbs-buddy.  I’ll really miss him next year when he starts Kindergarten. 

Brielle is growing up way too fast!!  It has been incredible having her in our family!  She has all of us wrapped around her little finger.  She is laughing, rolling over and makes us smile all day long.  She is such an angel and we are grateful that Heavenly Father sent her to us!!! 

We are so blessed.  We love you and are grateful for you.
May God bless you with a wonderful 2013! 


The Laings J 
LeGrand, Becca, Brayden, Addy, Sophie, Kolby, Brielle