Monday, September 29, 2008


I put these pics in a different file and forgot to post them on the previous. As I'm posting this, Nevaeh keps saying "Rrrr-kah, Rrrr-kah". That's her "Erika".

What a good dad. I loved how Kenton's mouth was always open with drool coming out.

Drooling mouth pic #2.

Already geting ready to crawl!

I love my nieces and nephews so much. I wish we lived closer together because they are becoming such good friends, as cousins should.

Weekend of Family Fun!

This weekend we went back home to G&G Farwell's house, along with the Sapps and the Sabetha Farwells. We sure did miss the Iowa Farwells, but they had quite the fun weekend of their own from what I read on their blog.

Grandma pulled out the swings for Nevaeh and Malia. They had so much fun playing outside with each other and Grandma.

Aunt Annie had nap mats that the girls put together as their "house". I think Nevaeh was putting the final touches on nailing it together. I think she's only seen me hammer once and it was awhile ago, but she knew exactly what it was for.

Just threw this pic in for fun. I have the best family! What a great daddy.

Aunt Annie is great with kids. Enjoying a good book.

Koralee got to meet her Great Grandpa Farwell.....

and her Great Grandma Farwell.

It was fun watching Nevaeh and Malia play together. They are 2 mischevous girls. You can tell already how much they love each other. Nevaeh's vocabulary has expanded even more since being home. Malia talks in full sentences, and it seems like each time she's around Malia, she advances a little farther. I'm starting to hear much longer phrases now! Nevaeh and I went to Walmart last night after we got back to Topeka, and we just talked to each other the entire time. It was so fun.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Auntie Annie's Apple Pie

Auntie Annie gave me the recipe for the apple pie she brought to the hosital when Koralee was born. It is the best apple pie I've ever tasted in my entire life. The crumb topping is what sets it off. I suggest if you ever need a good apple pie recipe, you contact Annie for her recipe, or if she doesn't care you can get it from me. It is a very simple recipe, especially if you buy the pre-made pie crust.

Grandma Farwell came down on Monday night and stayed until Tuesday evening. She stayed up for quite a while with Koralee that night. She was wide awake absorbing her Grandma time. It allowed me almost 6 straight hours of sleep! Huge blessing. We also did a lot of cooking the next day. My first apple pie I made a few days earlier turned out charred on top. My oven is hot and I should have lowered the pie a little more in the oven. Mom and I made another one and it turned out fabulous. Just melts in your mouth. I can't stop eating it. Shun is telling me my "slivers" of pie I keep eating are going to leave him with only a sliver. I just keep saying, "I can make another one". Took a picture, but it didn't look as pretty half-eaten already. I'm sure there will be another full pie soon.

Mom also helped me put together some "Really Good Potatoes". It was from a recipe book I got from a lady at work. I made some Ceasar Pork Chops to go with them last night from the same recipe book. Both were really good. Definitely will be making that pork chop recipe again.

All in all, we had a fun time with Grandma. Nevaeh was very sad when she left. Kept asking for "pee-pah". But her face lights up when I tell her we will see both Grandma and Grandpa this weekend at their house, along with several of her cousins and aunts and uncles. We can't wait to see you all!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Looks nothing like Nevaeh

I don't think Koralee's profile looks anything like Nevaeh. Love the cute little pug nose.

She's dealing with some baby acne right now, but she's still smiling. Too bad for the pimples, we are getting the girl's pictures tomorrow.

Here is one amazing girl. I am in awe at her vocabulary and creativeness more and more everyday. She catches on to things so quickly. She can draw circles, but not so good at the squares and triangles yet. Trys to write letters. She loves coloring and staying in the lines. LOVES to draw faces (or have me draw the faces for her and then she traces it).

And she continues to be an excellent big sister. Helps change diapers, retrieves the binky or bottle without being prompted, loves to hold her, loves to snap her in the swing and carseat, and so much more. She just has to be involved in Koralee's care. We have fun.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The last few days...

they haven't changed too much. Koralee is still wanting to eat very frequently, up awake much of the night. She sleeps great from about 6:00 am to 12:00 pm, so we just need to get those hours shifted a little earlier. What little we have supplemented with formula, we changed to soy-based in an attempt to help her gassiness. We even added about a tablespoon of rice cereal to the formula to thicken it up. We will see if it helps or makes it worse. I think she did just a little better last night. But I finally gave in and swaddled her in the boppy in our bed and napped beside her with my hand holding a pacifier in her mouth.

Here's a pic of me trying to nap with Koralee. Nevaeh wanted to nap with us.

Yesterday was my 6 week postpartum appointment. I was very curious as to how much Koralee actually weighed, so I had them weigh her for me. Already to a whopping:

12 lb. 7.5 oz.

I looked in Nevaeh's baby book and she weighed 12 lb. 8 oz. at her 4 month appointment. I think Nevaeh will have one BIG baby sister growing up.

Just one more picture for now. Koralee doesn't enjoy baths as much as Nevaeh did. Here is a calm moment.

The Jones Family is planning on going to Grandma and Grandpa Farwell's next weekend (9/27 - Aunt Katie's birthday). It is my last weekend before returning to work. :(

We would love to see everyone! I know the Sapps talked about going up there around the same time. Will the Sabetha Farwell's be around? We are planning on going to great G&G Farwell's as well. Then probably church in the morning. Hope we can see you all.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's weird...

I never thought I would have a tall child, but Koralee is. She is so long. Her legs hang off of me when I feed her. Gotta be over 10 lbs. already.

Our Weekend

We had visitors over the weekend! Unfortunately, I forgot to take any pictures. Grandma and Grandpa Farwell along with Uncle Rod, Aunt Annie, and Cousin Kenton came to visit Sunday afternoon/evening. We had a taco supper and banana splits for dessert.

Here is a picture from that day. Nevaeh is playing with the puzzle she got for Christmas from the Sapps. She is getting very good with her numbers, letters, and colors.

One thing is for sure. I have the two cutest nephews in the world. Blake and Kenton are both a lot of fun to be around, and they both love to laugh. I really enjoyed the time with the family.

That night wasn't so much fun. Shun and I were up til 5:30 am with Koralee. She was wide awake and having a dandy ole time hanging out with her parents. Kinda gassy, but mostly just wide awake. So last night I decided that if I had to strip her down and open all the windows to keep her awake, then thatis what I would do. She was going to stay up in the evening. Well, I think she liked the cool air on her skin because this was the result. TKO.

We eventually got her back awake and she slept much better last night. She still wants to eat every 2-3 hours on the dot, but at least she slept in between those feedings. I sure hope we get her on a better schedule before I go back to work or Shun is going to have some rough nights. :(

More One Year Pics

Late Pictures

Came across some pictures that Nate took for Nevaeh's one year pictures. We never got them out to people so we wanted to share some with you now. He did such a good job on them.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

What a Clown

Nevaeh is all about glasses. She is very intrigued by mine. She has a pair of pink Dora sunglasses, and then these which she picked out at Chuck E Cheese with the tickets Uncle Rod won for her. She knows she is cute in the sunglasses, and she knows she's a clown in these. We have so much fun with her. She almost behaves better now that the baby is here.

One Month Old

Koralee is one month old today. It is hard to believe that the time has gone by so fast already. Here is a pic from today. It is cold in Kansas, and I have very few long sleeved clothes for my girls for this age period, so needless to say, she has an igloo on her shirt. Appropriate for today.