Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Looking Older By the Day

Here's my sweet hubby with his KoKo Bean. I just love the fact that my girls are daddy's girls.

Three years ago this picture had a lot less people. We have acquired such wonderful, happy little blessings. I know most of you, if you check my siblings blogs, have seen some of these Christmas pictures.

But I just love the expressions on everyone's faces, so I just had to post them. Aren't Grandma and Grandpa Farwell glowing! I remember Blake squirming around before the picture was taken and then cracking up laughing every time we took a picture. What a clown.

I can tell these 7 kids are going to be ripping and running through G&G's house by Christmas 2009.

Koralee got some cool shades for Christmas. Of course they are Nevaeh's, too.

Nevaeh and Koralee got matching jammies identical to Brenna, Malia, and Josie's. What a great gift from G&G. Sure will be cute next gathering.

Nevaeh's favorite new snack is "poptorn". We get free popcorn at work on Friday nights, so I had been bringing some home. She can eat a whole bag herself.

Kristy (our babysitter) and Becky (my best friend) both got Nevaeh some sort of Princess gear. Tiara and all. There is also a pink skirt and top that match. She also got pretty princess jammies with slippers. She likes to dance around like a ballerina, pointing her toes and twirling, and most of the time it is to the Curious George theme song. We bought her a DVD and so now that is the
only cartoon she wants to watch.

Often I will come in the room and Nevaeh has crowned Queen KoKo, again. And Koralee sits there like she knows it.

The pic of Koralee with her favorite little orange monkey chew toy is my all-time favorite. The monkey is a little crusty right now and needs washed.

The pic of both of the girls was from this morning. They were holding hands right up to the picture being taken. Koralee is so long. Nevaeh is going to be the little one in a few years.

And then of course my daughter, the future scrub nurse, as my fellow co-workers say.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I know, I know, pics to come soon...

Okay, I said I would try to get pics posted last week, and it just didn't happen. I only have time to check my own blog on my lunch break at work. Isn't that sad. But I am planning on posting some pics Tuesday morning after I get the oil changed after I get off work, so be on the lookout!

Koralee had her 6 month appointment on Friday. I know. 6 months already. Can you believe it! She is 17lb 1.9 oz, and 27 3/4" long. That makes her in the 70%'s for weight, and back up to the 98% for height. It's amazing that everywhere we go, people talk about how big she is. And when Nevaeh was a baby, they all talked about how petite she was (and still is).

Neaveh is still fighting this darn fever off and on. She almost consistently has a dry, hacky cough which we just cannot seem to get rid of. It's much worse at night when she is sleeping and she has drainage going on, which then sometimes results in the awakening of Koralee. But for the most part, their sleeping is as good as we could ask for.

We are so blessed and thankful that Koralee has stayed healthy. I'm sure a big part of that is the fact that she is a breastfeeding baby, but that all ended on her 6 month birthday when I almost had certain body parts bitten and ripped off of me. So, hopefully she can remain healthy being formula-fed. I couldn't continue to go through the pain.

Nevaeh is using the potty on a daily basis now. She even gets upset when she is wet. Of course, some days are better than others, but we are definitely on the right track and hope to only have one child in diapers soon.

Koralee is still trying to crawl. I helped her today get her knees underneath her and she was trying to go so bad, but just can't figure out how to keep her knees underneath her, thus falling back onto her face. But she just keeps trying with a big ole smile. No teeth yet, but my guess is they will be coming soon.

So all in all, we are doing great! My girls need some more "cousins time" though, so family, when you want to hang out, give me a call. We would love to see you all again! Sorry we missed Manhattan this last weekend. We ended up going to St. Jo to see Shun's family. It was nice to see several of his family members again. They have so many kids running around they keep Nevaeh preoccupied at all times. She was obsessed with the Hannah Montana guitar on Saturday. Can't say I'm upset we don't own one of those. She now knows who "Tana" is, which we are also not too thrilled about. But what do you do.

Love you all and hope to see you soon!