Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Farrah is Five Months!


Farrah is growing, growing!
This month, she is getting teeth - her bottom two & her eye teeth have barely broken through. Her other top 4 are just under the surface (I think... it's so hard to tell when they will finally come out!!) The bottom ones are the ones I can feel.
She's laughing, squealing... almost yelling in her excitement sometimes (today, I thought it was Bella it was so loud!!) She loves watching her sister, her reflection in mirrors, her animals on her mobile. Farrah is "talking" up a storm too! (She loves the "oooooooooooooo" sound) I need to get some videos up of that. She's such a good and sweet baby!

I was pretty by-the-book with Babywise with Bella - and it totally worked -- she still is a great sleeper and napper. But I have found that I am totally more relaxed this time, I had to be any way- I started stressing when I tried to be too scheduled with Farrah because it was too much to handle with a 2.5 year old running around. She is on a good routine that loosely follows the same schedule Bella had- except I don't wake her in the morning at the same time. If she'll sleep... I'm letting her!! Basically, I'm just more laid back, but know when it's time for her to nap.

Here are some sweet pictures of Farrah Kate the other day. One of my favorite things about her continues to be her hands. She loves to reach out and grab you - your hands, your face, your clothes... hard to explain. But it's noticable - almost like she's trying to get your attention. Something I noticed with her pretty early... and I love it. :)

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Monday, April 26, 2010


...Better late than never. Especially for pretty pictures from a beautiful day.

We celebrate a lot of holidays at my Aunt Kristy and Uncle Paul's home. This is great because 1) It's just a few blocks away and 2) Their house is awesome and 3) We always seem to have great weather!! They have a huge yard, which is rare down here, and a cool pond, lots of pretty flowers and a nice relaxing back porch. All of these make for a great time and cool pictures.

And, at any given time, someone is asleep (aka in a food coma) somewhere outside. It's pretty funny.

I'll start with my main squeeze. He's adorable:

Next, some cool blanket pictures! Score one for Katie for having a blue blanket in the car!

Great one of Nana and Farrah:


Then a little Easter egg hunt. This year was easy, nothing really in the eggs except two that had quarters in them from Grandie (Bella's Great-Grandmother). We just threw the eggs out (after stealing them from her basket) and she'd chase them down. Funny!

Farrah & Chelsie:
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"Sassy Walk"

Brothers & Sisters

G-Daddy and Farrah:

Keegan and Farrah:

Ryan and Bella:

Bella is hard to take many pictures of - she moves so fast! One way we get her to look is say "Bunny Ears!" which was perfect given it was Easter...

And now we start napping:
Couldn't you just eat her up?

Raggedy Ann

One of Bella's two favorite "friends":

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm still here :)

I have a lot of catching up to do!
We have been enjoying this beautiful weather. I don't know about y'all, but this winter was really long for me with a baby and 2 year old--- getting out and walking everyday has been awesome!! The girls love it, I love it... and there is so much to do! Bella likes to talk about EVERYTHING and is just loving the small and simple things God created - flowers (picking them ;)), watering our little vegetable garden, all the animals at the zoo, cats, dogs and squirrels we see on our walks.

Haha- and lets be real- and walks give us a break from being in the house (aka - being asked 500 questions an hour). It gives me a reset on whatever we are doing. It keeps the house from being destroyed for a bit. And it's entertaining to them both, without having to hold one or both of them! I love the outdoors so much!!!

These pictures are from at least 3 weeks ago - maybe more - when the weather started getting nice! The whole fam went on a little walk and relaxed in the park. I have some more posts coming...



She's getting so big!!! Her hair is growing at an amazing speed all of a sudden. And she is growing taller and taller.
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And as Bella says, "You've got TWO GIRLS!"

... And I love it!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Farrah eating!

Tonight I pulled out the rice cereal for the first time for miss Farrah. She ate it like she had been using a spoon for months. She loved it!!!
Here's a little video. The stuff on her bib is what I spilled! She didn't let a drop get away. :) I think she has been ready to start it... I was holding off. Guess I am holding on to my baby.

She turned 5 months yesterday! Pictures coming soon...