Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tacky Christmas Party and Murphy's Weekend in Nashville!

Last night we went to a "Tacky Christmas Party". We had so much fun! Here we are in our festive attire! Angie, I hope you appreciate our get-ups! And I quote, "Festivity should never be displayed via sweater set!"-Angie Penner Julie, Margaret, Anne, Me, and Veazey

The girls and "Santa"!

We are so glad "Santa" a.k.a. Davis could make the party. He almost got arrested at CVS pre-party. Evidently just before he walked in another Santa had robbed the CVS down the road. They thought he was there to rob them and kicked him out!

Doesn't Walker look dashing in his mom's sweater?

Last weekend Murphy went to stay with LinLin, or "NeNe" as he now calls her. Here he is snoozing on the way to Nashville.

He loved playing with his new kitchen she gave him for Christmas a little early!

Taking his baba with Gram!

Admiring all of the presents...

He loved playing with Big Will and Inga!

Happy boy in his crib on Sunday morning!

Reading with "Auntie Rhonda" and Hannah!

(Sorry for all of the space above) Hanging with Big Will!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Here is Murphy modeling his Santa Suit for us! He decided the hat was messing up his hair! haha:) We went to visit Gramps. Murphy likes reading to him!

Playing in Gramps' room!

The one pic with the hat on!

Murphy really enjoys riding the carousel at the mall! Mommy doesn't enjoy it as much- there is no seatbelt, so I get very dizzy walking alongside!

He liked Santa, but he did not want to sit still to have his picture taken!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

15 Month Check-up!

Murphy had his 15 month check-up and immunizations this morning. He did really well, even though he remembered that it is not fun to go to the doctor!:) He has had a big growth spurt from his 12 month stats! Here they are: weight-24 lbs. 6 oz. (47%) height-30.4 in. (25%) and head circumfrence-49cm (91%) At 12 months, he was 41% in weight and only 5% in height! We are excited about the growth, especially in height!!!!
Running around before AK came to take his Christmas picture!
Helping himself to a snack from his cabinet!

Sharing with MiMi(Miller)

Miller got a new bed, but you can see who thinks he owns it!

Eating his apple like a big boy! We are working on two more new teeth that I can see so far. They are the pointy incisors and they sure are tough!
We have not been up to much since getting home from the beach. We went to Nashville last weekend for my high school girls christmas party at Heather's. I had so much fun catching up with friends. Other than that, we have just been trying to get ready for Christmas! We are going to try to see Santa later this week!

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Few More Beach Pics...

Here are some pics from DeeDee's camera! Here is Murphy sporting the latest in Winter headgear! Another shot of Murphy in the cab!
Loving the big slide!

Sliding all by himself on the little slide! He loves doing things by himself and says, "I do!"


Mommy swings, too!:)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November Beach Trip

We had a great time at the beach! It was cold, but sunny so we got to spend lots of time on the beach! Murphy loved riding in the cab behind the bike. He even fell asleep in it on the beach! He also had so much fun exploring the beach and the house on two feet this time and getting tons of attention from both grandmothers, DeeDee and LinLin! Here is a funny family shot of us trying to get him to stay still- an impossible task most of the time!:)

Hey guys, can I eat this stuff?

Playing with a bunny at the nature center...

Working a puzzle with LinLin

Having some milk on the floor! He loved climbing up onto our bed and rolling off onto the pillows!:)

Playing and digging in the sand with Mommy!

Wow! This sand is so cool!

This boat was stuck the whole time we were at Kiawah. It was really neat to see how they were trying to get it out. Evidently, there had been some serious drinking going on by the Captain!

Murphy loved riding in the cab on the back of the bike!

Here he is going down the slide at the neat playground at Night Heron Park. he made lots of friends!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Headed to the beach!

We are headed to Kiawah tomorrow until Tuesday! Here are some retro pics of our trip last year! I can't believe that it has already been a year since Murphy's very first beach trip! It was really warm at the beginning of the week last year, but it doesn't look like it will be this time! Although, there is no rain in the forecast, so that is great! I can't wait to see what he does on the beach now that he can walk and sort of run!:)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Great Weekend!

We have had a great weekend! Murphy is finally back to himself and has had so much fun this weekend. So have mommy and daddy! We played at Sprout Studio on Friday and Walker and I went to eat at the Melting Pot on Friday night with the Vogel's and Wortham's. Murphy had so much fun playing with Miss Abby while we were out! I took him to the NCAA South Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday to watch the Lady Vols run! He really liked running toward all of the mud puddles! Walker and I went to the UT Men's Basketball game Saturday night and Murph stayed at home with Miss Erin. We all had a blast! It has been a very busy, but fun weekend! Above and below are pics of Murphy wearing his "cape". (Daddy's shirt) For some reason he loves to take anything out of the laundry basket and put it around his neck like a cape! He is so silly!

Sharing, or hogging-should I say, Daddy's pickle. He grunts and yells anytime we have a pickle until it is finished- usually by him! Luckily for Murph, we don't mind sharing!:)

Climbing on his favorite jungle gym. Miller is usually a good sport!

He still chews everything! Here the lucky victim was the cordless phone! (I just saw that he has a snack container hanging out of his mouth in the pic above! He always has something in his mouth and I hardly even notice it anymore!)

I love this pic! Murphy loved playing with Geri at the CC meet. He was giggling at him the whole time! I hate that you can't see Geri's face here!

Murphy was all over the place! When I got home I felt like I had run a 6K race with the girls! (There is baby Teagan in the stroller, but she was all bundled up b/c it was freezing!) I think Mo and Geri were very glad they had a 3 month old and not a crazy 14 month old wild man running around and NOT wanting to sit in the stroller!

Btw, what about this child says, "I'm a little girl?" At least 4 people commented on how cute my little girl was! He's got on a blue coat for crying out loud!! :) It was hilarious!

Lil Bit (Elizabeth), Mo and Teagan, Me and Murph