Thursday, December 24, 2009

December Fun!

We have had a busy December! Here is what we have been up to! We had our playgroup cookie decorating at our house- Connor and Murphy hard at work here! A group decorating shot-

A little fuzzy- the boys concentrating!


Jake had an icing goatee...



So did Ben!



This is concentration!





Getting it just right!






Andy watching his brothers eat icing!








Murphy loves Pierce! Here he is taking care of him while the mommies were busy!








Group shot! Amazing they are all looking at the camera!








Having fun in the Thomas tent with Mommy and Alli










Outside chilly fun!












Drawing with Daddy!












Opening gifts from Aunt Alli! Cars PJ's, Pixar underwear, an Alien popper, and an Elmo bath toy!










Trying out the Toy Story underwear!

















Talking with Santa at Miss Sherri's house...












and bouncing with Cooper!

















Murphy's school Christmas Party



















Cupcakes with "Jacks"

















Waiting to see Santa at Cherokee with DeeDee and NeNe!


















Serious conversation with the big guy!





Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

















Thursday, December 10, 2009

Murph's First Present of the Year!

videoSimonne and Taylor gave Murphy his first present of the season. Here is a short video of him enjoying it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gobble,Gobble!

We had a great Thanksgiving week! We spent part of it in Nashville and part in Knoxville. Here are some highlights! Murphy is modeling his new "hat". (Actually his diaper! Luckily it was dry!!:) Chowing down on the yummy Thanksgiving feast!
Playing with John David...



and Whitney!


Computer time with NeNe


Watching Cars Movie with Mommy







And working on some stuff as Murphy the Builder!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!






Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Murphy's First Haircut

Murphy finally got his first haircut today! He had a great little mullet going, but it was time! We had thus far been able to avoid it looking like a rat tail by fluffing it enough to make a duck tail, but lately it has not been cutting it! This before pic doesn't do it justice! We let Mr. Ralph give Woody a haircut first!
Not too sure...



After promising him some M's (M&M's) he began to warm up to the idea of getting a haircut!


The after pic- he only cut the back and just above his ears because there wasn't enough to cut in the front or on top!




Murphy also got some new slippers. This pic is amazing because Murphy has been afraid of furry slippers for awhile. (No, I am not kidding!) He backs away from them and says "Help! Help!" (He is also terrified of pinecones, but that's an issue for another time!) Anyway, this kid is so strange! He loved these "Cars Movie, Lightning McQueen, Shoes" as he calls them! At least he faced his fear and got over it!:)







Monday, November 16, 2009

Whew! So this is how it gonna be now?

We are finally almost entirely moved into our new home!(Minus the patio furniture that will be moved tomorrow!) We close on the sale of our old house on Friday and are almost ready! We are loving the extra space and storage(that's my favorite) and Murphy is in hog heaven! Here is the last pic of Murphy at his old house- notice the nice Lightning McQueen tattooed arm and matching socks, both courtesy of "Taw-get". With all that being said, I think Murphy is enjoying himself a little too much. Today Walker put him down for his nap and when I got home 30 minutes later he was still talking in his bed. I went in and he was in the process of climbing out of the crib. This is usually an impossible task for him when he has on his sleepsack, but, alas, it was on the floor. He somehow got out of it and was headed for a "nap detour". I said, "Did Daddy forget your sleepsack?" He says, "No, I take off cause I shoo-shoo." Okay, I think, valid reason. We clean up and head back for Nap- round 2. He then proceeds to tell me in a very polite, respectful tone, "I not nap today Mommy, I will play,play,play!" (BTW, the last part was sung like the gecko in the Wonderpets) Well, he lost that battle and I put him down- SO I THOUGHT! I hear him reading, talking, etc. for about 30 minutes, but this is normal, so I thought nothing of it and went about my usual naptime activity- multitasking while chatting on the phone. I had just stepped outside to see why both dogs were barking when we live in a neighborhood with only one other house and no dogs when I see a shadow glide by in the window. I told my friend Emily that we either had a tiny ghost or Murphy was on the loose! I came in and yelled, Muuuurphy!" He comes around the corner, "bottomless", and says, "Oh, hi! I going upstaiws to play!" What the heck? "Ok" I said and fell out laughing! So, I guess in the end it was Murphy-1, Mommy-0! (And to top it all off, he had left a trail of pee pee down the hardwood in the hallway on his little "streak"! So I guess this is how it gonna be now! And it's all thanks to this room...
Now who can blame him for not wanting to sleep when you know all of these toys are just sitting above your room waiting to be played with?


And who can blame me for becomming a raisin every night in here? This is one of my favorite parts of the house- those who know me well know I take a bath EVERY night!:)

I guess most moms would give up and say, oh I guess we'll move into a big bed or I guess his nap days are over- but no, not me, I'm going on line to order a bed tent!:)



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

October Beach Trip and Halloween

A few weeks ago Murphy and I went to Kiawah with NeNe and "Auntie Wonna" (Rhonda)! We had so much fun and the weather was a little warmer each day! We rode bikes, played on the playground, shopped, and did NOT go to the ER or the doctor this time! Murphy also discovered his love for Toy Story and High School Musical, which is still going strong! Cuddling in his bed with Auntie Wonna
Sliding on the big twisty slide at Night Heron Park- our favorite!


Playing on the steps with Mommy



Posing on the pumpkins at Rosebank Farms





NeNe and Murphy enjoying a rare quiet moment





Building sandcastles











Looking for butterflies in the gardens at The Sanctuary




Back at home- relaxing with Miller!




Wednesday night Halloween dinner at Cherokee with DeeDee and Dibs- I need to start brushing his teeth more often! :)



Giving DeeDee a turn with the teeth...




"Max" from Where the Wild Things Are! DeeDee made his costume from scratch! It was awesome and looked just like I had pictured it! He really got into it and said, "I'll eat you up!" just like Max! Thanks, DeeDee! It was so special and one-of-a-kind!:)





He really got into Trick-or-Treating once he realized you get to eat the candy!


On the move to the next candy stop!




His favorite stop- Chris and Courtney's house for suckers!



We made it to the UT/South Carolina game after Trick-or-Treating. We were so glad to have Becca and Jason in town for the game and had a great time with them Friday and Saturday nights! Murphy also loved seeing "Jayna" as he called them at first. We think he was combining their names into one!


Walker and Jason watching UT kick some South Carolina butt! We also won the game they came to last year, so I think they need to start coming to all the games!