Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pawley's Island 2009

We had another great week at Pawley's this year! Here are the pics! Murphy loved the pirate hat he got to wear at our Annual Fish House lunch on the way in! Allie Harris was brave to feed Murphy. This was taken before he decided he would try a nibble of her finger!
He loved sitting in his giraffe beach chair!

Allie Harris loves water. She loved using the watering can to keep everyone cool on the beach!

Murphy liked knocking down the sandcastles DeeDee and AH were building. They were good sports about it, but had to build fast- he was a one-man wrecking ball!:)

Here is Murphy organizing his sea animals- a man after my own heart!

Something was so funny...

Cousin love...

Reading books after nap time

Running on the beach with mommy

Open beach!

Strolling with Daddy

This is my favorite pic of Murph- climbing as usual!

Relaxing with DeeDee

Playing in the sand

DeeDee drew some shapes and a train in the sand for Murph and AH

Cute little beach bum!

Cool dude!

Sweet baby Abby Bruner! She was so much fun! Murphy loved her- maybe a little too much!:)

Rocking with DeeDee- this was the start of the dreaded hand, foot, and mouth disease! YUCK!

Looking at Thomas the Train with Aunt Sabi!

AH "working"- She looks so cute in a ponytail!

Uncle Wes and Aunt Sabi making Murphy comfortable when he was sick

Sticker Fun!

Murph and Daddy checking on the progress to our new house while we were gone! Before we left there was only framing up on the bottom level!

Checking out Mommy's big bathtub!

Gotta love the big dumpster out front!

Reading with his buddy, Mikey! He missed him while we were away!:)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July! We went to Fletcher and Courtney's cookout in the morning and Murphy had a great time with his buddy Cooper! (Sorry, forgot to take the camera!) We went to Cherokee for the "Street Fair" in the afternoon. Murphy loved fishing for ducks, jumping in the bouncy house, going down the slide, and chowing down on sno-cones and cotton candy! However, he did not enjoy the carousel at all! I couldn't get him on it! The last time we were at the zoo, he rode the big carousel, but seemed very nervous. Oh, well, not everyone likes to go around in circles on big fake animals! (haha) It was a great day! Here is Murphy in the bouncy house! Checking it out- he loved it when the big boys got in and bounced him all over the place!

Walker tried to get a good shot on the slide, but it was so fast! I had to go with him because it was really high and there was a maze to get to the ladder. We only did it 2 or 3 times because that was all I could take, but Murphy would have gone all night!:)

Cooling off with Daddy and enjoying a sno-cone!

Still enjoying the sno-cone!

Pic with Mommy at dinner time!

We are off to Pawley's Island, SC on Thursday morning! Murphy is going to have so much fun with his cousin, Allie Harris, and baby Abby!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

June Fun!

June has been a fun, busy month for us! Here are some pics of what we have been up to this month! At the beginning of June, Walker and I left Murphy with NeNe, Gram, and RiRi and went to Rachel Tegano's wedding in Atlantic Beach, NC. We had so much fun hanging on the beach and spending time with DeeDee and Dibs and Abby and Graydon! Murphy also got to play with Auntie Rhonda, Hannah, Inga and Big! Here are Rachel and Frank Wooten dancing their first dance! On Thursday before the wedding we took an afternoon cruise over to Shackleford Island, which is inhabited by wild horses. It was beautiful, although the horses looked a little frail.

Sunset cruise back from Shackleford Island with my sis-in-law, Abby!

Walker enjoying his cocktail hour on the boat!

Dancing the night away with Tinsley at the NC Aquarium. They had an afterparty there where the rehearsal dinner was held. It was really cool!

Walker and me before the wedding ceremony

Daddy and Murphy had a great father's day!

Murphy giving Daddy a father's day "lick" before church! He tends to be a bit aggressive on the kiss to those he loves the most!haha

Being silly in the bathtub

Walker organized a very nice dinner for my birthday at the end of June. Here we are celebrating at Northshore Brasserie. L to R- Tee, Tinsley, me and Walker, Carrie, Elene, Ryan, Greg, Michael, Bart, Gavin, Lindsey, Lloyd, and Kara.

Family pic at Gramps' 100th birthday brunch!

Gramps turned 100 on July 1st. We had a nice brunch to celebrate this incredible milestone on June 27th. Here he is blowing out his candles! He was the first OBGYN in East Tennessee and was one of the founders of UT Hospital. He has delivered too many babies to count! Abby and Shannon took lots more pics at the party than I did, so I will try to snag some from them and add more later! Murphy loved playing with his cousins Allie Harris, Charlotte, and John Wallace! He also told Gramps "Happy Day!" and gave him a sweet kiss!:)

Murphy got to hang out with Miss Abby last Sunday night while NeNe took us out to celebrate Big Will's graduation and mine and Walker's birthdays at Copper Cellar. NeNe was delighted that Murphy was still up when we got home so she could get a good squeeze!

We also got to have some fun at our pool before NeNe and Big had to head back! Murphy loves the pool and has just this week begun kicking to and from us with his head under! He is going to be a great swimmer!

Murphy got to play with his buddy Connor Welch. They are in playgroup together on Mondays and play really well with each other!

Chillin' in my shades with "Big"!

I will try to do one more update before we head to Pawley's on Thursay!