Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bath Time & Visitors

Benton's first bath at home Getting warm in the froggy towel

Bath time in Mommy's tub!

Meeting Om for the first time!

And RiRi!

Pop Pop with his 4th great grandchild! (Lillard comes from Pop Pop, DeeDee's dad)

Meeting Uncle Mikey (Michael Faulk), Benton's godfather

Uncle Wes and Aunt Sabi made a surprise visit from Boston! They just made Thanksgiving that much sweeter!

Miss Abby stopped by after the UT game to meet her newest baby and to love on her Murph man!

Cousin time! Murph and AH had fun playing dress up! She had to settle for Dash since we don't have any princess costumes- and made a very cute super hero! They said they were saving the babies!

Baby Gray was loving Baby Benton, and her paci! What a sweetie!

The girl cousins!

Austie with Murph and Benton

BFF's and Beach buddies- Benton and Bennett Bruner! They will have so much fun spending time at the beach together growing up!

Murphy had to jump in on the action!

Murph playing with Charlee Hunter!

NeNe and her girl!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Benton Lillard Diddle

Benton arrived on November 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm! She was 5 lbs, 9 oz and 17 inches! She is our tiny baby! We all love her so much and don't remember life without her. She is a great baby so far and Murphy is an excellent big brother! He loves her so much, and we often have to remind him not to love too hard! Daddy and daughter- I think there is one just like this with Murphy!
Murphy meeting his sister for the first time! Julieanne and Macy brought him up to us and they said he said," Guys, I already love her!"

First family photo

DeeDee holding her 4th grandchild and 3rd granddaughter!

NeNe checking out her first granddaughter!

Dibs teaching her about Vols Basketball

Mommy and Benton enjoying their First Thanksgiving together!

Look how tiny! She's smaller than the diaper bag! (She is almost up to 6 lbs now!)

JuJu and May May!

"Aunt" Alli! (Benton's godmother) What a friend- Alli has been at the hospital for both of my babies' arrivals!

Going home!

Ready to go join my brother at home!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Native American Thanksgiving Feast!

Murphy's preschool class celebrated Thanksgiving last week by having a Native American feast. He had a great time with all his friends! Who knew the Native Americans ate fish sticks and tater tots back then?:)
His teachers, Mrs. Bonnie and Mrs. Brenda, always plan fun things for the kiddos. He really loves his teachers and his school!

Murphy and Lilly- one of his favorite girls!

Murphy listening to the Bible story

Singing some songs at rug time

Murphy loves sitting and playing with his trains on top of his train table lately!

Relaxing before dinner... He loves his W&L t-shirt daddy brought back from his 10 year college reunion. He calls it his "College Shirt!"

Friday, November 12, 2010


We are trying to soak up as much time with Murphy as an only child in the next few weeks. I hope he still loves his sister this much when she arrives! Murphy is posing with all of the sweet gifts I got at my surprise shower! He said, "Oh, is it her birthday? She isn't even out yet!"
Thanks again to Allison, Julieanne, and Macy for putting it all together!

I love my new car seat cover! A girl I went to High School with made it! Her name is Elizabeth Byerly if anyone is interested in one! She is very talented!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just for Fun...

Murphy loves to work on his computer with his "smart" glasses on! He is quite the little pretender these days! DeeDee popped the lenses out of an old pair of her readers for him- you can't tell here, but they even have lights on the sides!

Our new baby sister will be here before we know it! Murphy is anxiously awaiting her arrival and asks daily, "When is she getting out of there?" The other day he said, "Hey, its November! Why are you not out yet?" Of course, it won't be until the end of November and this three year old's strongest suit is definitely not patience, so we could have a long few weeks ahead of us!!:)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pumpkin Patch and Late October

We went to the fruit and berry patch a couple of Saturdays ago with our palygroup friends. We ran wild through the Corn Maze, went on a hayride, picked out pumpkins, and got to feed some animals. We had such a great time! It was very special that all of the Daddies could make it as well! Here are the pics!

We stopped for lunch at our new Five Guys on the way home!

Here is Murphy hard at work washing his pumpkins!

He helped Daddy design the Jack-O-Lantern face! He liked watching it glow before bedtime!

Murphy had "Farm Day" at school last Thursday. They fed the animals, did the wash, and all sorts of other farm chores all day. He thought it was great! Here is our little farmer before school!

We have had a great start to fall and have gotten to do so many fun things! We went to a Halloween party on Sunday, but I forgot my camera!:( Hopefully I can borrow some pics from friends! We have a birthday party every weekend until Thanksgiving, so we will be busy! I guess that will make time pass quickly until we get to meet the newest member of our family! We have been preparing for her arrival and Murphy is very interested in learning how to take care of a baby. Hopefully this will continue when she actually arrives!