Thursday, July 28, 2011

Murphy Playing With His Trucks

I love it when I find photos on my camera that I didn't take. It is like opening a present. Carson has the photo bug like me and she has been taking most of the pics around here lately. These are a few I found of Murphy playing on the floor with his beloved trucks.

Sweet Relief

I know I am starting to sound like a broken record but it is sooooo
The only way to tolerate the afternoon hours is to find some water.
Unfortunately, our community pool feels more like a hot tub so we have had to find some cooler alternatives. The splash pad at our YMCA is close and the water is cold so we spent a few hours there this week. Here's hoping for cooler weather!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Metal Mouth


Today was the day that Carson FINALLY got her braces. The orthodontist has been working on her for about a year now and telling us she would be ready for braces "soon". She wasn't thrilled to get them but she looks cute even if her mouth is very sore.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Get Your Tan On!

Reese was "laying out" trying to work on her "tan".
The only problem is that she was wearing SPF 50 sunscreen and her skin pigmentation leans heavily toward her english/irish heritage preventing her from tanning- SORRY! The only thing she will get more of are those cute little freckles! Brett, Whit and Paisley joined her briefly but the only one who is going to be a bronze beauty is Paisley.

Water Works

We had some "water games" in the driveway today. It involved turning the hose on and wasting a lot of water. The highlight was filling up buckets and repeatedly dumping them over our heads.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Damien Strikes Again!

He looks proud of himself doesn't he!?

Someone left a bag of potato chips on the table and this is what happened when they left the room.

Murphy's Milkshake

Murphy got his hands on a milkshake and wouldn't let go. I didn't even know he could drink through a straw but he slurped that sucker down in a flash. I guess he knows whats good in life!

Murphy @ 15 months

like the bruise on his cheek?

Murphy @ 15 months


riding the bike backwards down the hill
swinging in the hammock
pointing @ airplanes in the sky
drinking everyone else's drinks
eating everyone else's food
giving high fives
making messes
smashing the computer keyboard
climbing on tables


getting things taken away from me
the pool
my diaper (takes it off if given the opportunity)
coming inside

daw-dee (doggy)
nah (no)

Friday, July 15, 2011

This is How I Feel This Morning

We went to see the midnight premiere of "Harry Potter" last night/this morning. The movie was very good despite a lame ending. I am not one to stay up late so it was a big sacrifice for me to give up my sleep but the kids begged me to take them so I caved and got tickets. Poor Carson had to get up early for camp but she said it was worth losing sleep to see the movie. I, on the other hand, don't think there is much worth giving up my precious slumber for but I hoping that my efforts get me a few votes for "Mother of the Year"!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


While the girls were away it was to HOT to play outside all day so I took the little boys to the children's museum- Griffin did NOT want to join us (I don't know why?). I was a little bored (been there too many times) but they seemed to enjoy it and it was better than melting in the backyard. Their favs were the grocery store (Murphy was very good at un-stocking the shelves) and the fire truck.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lake Loving Girls

Kevin and the girls spent the weekend at Lake Lure- lucky them! They got in lots of lake time and boating which they all LOVE. They are always inquiring about going out on the lake here but it is a bit hard when you don't own a boat. Their simple answer is "just buy one"! I guess they haven't seen the price tag on those suckers. Lucky for them there was boat rental at Lake Lure so they were in heaven. They also went to see a play at Flat Rock Theater in Hendersonville- some Agatha Christie production- and went on a horse trail ride before they came home. What a weekend! Glad I was in Columbia melting because I wouldn't want to have that much fun- ha ha!

Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

AHHH! RAIN! It is a very welcome break from the unending heat that we are enduring. Whit decided to make the most of it and take an outdoor "shower". Brett and I joined him but you will be happy to hear that we left our clothes on.