Monday, October 31, 2011

My Ghouls and Boo...ys (thanks for the title mimi)

Reese the Paper Doll

Super Whit

Brett as Luigi

Hadley as Gypsy Girl

Carson as Nerd

Murphy as very unhappy Baby Pumpkin

Halloween 2011

Let the WILD Rumpus Begin!!!


Whit and Murphy getting an early sugar fix!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween's Past/A Walk Down Memory Lane

Here are all the pictures of my kids from all the Halloween's we have celebrated. 

Griffin 1996  Reston

Griffin 1997  Winston
Griffin and Carson  1998   Winston
Griffin & Carson 1999  Atlanta
Griffin, Carson & Reese 2000    Winston
Griffin, Carson & Reese 2001   Winston

2002    Hickory

Griffin, Carson, Reese & Hadley  2003  Asheville

Griffin, Hadley, Reese & Carson 2004  Asheville

Reese, Hadley, Carson, Griffin & Brett 2005  Asheville

Brett, Griffin, Hadley, Reese & Carson  2006  Columbia

Griffin, Reese, Brett, Carson & Hadley 2007  Columbia

Reese, Hadley, Brett, Carson, Griffin & Whit 2008  Columbia

Whit, Brett, Hadley, Griffin, Reese & Carson  2009  Columbia

Hadley, Carson, Brett, Reese & Whit  2010  Columbia

So, What to do with all these picture?

Hang them up by a ribbon and ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Murphy just LOVES trucks. Big trucks, small trucks and every truck in between.  We have several truck books and he found one on the shelf that he wants to look at all the time. In an attempt to get him talking (something I will probably regret one day) we look at the book often and point and say the names of the different trucks to see if he will repeat any of them. He just smiles and laughs! He can, however, point to certain trucks if asked. Progress.

Future Barber(S)

Whit's handy work circa Oct 2011 (3 1/2 years old)

Hadley's handy work circa Jan. 2006 (3 1/2 years old)

I have 2 wannabe barbers/hairstylists. Hadley and most recently Whit took scissors to hair and ended up with some REALLY bad hair. Whit's is certainly not as bad as Hadley's MULLET but it is less than flattering.  when asked why he did it he said it was because "I just wanted to look good".


Luckily, it is just hair and it will grow back eventually.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tall Drink of Water

Apparently Murphy is trending toward the tall and skinny side of the family (not my side BTW).
He had his 18 month check-up and is in the 95% for height and 10% for weight.
He is also being referred for some speech intervention (I already counted on that given his constant incoherent babble and lack of vocabulary). Another first for me in the parenting department- leave it to the 7th kid to have issues! But isn't he CUTE!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Whenever Murphy gets on the trampoline this is how his hair looks. Whit announced that Murphy looks like a "ROCKSTAR" when his hair is sticking straight up. I think he looks like a peacock.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Murphy @ 18 mos.

ABC's of Murphy @ 18 months old:

A: adamant about what he wants
D: Dog food- loves to eat it!
E: Escaping across the street to Gram and Grandpa's
F: Fights with me to get dressed/change his diaper/brush his teeth etc.
G: Garbage Truck- frightening yet fascinating
H: Hits mom when I remove him from something he doesn't want to be taken from
I: Into all things that are NOT toys (computer, plugs, pots, pantry, shoes, sharpies etc.)
J: Jumping on the trampoline
K: Kicks the soccer ball like a PRO
L: Lactose Intolerant
M: Mowing
N: Naps most days for 2 hours - Hallelujah
O: Outside is where it's at
P: Points at everything
Q: quick to recognize an open door and run out of it
R: Runs like Forest Gump- FAST
S: Snorts like a pig
T: Trash digger
U: Unintelligible baby babble all the time
V: Vehicles of every kind
W: Waves at everything
X: eXtremely good fast ball for a 1 year old
Y: Yells loudly
Z: zany for water- runs and attempts to de-cloth whenever he hears running water

Monday, October 17, 2011

Star Soccer Player of the Week

Yes, we had another weekend filled with soccer. Since Carson hasn't been featured in any soccer posts I decided it was her week to be the STAR. She is having a good season and the "Power Pigtails" always give her a little extra POWER out there on the field, plus they help me find her in the mass of ponytails.