Monday, September 24, 2012


Eww, yuck, ick.  Poor Quinner has thrush.  Dr. Patterson suggested using gentian violet to get rid of it instead of the 10 day treatment.  Needless to say, the "violet" part is not a joke.  Here's to hoping this works for our baby love -he's pretty miserable (although you'd never know it by this picture!).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A visit from some of our favorite Hoosiers

Grandma, Pa, Aunt Katy, Uncle Clint, and baby Graham came to visit us over Labor Day!  We had a fun time...and although the weather wasn't great - we did get a chance to get in the pool the last day they were here.  We grilled out, hung out, and enjoyed watching the cousins interact.  Thanks for the visit guys!

Jessi, Ty, M&M - we missed you!

good morning!

love this pic!

pa teasing nash

a snooze with pa

grandma and nash being silly!

Grahambo, all cozy after his swim

our little daredevil

Pa and the Murphy boys
pa and his grandsons

Bye Grandma and Pa - we'll miss you until next time!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

5 years!

Happy anniversary to my favorite...I love you!

Friday, August 31, 2012

We Are...

Penn State Proud!  Excited to start football season!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thank you Nannie!

Nannie flew to Tennessee last weekend to stay with the boys while we drove to Pennsylvania for our sweet friend Jackie's wedding.  The boys had a fabulous time and were in great hands, although I'm not sure Nannie got much sleep!  We love you Nannie!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Your evening entertainment...brought to you by Nashman

Nash has been so funny lately...I wanted to share some of the things he has said and done that have us rolling in laughter!

-After a recent haircut, he came home and proclaimed how handsome he was (I was telling him this throughout the haircut so he would remain in the chair.)  All was well, until Quinn grabbed his hair and Nash proclaimed "Baby Tin* is messing my haircut!".  We had a good laugh, and then the vanity continued into the next morning - "Comb my hair mommy!  My haircuts are sticking up!". 

*Nash is still having problems with the "Q" sound, so anytime he tries to say his brother's name, it comes out as "baby Tin".  So, one day on the way home from school...we were practicing the "Q" sound.  I was encouraging him to keep trying, and to keep going slow...he finally raises his voice with me and says "MOM!  I'm working on it!".  Too funny, kid...I'll let you practice your q's in peace.

-Nash's favorite movie right now is "A Bug's Life", although you may have a hard time figuring out what he means because he calls it "Bug Ants".  Cute!

-Other quirky names he has for things...
ketchup = red dip
ranch dressing = white dip
parking lot = the park
baby Graham and aunt Katy = baby Dam and aunt Taty

And because I have a hard time with posts that don't include's a peak at Nash's love of watermelon currently.  Love watching him eat it - the  concentration is intense!  Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Down by the lake

We went down to our favorite walking spot a few days ago with camera and tripod in hand...took a few shots as the sun was setting.  We went to take Q's "6 month" pics, but ended up with more of the whole family and just the boys than just of Q....he wasn't quite in the mood!

Here are a few of my favs, and some funny outtakes.  Enjoy!



Sunday, August 5, 2012

A tooth!

Q has a tooth, a real live tooth...thank goodness!  Maybe, just maybe, we could get some sleep around here now?  :)  I'll do my best to snag a picture of the little pearl soon! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July - review in pictures!

I have some cute pics from July that NEED to be shared, of course, because my children are the cutest kids in the world.  Why else do mom's keep blogs????  Because they have the cutest kiddos in the world, duh!  ;)

Some July pics of my loves...

first taste of cereal..not a fan. 

momma is a fan of this smile!

nashman finds the most comfortable (?) positions...crazy kid.



time with grandma on the back deck

sweet baby love

first day back to work

thanks for coming to stay with us grandma!

nashman reading to his little brother.  LOVE this.

Nashman's prize for potty training...too bad it is about 2" too big!  eeee...

Q's first time in the jumper....Nashman and Roscoe are more interested in it than he is!  :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Quinner goes to school, Mommy goes to work

So, the truth is not any easier to leave kiddo #2 at daycare.  I thought possibly it would be.  I was kidding wasn't.  At all.  I love Miss Pat and Miss Jen, so "knowing" them made it not as worrisome.  BUT.  My heart ached the entire day to hold my baby next to me, to watch him sleep, to feed him myself instead of hooking up to the damned breast pump (thank goodness for breast pumps...such a love/hate relationship), to smell his skin.  HOW, HOW did five months go by so fast?  I missed him today, I'll miss him tomorrow, and every day from this point forward that I have to leave him and his brother.  I just miss them when I'm not there.  For 20 minutes or for an 8 hour working day - I miss them.