Friday, July 29, 2011

the murphy boys

Here was the conversation....

Amy:  "hey Matt, can you hang out with Nash while I get lunch ready?"
Matt:  "sure"
(me...making lunch.  matt...hanging out with Nash.)
Amy:  "ok baby, lunch is ready....want to bring Nash in here?"
Matt:  .....(silence)....

I walk into the living room to find this...

so sweet, my boys are. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

18 months - update

Our little Nashman is 18 months old!  At 22 pounds 1 ounce, and 31 inches tall....he is keeping pace around the 10th percentile for weight and 15th for height.  Dr. Mishu tells us repeatedly that he's not going to be the star center.  Point guard maybe?  :)

Here are a few things our love bug is up to these days:
  • LOVES the pool and the water.  Hates being contained, so any type of life jacket or floatie is pretty much out of the question.  He wants to hang out with us in the water, so that means he is in our arms most of the time.  He will jump off the side of the pool, and let you dunk his head under the water.  He will most definitely be ready for swim lessons next summer!
  • Learning to maneuver the stairs....the rule in our house is to sit on his bottom and scoot down.  He does well most of the time, but gets antsy and wants to walk.  He IS a coordinated little guy, but still makes me nervous....gates are still fully functional in our house.
  • Our kiddo is coordinated!  He will kick and throw any kind of ball you give him - by far his favorite game.  He is also really into coloring right now (his favorite colors are brown and black?) and stacking blocks.
  • Nash can name most "normal" toddler animals and the sounds they make...of course half of the words only Matt and I can understand - but we're ok with that!  We know he is communicating and we are so proud of him!  
  • Eating is quickly becoming more of a struggle....he seems to eat fine at school with his friends, but is getting more picky at home.  We'll see how it all plays out, but it looks like we may have a mac-n-cheese and PB&J kind of kiddo.
  • In terms of schedule, Nash usually wakes between 6:30 and 7:00 and takes about a 2 hour nap after lunch, with bedtime between 7:30 and 8:00.  Sleeping is going pretty well at this point, not perfect of course - but we've settled into a pretty good routine!
 Happy 18 months, sweet boy! 

big boy on the slide!

18 month photo with the lion (that lion used to make Nashman look tiny!)

tickles with mommy

Nash's "serious" face
playing in the park after church

kisses for daddy
and kisses for momma

Monday, July 25, 2011

Crazy July!

July was a crazy  month for the Murphy's.....we had visitors in our home 21 days out of the month, and loved every second of it!  We were exhausted by the end, and ready to get back to our normal routine - but our visitors were the best kind - family!  I'll let the pictures do the talking (camera battery was dead during most of Katy and Clint's weekend...booo!)!

First up...Jessi, Tyler, Macy, and Mya...

and the crazy mess that was our house with 3 toddlers running around
sweet mymy

the kiddos begging roscoe to come back upstairs (he needed a break!)

playtime in the baby pool

tubby time!

one of many attempts at getting the three of them still for the camera. 
who knew...their backside is the still side.  :)

Next up.....Nannie and Opa visit:

hanging out in the basement

playing around with Nannie
being silly with Opa

pooltime with Nannie

pooltime with daddy and Opa

And to round it out....Katy and Clint (and the lonely picture I have of our fun weekend!):

don't go aunt katy and uncle clint - we had so much fun!