June 2013, Latest & Greatest News

Latest & Greatest News

This was quite the busy week for Casa de Murphy! I spent a few days performing my civic duty in the courthouse downtown doing jury duty. That was the 1st time I have ever had to actually go and let me tell you, it was pretty intense.

Liam had water day at school on Thursday. This is a new treat that his daycare started for the summertime and he is LOVING it. Here are a few pics they took of him catching some rays post – water fun.

Saturday, we were supposed to go to Cocoa Beach for the day but opted to save it for another day. Instead, we had a little extra-ordinary pool fun at home in between rain showers. The giraffe pool we’ve been using got a hole in it so we brought out a backup we had in the garage. It was a tad bit dirty so we were going to wash it out before playing in it but then, Daddy thought it would be more fun to just do a gigantic bubble pool for Liam to play in. Little man has always loved bubbles in his regular baths so this was extra special. Thus, Mommy broke out the Mr. Bubbles and this is what we got….pure bliss & super fun!! Liam played until nearly all the bubbles had dissipated.

I feel like I say this all the time these days, but Liam is growing incredibly fast. In fact, while we had kinda jumped the gun & bought him a power wheels jeep a few months ago, he was too scared to even try to drive it, then. But, we left it in the garage & would let him sit in it whenever he wanted. Well, Sunday he asked to DRIVE the jeep! This was huge news in Casa de Murphy….lol. Daddy cleared the driveway and off he went. We couldn’t believe our eyes. Stephen had to show him how to press the pedal and yes, he didn’t go too fast (yes, this made me happy…lol), but he did it. Most of all, he wasn’t scared a bit. He was laughing! It was really cute.

While shopping at Target, daddy picked out Liam’s 1st pair of underoos (batman). I didn’t even see them until we were walking out….very sneaky. I’d say they are pretty cute…even over a diaper.

Can’t forget about the furr kid…all the adventure this weekend left him pretty tuckered out. This is what we saw coming out into the living room after putting Liam to sleep Sunday night. Only one word to describe this: pathetic …well maybe cute, too.

As this month comes to a close, so does it mark our baby hitting 23 months. WOW….that means we’re only one short month away from two years old! Thinking back over the last few months, I can’t really pinpoint when it happened, but I feel like Liam is now starting to hold conversations with us. His vocabulary is astounding. He’ll repeat anything (that’s scary for my potty mouth but so far, I have not gotten in trouble..ha!). He really is becoming a little person, though, now. He doesn’t just say one word at a time, anymore, he can put several words together and make little baby sentences. He can follow simple instructions. For example, I was doing laundry tonight and I asked him to put his mattress pad on his bed (I was in the garage…his room is on the opposite side of the house). I was actually shocked that I found the pad on this bed when I was done with the dryer.

Like any other toddler on the verge of being 2, we also deal with our fair share of challenges from our mini Murphy man, as well. One small feat is that we’ve been trying to curb a spitting habit….spitting water/milk — basically, whatever’s in his sippy cup. I haven’t heard that he’s doing this at school but he’s been challenging us with this periodically at home. That’s been fun.

A funny story that happened at dinner on Sunday at Smokey Bones was that Liam was nearly shouting, daddy baby shower (one of his current fav things is having stephen give him a shower) and then, this was followed by an equally loud shout out of, wash your butt. Sorry to the peeps trying to eat in the booth behind us, but we couldn’t help but laugh 🙂

Some of his fav things right now:

1. books / reading — his fav bed time story is “Time for a Hug”

2. anything with Mickey Mouse & friends

3. playing outside & playing in/with water

For those of you who know the Teddy Bear Pics that I’ve been taking of him periodically to show him growing up, here’s another:

We’re excited for a short work week coming up & to celebrate our nation’s birthday!! Hoping the weather holds up so we can take Liam to see some fireworks, but more about that later. Until next time friends….

June 2013, Latest & Greatest News

Latest & Greatest News

Doesn’t feel like the weeks are flying by lately? I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of June. Last weekend, we had some fun with our little man. Both he & daddy went for haircuts. As usual, he was a trooper, although this time around, he wanted to sit on daddy’s lap….so we had to wait for daddy to get done with his haircut 1st.

After that, we went to one of our fav eating out places close to home — Beef O’ Brady’s. Liam is getting pretty good now with drinking out of the little kids cup with a straw. So damn cute!

Afterwards, on the spur of the moment, we decided to trek down to the Brevard Zoo for their Summer Saturday Nights. Highly recommend to any of our friends. I believe this is going on through the end of July.  After 5pm, admission is only $6 and free to kiddos under 2. We really enjoyed it and this was the 1st time Liam’s ever seen animals up close & personal like this.

checking out the pygmy monkeys
checking out the pygmy monkeys

His favorite was the giraffe…..we have several “geoffrey’s” (as we have called them since he was a tiny guy) at home 🙂 ….we got to the giraffe area right as they were letting one back into the viewing area and he got to feed it a cracker. SO EXCITING!!

Sunday, we enjoyed a nice family breakfast. Daddy cooked us all up some yummy french toast. Liam is definitely getting to be quite the big boy now, as he likes to eat by himself almost all the time. Even if you ask him if needs help, he will tell you no. He’s getting pretty good at using a spoon & fork too.

After we finished cleaning up the house and grocery shopping, there was a little time for some fun in the pool — giraffe pool, that is! Somebody couldn’t even wait until it was filled up to get in it ….so he was helping 😉

That was pretty much our weekend! Hope you had a good one, too! Until next time, friends……

June 2013

Kicking Things Off!

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting this blog for a while now. Going back & forth as to whether or not I could and/or wanted to do this….I’ve been pretty active with posting pics on Facebook but I have also tried to keep our privacy settings there pretty locked down. On the other hand, those settings seem to change on a regular basis & can be hard to keep up with. Some people also don’t want to read all about our kid so I never wanted to be that “over poster”. So, I decided to (finally) take the plunge & kick this site off. I know it’s more open out here but this is our own little cozy space. I can brag all about our beautiful little man & the crazy adventures we are having, lessons Stephen & I are learning as parents, or whatever….and if you’re interested in sharing that with us, great! …if not, no problem….no need to stop on by ….but we would love to have you, so we hope you stay awhile!

Here’s a quick look back on what’s been happening in casademurphy this month 🙂

6.2.13 ~ kicked the month off with Liam's 1st swim in the big pool!! He LOVED  it
6.2.13 ~ kicked the month off with Liam’s 1st swim in the big pool!! He LOVED it
6.9.13 ~ Liam moved out of his crib and into a toddler bed!
6.9.13 ~ Liam moved out of his crib and into a toddler bed!
Happy Birthday to me! :) ...dinner with my mom & her hubby at Cracker Barrell...Mr Liam was kinda over the pics at this point...haha!
Happy Birthday to me! 🙂 …dinner with my mom & her hubby at Cracker Barrell…Mr Liam was kinda over the pics at this point…haha!
6.16.13 ~ Happy Daddy's Day!!
6.16.13 ~ Happy Daddy’s Day!!
6.16.13 ~ 1st corn on the cob!! yummy!!
6.16.13 ~ 1st corn on the cob!! Dinner at Mimi’s house. It was SO yummy!!
having some fun with daddy's hat after breakfast...too cute for words
having some fun with daddy’s hat after breakfast…too cute for words