Latest & Greatest News, March 2014

Monday Funnies

I don’t know about you, but the weather here in our neck of the woods over this past weekend was gorgeous!! Makes coming back into the office a little blah today….

So, with that, here’s a little fun from over the weekend to hopefully make you smile on this Monday!

We shopped around over the weekend for a new kitchen faucet. I was in love with the one we had installed almost 6 years ago when we bought the house, but time & local area construction (that’s our guess, anyhow) caused excessive calcium deposit buildup & it became just too yucky to deal with anymore… sad. I didn’t remember how expensive these little suckers are, either…yikes!! We ended up picking a different finish from the previous one we had (oil rubbed bronze) & opted for brushed nickel this go around. Stephen did a great job & I think the new one looks great!

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The BEST part was that while Stephen was hard at work, Liam wandered into the kitchen & snatched up part of the old faucet. Here is what transpired next. I think it’s one of his best performances to date….

…And, there you have it! Liam’s original version of Itsy Bitsy Spider while using the faucet head as a mic! Hilarious!!! My fave part is about a minute into the video.


Happy Monday, Peeps!!!

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Last weekend, we had a whole lotta fun with this little guy. UCF hosted one of the “Touch-A-Truck” events that have been happening across Central FL in recent months, so we took advantage of this fun, FREE event to let Liam explore some of the big trucks that we see in our adventures driving around town. He thoroughly enjoyed it. Although, I will say, that I wish UCF also did the “horn free” times like the down-town event does, but that’s ok. The horns blowing on all the trucks (from the kiddos honking them) kinda scared our little man for a majority of the time, but then, he ended up honking the horn in this forklift 🙂

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Checking out the back of the fire truck….

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Bulldozer….this was as close as he was willing to get at the moment. As I scrolled through these pictures, I couldn’t believe how grown up he was looking. Where is my baby going???

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One of the horses from Orange County Sheriff’s Office was there. Since he LOVES his Mimi’s horses, he was thrilled to see this horse. However, he did not understand why he couldn’t sit on it. Haha!!

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They did have a saddle to test out, though….that was fun!

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One of the K-9’s from the UCF PD was also on hand….another high point for us. Liam was all like, “hi doggy!”. The officer was very kind and let us say hello.

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We also thought it would be extra fun to take Liam someplace “magical” for dinner. So, Daddy decided for us all to go to the Gaylord Palms Hotel because they have the boat restaurant (Sunset Sams), and we could eat there. Liam has been pretty into Jake & the Neverland Pirates lately, so we told him this boat at the hotel was a pirate ship, like from Jake.

When we got there, we explored the hotel for a bit. It’s really a very cool place with so many interesting things to see. Outside, they had a few fireplaces going. Liam was VERY excited about these, as you can see….

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Here is the boat with the restaurant inside part of the hotel…we ate here after exploring the hotel…

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There was a gigantic fishing pole to play with. Liam called it a “crank” 🙂

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In the middle of the hotel, there was a beautiful two-story castle like structure to explore. With waterfalls…and even, small gators & turtles. Liam was amazed!!! So much fun to see through his eyes.

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In other news this week….

I NEVER win anything, BUT this week, I was super excited to win a $50 gift card from Liam’s daycare!!! I completed some online reviews for the daycare and was entered into a raffle.

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Liam’s school celebrated Fat Tuesday with style this week!! Clearly, he was enjoying himself. This snapshot was during their little Mardi Gras parade.

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Several of you have asked about potty training updates. If you follow me on Instagram (@casademurphy) or on my personal facebook page, then you have some update, as I have posted some pics there. I will post on it….believe me, I have LOTS to say. I am just not there yet. I will tell you that, overall, things are going well with Liam,and we are still diaper free. We have definitely had our challenges, though. Potty Training is hard work…no doubt about that.


Until next time, peeps! Hope you all have a fab weekend & Happy Friday!!!