Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thank You Beelers!

Clayton got to play with his friend Kate yesterday. They had a ton of fun and even went to the park! Big thanks to Megs for going out in public with me too. It was nice to go out for lunch! Megan, Matt, Kate and Pancho got Clayton a water table for his birthday. After his nap and after dinner we couldn't keep him inside. He went through a couple of pairs of clothes, but that is ok. He loves it! Thanks Beelers!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

No Pics

Sorry no pics tonight. Just some funny stuff.

So Clayton has mastered the locks. He locked himself in his bedroom this morning and then again later. Justin caught him trying to lock himself in our bedroom too. Good thing we can break in! :)

Also, I realized today that as much as you try to influence your children nature is nature. My son is a male and somethings I have to live with. Such as, one of his screw drivers was laying on the floor by the front door tonight and I asked him to put it away. When I said away I meant in his toolbox where it belongs. After he went to bed I found it in the crock we have by the front door which was inches away from were it was on the floor. So typical you have to spell everything out. :) Love you honey!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

More Pictures!

We had a great weekend, I am not writing as much these days. I know people are more interested in pics of the kids!!! We are all doing great and loving our new addition! Hope everyone has a good Monday!

Hi everyone!

Hanging out with my friends

Um, I think he remembered how much he loved the bouncy seat when he was little.

Hi mommy!

Snoozing with Daddy

Big Brother watches Maddie

Serious grilling man!

Maddie at the doctor's office

Saturday, April 24, 2010

NEWS FLASH: There has been an official name change!

This just in, the woman pictured on the left side of this picture, formally Nana is now officially Mimi! We had a slight identity crisis and Clayton has made the executive decision that she will from now on be known as Mimi!
Papa also pictured, will remain papa!! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fun with Super Aunt Barb!!!

Clayton and Madeline are very lucky to have some fantastic Super Aunts and Uncles! Super Aunt Barb came to see us on Sunday and was able to stay for a couple of days! We had sooooo much fun. Clayton is even saying her name now. Super Aunt Barb cooked us a fabulous meal, made pancakes for Justin and Clayton, took Clayton to the library, cleaned my kitchen floors, yacked away with Mommy and snuggled a ton with Maddie! We even made our first trip to Target with her. :) I can't wait to show off some of the super cute clothes she got Maddie!

We love you tons Super Aunt Barb and can't wait to see you and Super Uncle Dale in a couple of months!

Super Aunt Barb, Clayton and Maddie

Maddie with her teddy bear that Super Aunt Barb got her

Reading time!

Clayton's new favorite book, No Monkeys Jumping on the Bed!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Every Day Gets Better and Better!

Being home with Clayton and Madeline is WONDERFUL! I am on week 3 and have 12 more weeks after this!!!!!!!! We are having tons of fun. Being a Mommy is so great. Here are some pics from the last couple of weeks. I will update more later.

Shopping really takes it of you!!!

The stroller limousine. Clayton loves his big boy seat and snack cup.

Mommy's little Dirt Devil helper

Yummy Yummy ice cream bars!

Maddie's favorite place to sleep

Yes, he is in Justin's wallet with the computer and the phone. Oh boy!

Don't think that is what the stool is for????

Daddy and his 3 cute kids

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Clayton Turns 2!!!!!!!

Clayton turned the big 2 on Sunday, April 11. We were able to pull off an awesome party for him thanks to all of our family. I know he had a lot of fun seeing everyone and he got so many cool presents! He is one lucky boy!!!! We love our big boy so much! It is hard to believe he is already 2. He has already become a great big brother and helps mommy with all kinds of stuff around the house!

Clayton and his cool dude glasses and Coo Coo as he calls it. (Thanks Ruehmers and Coopers!)

Clayton grilling! He loves that he can do things daddy does!

Clayton with Uncle David and Aunt Anna

Clayton with Papa and Nana/Mimi (more on that later)

Clayton with Great-Grandma Hubbartt

Clayton with Grandma and Grandpa

Clayton and Aunt Heather

Clayton with Aunt Shannon and Uncle Dave

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Madeline Elizabeth Murphy

"Goodnight little girls, Thank the lord you are well, and now go to sleep said Miss Clevel. And she turned off the lights, and shut the door. That's all there is, there isn't anymore."

My grandmother said this to my sister and I every night when we were little. This is the ending to the book Madeline, and how Justin and I came up with our little girl's name. (Pronounced "line" not "lynn") We were sooooo excited to welcome our little girl on Tuesday, April 6 at 9:42 am. She was 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 1/2 inches long.

After my appointment on Monday we had talked to the doctor and decided it was best to get the baby here and not wait till the next week. Justin and I got to the hospital at 7:30am and Maddie was here just a couple of hours later. Everything went great and she came out making lots of noise! The best thing I could ever hear!! We were able to leave the hospital early and came home on Friday. It is wonderful being home with Clayton, Maddie and Justin.

Clayton is a great big brother and is always saying "hi baby". Big brother will be celebrating his 2nd birthday tomorrow! Oh how time flies!

Our little family on Tuesday morning before I went in

Madeline right after she was born

The 3 of us in the OR

Maddie right after her bath

Ready to go home!

Mommy and Madeline right before we left

Daddy and Madeline, ready to go home

The 4 of us!!!!!!!!!!!

1st bath at home

Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Kids on a Sunday Night

Not many words needed. I love my kids and even better they love each other. These two are best friends.

It's Hard Work Being Almost 2!

Clayton has done a great job sleeping in his big boy bed. We usually go in and check on him after a little bit when he goes down for a nap. The below picture is what we found today. :) I think he was tired. :) He has his Illini blanket with him and his puppy dogs. He has not ever really had an attachment to any toys, animals, blankets, etc. Now he loves to carry around his blanket and puppies when he is getting ready to sleep. I told Justin it figures he would like a fleece blanket when it is 80 degrees out. Big thanks to Megan Busacker though for the Illini blanket.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Eggs!!!

Tonight was the first step in the Easter Egg Decorating process. :) Clayton had fun, but I think he is going to enjoy putting stickers, etc. on them more. We will do that tomorrow! More pics to come.