Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday Meredith!

Today we bundled up both kiddos and headed to the Ice Rink in Copley Square, to celebrate Merrie's 7th Birthday!!! I can't believe she is 7 years old. Skating is currently her favorite activity, hence the reason for a skate party!... I can't believe what a great skater she is... she can move! Merrie is such a sweet, adorable little girl! Did I mention that I love her? Because I do! We all do!!!! Happy Birthday Sweetie! You have an exciting year ahead of you!



















Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Patrick's 1st Smile

Tonight while Patrick & I were cuddling in bed. He smiled his 1st real smile ( that wasn't gas :) ) It just melted my heart. He is already the cutest little guy I have ever met...but he has the cutest liitle grin I have ever seen!





Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy 1 Month Birthday Patrick!!!

WOW! This 1st Month has just flown by! Patrick had his 1st monthly photo shoot with his frog! I just can't believe he is a month already! He is growing and growing... I think he is about to smile any day now. Just starting to coo. He lifts his head a full 90 degrees when on his tummy. He has great head control. He is such a little boy. We love him so very much. ( And to think I was worried I wouldn't be able to love two! There is no worries anymore... I guess it's true your heart just grows.) We are loving life as a family of four. We are truly blessed.












Friday, February 20, 2009

Patrick's 1st Bottle

Today Mike gave Patrick his 1st bottle. Very exciting. He took the bottle just fine. I think Mike was happy to have the opportunity to feed him.






Friday Fill In's 2/20/09

1. Give me sleep and I'll feel better.
2. Whenever Katy laughs, I can't help but laugh too.
3. I wish I felt better, Kidney stones are more painful then childbirth.
4. Cheesecake, last Staurday was the last thing I ate that was utterly delicious.
5. To live in this world makes me happy.
6. Other than this one, Nicole's is the last blog I commented on.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include scrapbooking, if I feel well enough and Sunday, I want to go to church and visit with friends, again all if I am feeling better and off pain meds!

Daily Happenings!

Just some fun pictures!


























Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tasty Tueday 1/17/2009

Steak Tips & Roasted Potatoes

1 ½ lb. Steak Tips
6-8 Medium Potatoes
1 small can of peas
1 small can of corn
Vegetable Oil

Peel, and cube potatoes. Place in roasting pan, coat with oil. Bake @ 350ยบ for 45 minutes, stir potatoes every 15 minutes.
Cut steak into 1 inch cubes. Add steak to potatoes cook for 10 minutes.
Add corn and peas, cook for 5-10 minutes more.
Serve with A1 sauce.


This is a Mike Original... I think it may have come from his mom. I am not a fan of canned veggies, but for this meal it work. I HATE peas, so we put peas down one end of the pan and corn down the opposite. Enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Anniversay!

Seven years ago today, I became Mrs. Michael F. Murphy. One of the best days of my life (besides the birth of our children) Seven years doesn't seem like that long some days, others it feels like a lifetime!
Mike and I have been through a lot in 7 years, more then most couples ever experience. 6.5 years of intense infertility. By intense I mean we were actively trying... medical interventions, not just leaving it up to god. Those were some very difficult years. Me & hormone therapy do not work well together... I was difficult to live with. 3 miscarriages, an ectopic pregnancy, numerous surgeries.
I often think that if I wasn't married to Mike... I probably wouldn't have had the chance to become a mom. I don't know many men who would have been so kind, caring and understanding, who would have supported me through this hell.
It just goes to show how badly he wanted children for us. Instead of our troubles tearing us a part as they do many couples.
They brought us closer. We have an amazing bond and marriage. He really is my best friend. I know as long as I have him by my side, we can handle anything thrown at us.
















Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day at our House!

Valentine's Day was spent loving on all my Valentine's ( and they did some loving on me! :) ) We started the day with heart shaped pancakes! We had gifts and Valentine's throughout the day! Once the kids were in bed... Mike and I had a romantic dinner! ( I even had a glass of wine!) The we cuddled and watched Mama Mia! with Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!
It was a perfect day! With my perfect family!

















Happy Valentine's Day

From our Little Valentines










Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Fill In's 2/13/09

1. It seems like all I do is nurse Patrick!
2. Call me when you're done, please?
3. If I thought you cared,I'd tell you, you are making a mistake!
4. Fun Times is what I think of most when I think of you.
5. To me, Valentine's Day means just another day to show Mike how much I love him!
6. Mike gives me strength.

My Cutie Pies!














Thursday, February 12, 2009

February 12 on 12

Time for 12 on 12 this month!


Patrick all ready to head out!

Katy in her carseat...forward facing for the 1st time!
1st stop in Amiee's day anytime we head out!

Then we headed to the Gingerbread Factory



Kathryn loved the display case!

Boston Creme for Mike, Gingerbread for me & Kate and one to take home!
Kathryn enjoying her muffin!
Mike getting ready to enjoy his!
Kate at the grocery store
Kate pulling herself up!
Rachel Ray's Big Blue Burgers for Dinner!
The Kiddo's just before bed!