Monday, January 17, 2011

Murphy says the darndest things...

Though I am miserably uncomfortable, the humor remains in the house by our resident 2 year old. This last week, here's how a few of our conversations went.

During bathtime, M has a set of CAT trucks he likes to run around the rim of the tub. Generally they are "going somewhere" - the store, Target, church, etc (words he knows). This night I asked:

"Where are your trucks going tonight?"

M: The "Rio".

Mom: Where?

M: The "Rio, to eat"

Mom: What will they be eating tonight?

M: Quesadillas....

As Matt and I laughed, he indicated that M is definitely mine as I love the Cafe Rio and now our kid talks about taking his trucks there.

A few nights ago, we were driving home from dinner. We were stopped at a red light at a busy intersection. On the side where M's car seat sits, was a homeless man on a bike that had a stocking cap on and a long beard. I had noticed him on the sidewalk, it's dark about 7:30p, Matt and I are talking about something and Murphy says casually...

Mom, is that Uncle Mike?

I said, what? He said " Is that Uncle Mike out there?"

I told him no. Matt and I continued to laugh and call Uncle Mike immediately. In Mike's defense (Matt's brother)- at Christmas time he always had on a stocking cap and he has a pretty agressive beard:) , so that is the association Murphy had with thinking is was Mike. The homeless part on a bike were just extras.

And my most favorite....

Yesterday, Murphy woke up from his nap- he was lying in his bed and I said to him- "Guess who's here" (it's Sunday afternoon and Nancy always comes for Sunday dinner, so Nancy is the obvious answer, she just walked in the door).

He didn't say anything yet and I repeated " Guess who's here to see you?"

And as cute as a button he says to me...Baby Molly?

Not yet, but very soon. My heart melted that he is just as anxious for her arrival as we are (or maybe just tired of us talking about her with no real results). Either way, she will be here very soon!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

"If you don't have a moving buddy, GET ONE!"
- Woody

Of all the movies that Murphy could love and want to watch everyday, I'm certainly glad it's one of the most cleaver Disney has ever produced! Thank you Toy Story for a fun Halloween 2010!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Check In

I'm welcoming myself back to my blog after a bit of a hiatus. I just didn't feel like it, but today I do.
Here is the top 5 recap:
1. First and foremost, we are expecting baby #2 Feb. 8. Molly Frances Dunn will join our family and Murphy is quite excited about the new baby. But she isn't here yet....
2. Murphy turned 2 years old in August and has really come into his own the last 2 months. Full sentences, making his own decisions, getting very good on the potty, demanding cookies for breakfast (which doesn't happen) and loves all things boys- cars and trucks and trains.
3. I finished a 5th convention with work which I can't believe I'm still doing. Almost 5000 people in SLC this year- somebody please help me say no.
4. We've had terrific visits with both families in Michgan this summer and fall and wished we lived closer to both- it makes it so hard to come home to just our little family and Aunt Nancy.
5. Feels like life is busier than ever but oh how that is all about to change after the holidays.

M running through the corn maze trying to catch dad

what's a day at the pumpkin patch without a corndog

he could have sat on this train the entire afternoon- he loves trains.

train ride in Michigan while visiting Lala and Pop

Birthday fun- we rode the Heber creeper and little Bentley B was celebrating with us from Colorado.

Choo choo!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


My sister's blog says it best (and i haven't been ready to personally post:)).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

cookie monster - continued

M is definitely a product of his mom, who also LOVES cookies!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


...on every level is what is most important.
we had a real special weekend in Waco visting with dad again. we were all home and it was real simple and will be remembered for Melanie's baptism, her birthday, mom's birthday, dad being able to come to the park and spend time just talking. it was simple and most sweet.

the whole fam

cookie monster- his favorite new word. eyeing the table at the baptism

the girls

allison and M

grandkids at the park with Grandma and Grandpa

please notice the circa 1980 skates and vintage honda kick and go. awesome. my parents have some real jems in the shed

Friday, April 23, 2010

a bright spot

there are few bright spots in our life right now as we continue to deal with the difficult outcome of my father's courageous battle with cancer but below are a few that make the days a bit better. They both start with M.