Archive for April, 2009

Field Day 2009

Banks had Field Day today at school. His school does stations and each class moves from station to station. One of the stations was a 50 yard dash where he won this:
1st Place!
Here are some of the other stations:
Big Foot Race

Sack Race


Water “Balloons”

Football & Frisbee Throw

And no Field Day would be complete without a good game of Tug-of-War!
Owen even get in on some of the action:

I think he had a wonderful day!


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BEARY Fun Saturday

Mary Reese {and I} had her first experience at the Build-a-Bear Workshop. Her friends Gray and Copeland had their 4th Birthday Party there on Saturday. First they picked out their bears and then decided on a name. Then they put a heart in their bear as well as one in Gray and Copeland’s.
Here are Gray and Mary Reese waiting to stuff their bears:

Here she is stuffing Penny:

After getting stuffed and sewn up, she gave her bear a bath:

and then she went shopping for an outfit, shoes and a set of Hello Kitty pjs. {She really wanted a purse and a chair for her bear…but I stopped her with the clothes.}

Here is the birthday gang with their bears:

After packing up their bears, she and Penny Smith {the bear’s namesake} strolled hand and hand to the food court where they yummed up a delicious cookie cake!

The party was precious! Thanks to Gray and Copeland for including us…we had a ball!

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Last night Mary Reese had pictures for her dance recital {which is a month away}! Thank goodness our fabulous friend Kristi {who happened to take dance her entire life}. She was sweet enough to come by on her way back to Mississippi to do Mary Reese’s hair and make up for her photo session {because MR’s momma is clueless when it comes to hair and make up for a 4 year old. She would never make it in the Toddler&Tiara world}.
Here they are mid-make over:

Here is Gray and Mary Reese waiting their turn:
I think they are going to be so stinking cute as Rosebuds!

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We had a very un-traditional Easter at the Murphree house. Jody originally wasn’t going to be home from the Masters until late Easter afternoon…so I had scrapped the idea of getting 3 children and myself dressed and ready for church. He ended up getting home about 1:30 am but we still didn’t attempt church. The Easter Bunny did make a stop at our house:

Mary Reese got 2 new bathing suits, Princess dominos, a sketch pad and scissors that cut out different edges {she is really gotten into “arts and crafts”}, barrettes, band-aids and some candy. Banks got a new basketball, 2 new bathing suits, Micky Mouse dominos, a sketch pad, band-aids and candy. Owen got formula, bigger bottles, passies, diapers and some bath stuff.

The other 2 tore through their baskets at 6:30 am {and I was still half asleep} so my pictures of them weren’t the best. Owen leisurely went through his basket and was thoughtful enough to stop and pose for a picture before digging into his basket.

Aunt Stacey and David decided at the last minute to head up for an Easter meal. After a late lunch, Debbie hid some eggs for all of us to find!

{Even the adults got in on the action once they realized there was money in some of the eggs!}

After the hunt, we all dove into this:
My nana use to make these cakes for us on Easter! Everyone crashed {from their sugar highs} early!

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Easter Egg Hunt

We went to a very chilly egg hunt this morning. Banks and Mary Reese were in 2 different age groups on opposite sides of the building. Thank goodness for friends who will watch one of your children!
Mary Reese hunting:

Taking a break to love on her baby brother:

Who wasn’t impressed!

After Mary Reese was finished, we headed to the front to check out Banks:
Who ended up doing a great job! He found 135 eggs and won the prize for the most eggs in his age group. {There were only 2 people in his age group and the other little boy found the golden egg!}

Here are all the prize winners:

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This morning Jody headed to the Masters. The kids and I were all off for Good Friday so we tackled Easter Egg dying. They had a fabulous time and took it very serious:

Even Owen got in on the action:
Here are all of the kids with their finished product:

This afternoon a storm came through. Jody was calling to make sure we were hunkered down in the basement. I headed down with all the kids and the dog {plus a load of laundry} when the hail was golf ball sized.
Here we are camped out:

Glad we did because this was the scene 2 streets down:

Most of the neighborhood came out to witness the excitement!

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We spent the majority of the weekend here:

{Banks is the one in mid air}

The Georgia Tech Yellowjackets T-Ball season started Friday night with our first game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Banks up to bat for first time this year:

Results = HOME RUN! {He was thrilled…it was his first one}
The Opening Day Parade, Ceremony and Exhibition Games were originally scheduled for last Saturday. Everything was cancelled because the brilliant weathermen/women predicted 90% chance of rain {it never rained a drop}. So we had our opening day this Saturday after our first ballgame.

Here come the Yellowjackets:

Mary Reese and her BFF Gray were TRILLED to be together and even more thrilled to be catching CANDY!

Baby Owen {doing what he does best} got to watch the parade in the company of a baby doll and a Barbie computer:

After the parade and opening ceremonies we headed off to do this:
The 2nd Annual Patrick Murphree Memorial Blood Drive was Saturday. Jody gave blood for the 2nd time in his life…I was unable to give because I had not been released by my doctor yet.

Then we were back to the ball fields for our exhibition game against the LSU Tigers:

{Banks getting ready to run home}

Mary Reese loves going to the ball field {only because she can get a slush and a snack}:
We ended up 2-0 for the weekend!

After we left the ball field, Jody and I got cleaned up for a night out with adults! We helped give a party for some friends who are getting married. I was responsible for these delicious and delightful goodies:
Creme de Menthe Brownies
Baby Owen knew it was an exhausting day and decided to give us the gift of sleeping through the night {8:30 pm – 5:30 am}. We are hoping for a repeat performance tonight since I am going back to work tomorrow…say a little prayer!

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