Murphy Memories

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Smiles for the Camera!

It is a rare thing when I can get both boys looking at me for a picture and to get a photo with at least one boy looking at the camera and smiling is a very big accomplishment. So on a day where I got them both looking at me and smiling, I was thrilled and maybe went a little overboard on the photos! But, I don't know if it will ever happen again so here is proof that it happened at least once and for about ten photos after.
Milo and Benjamin

Half a year old

Benji and Miles
Where does the time go? No one knows. But bring it on! As time comes and goes we fall in love with all of the changes it brings. The boys are becoming more and more interactive and it is a blast! At six months old, they are laughing all of the time, smiling non-stop and moving twice as much. Here are some of the major changes since last month:

-Both boys are officially sleeping through the night. (insert clapping and congratulations here)
-They are getting more mobile. Instead of just rolling over, they roll over, shimmy to a new spot, roll over, shimmy, twist and roll over again. They can get to where they want to go and they get there pretty darn fast without crawling!
-They love splashing. I think I come away more wet from bath-time than they do.
-They have tried apples, squash, sweet potatoes, pears, peaches, carrots, green beans, peas, and bananas and they now love everything. Both boys love to eat.
-Miles would rather sleep on his belly than his back.
-Benji loves fabric by his face.
-Their favorite book is Baby Says "Moo".
-Benji has two teeth and got them both in two days.
-Miles has one but is working on another.
-They love playing with each other. I can lay them both down on a blanket and within minutes they are talking and laughing with each other.
-Benji makes it a goal to always steal his brother's toys.
-Miles is fascinated with his hands.
-They love listening to Taylor Swift.
-They love copying each other. If one does a little fake cough, the other will do one back.
-Speaking of fake coughs, they were fake coughing in all of these pictures, that is why Benji is laughing so hard and Miles looks very concentrated. They crack themselves up!

At their 6 month checkup, both boys were just an inch shorter than their year old cousins at 28 inches long and Benji weighed in at 17 with his brother finally passing him up at 18 pounds.

Watching our boys grow up is so much fun! Each day brings new changes and challenges, but comes with more rewards and joy than we ever thought possible.

At the doctor's office! 

SO mad after shots. It was heartbreaking! 

October, you have treated us well

Benji and Miles love their Dad. 
This month it seems like we have taken more pictures than our usual 200, but as I was sifting through, I realized that it is because the boys are getting to be so much fun! We can't help but take pictures when they are both grinning from ear to ear, it is just too cute. This month has been a busy month for Josh's schooling with crazy classes, so the boys love when they finally get some time with their dad. We also love that it is finally cooling off outside! That means we can finally go on walks in 80 degree weather instead of in the 100's. October, you have been good to us.
Dad really wants to play with Benji, but he is
just too tired. 

Miles loves his fingers, all ten at the same time. 

Benji on the right, Miles on the left. Tricked ya!
Benji is on the left. :)

Benji loves trying to catch the bugs. 
and that snail is his best friend. 

Benjamin loves the camera. 

Oh, hey there Mr. Photogenic! 

Miles loves sitting by himself. 

Benji loves his blankets, he curled up all by himself. 

Don't they look so grown up?! M and B
Josh loves this photo of Benji and that
devious little grin. 
Loving the blankets. 

Benji fell asleep watching Ellen. 
Selfies with Mom. 

Benji is a pro. 
He is thinking, "Mom, you missed!"  

I am thinking, "Benji, you tried to feed yourself."
Miles is getting a little too big for the play-mat. 

Benji, loving his new teeth! 

Miles, that sure is a cute bum you've got there!

They started out on the blanket...
Coopa and Bwonson (Cooper and Bronson),
the other Murphy twins. 
Benjamin, snoozing in Sunday School. 

Out for some fresh air with Mom!
Benji and Miles 
Benji loving his new carseat! 
Miles and Benji at the ward fall festival. Can
you tell who was more excited? 

Miles loves all of the kicking room. 

Benji and Milo Love hanging with Dad. 
He loves his daddy!
Miles finds his dad's shoulder exceptionally comfy.
Just because we don't get many pictures of
 just the two of us anymore. 

Some fun new sodas from World Market! I loved mine,
Josh described his as "sallty sweet soday with a hint of
bacon and then the aftertaste was like liquified wood chip ashes
from a smoker". Safe to say he didn't particularly care for the
Candied Bacon flavor. :)