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2011 Murphy Family Album

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1: When Canaan was a really little baby, BJ & I were taking a walk with him around the neighborhood & he saw the moon for the first time. His eyes got wide & his arm shot up with a dramatic point towards the sky. For a long time since then he will always try & find images of the moon in his books (since a lot of our books seem to revolve around bedtime it's easy to do). If we flip past the page to read on he's quick to stop us & head back to the glorious moon page. Then this June when he first started to open up verbally his first word (beyond "this", "Mama" and "Dada") was "moon". Walking out of church after the last day of VBS he quickly noticed the moon, pointed up & shouted "MOO!" (yep, I about cried). "Moo" has evolved into "moo-wah" as he works on finding the "n', but his meaning is clear. The boy loves the moon! A few weeks ago (after I'd begun this long stint in bed), BJ & Nana took Canaan out for a little walk. He marched around the house with a determination to find and point out the moon to them. BJ said he tried to stop him since it was the middle of the day, but sure enough Canaan found it quickly hiding behind our house. This stage of Canaan's life is so amazing - where something so simple could hold his attention & imagination so intensely. Life is magic at this age. And we love our sweet boy to the moo-wah & back. { Excerpt from a blog post, August 28, 2011 }

2: SNOW DAY | January 12, 2011

6: Our Music Lover

7: Daddy 1981

12: As Canaan gets teeth, teeth & more teeth Even as tough as it is I welcome the middle of the night moments as opportunities to be close to Canaan. His cries in the night remind me that it's all fleeting -- and this little window presents me with the precious gift of comforting him in the dark, pausing just a moment to drink him in before I lay him back down and return to my covers.

14: PICKPOCKET | Backwards piggy-back rides

15: Our silly baby boy & his naptime comrades

22: We will have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Baby #2 is due to arrive in November!


29: Cape San Blas, Florida April 30th - May 7th, 2011

34: Cincinnati Zoo

36: Words Canaan can identify: Ball, cat, dog, light. cup, Mommy, Daddy, grass, belly, head, MOON, legs, feet, shoes, star, plant, bear, monkey, bucket & bowl. Canaan also listens so well at this age, loves to sit in Mommy's lap for story time, play outside and is a sweet natured mellow little guy! | 18 MONTHS

38: CANAAN'S 1ST WORDS (in this order) This, moon, baby, Daddy (from Dada), Mommy (from Mama), puppy & cup! (all said 1st in June)

42: JULY 2011

44: Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 10 | Week 19 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 16 | Mommy: "Canaan, do you think you're going to have a baby brother or a baby sister?" Canaan: "Pup-py?" | Week 11 | Week 12

45: Week 20 | Week 21 - Good Sam Hospital | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 25 | Week 28 | Week 30 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Can you tell Ezra "dropped" between 35 and 36 weeks?! I actually got smaller!

46: Hospital Bedrest, July 2011

47: Canaan learns to jump while visiting mommy.

48: Scenes from Mommy's Bed July & August

49: "Canaan, what does a horse say?" "Mooo" "Silly, it says 'Ney'!" "MOOOOO!" GET IT RIGHT MOM!

50: Ultrasound - Week 9 April 26, 2011 | Ultrasound - Week 9 We saw you do a little wiggle!

51: Ultrasound - Week 18 (1/2) ...and gave us a thumbs up! | Ultrasound - Week 18 (1/2) You kicked, scratched your head... | Ultrasound - Week 18 (1/2) You weigh 10 ounces, right on track! | Ultrasound - Week 21

52: Week 20 | 21 Weeks

53: Week 24 | 26 Weeks


62: 11.22.11, 1:29pm, 7lb 2oz, 19 inches long

92: Watching Canaan grow and learn about his world Giving Canaan his first haircut Walks around our neighborhood in the wagon Finding out about our newest little bean & sharing the news! Snuggling close to Canaan after his bedtime bottle & seeing that adorable smile! Playing chase with Canaan until he squeals, flops on the floor & surrenders to the tickles! Our vacation to Cape San Blas, Florida (including walking to the ice cream shop, walks on the beach & Canaan catching a sand crab with his bare hands!) Hearing Ezra's heartbeat for the first time Feeling lots of strong kicks from Ezra (& Canaan feeling a kick - what was THAT?!) Canaan showing us where is head, teeth, belly & arms are (especially the belly) Canaan learning how to talk!! Moon (moo-wa), Baby (be-be), Mommy, Daddy & more! Finding out that we were having another sweet baby boy Canaan learning to JUMP in Mommy's hospital room (at 21 weeks) Canaan blowing Mommy kisses every night (a bedrest highlight). The blessings of so many wonderful people bringing us meals, praying, watching Canaan, cleaning, sending cards and giving encouragement. The birth of our beautiful son Ezra! Bringing Ezra home on Thanksgiving Day Canaan's second birthday & party Ezra's first Thanksgiving & Christmas! Visiting Granger to see GG Lake, Grandma Sue, Papa John, Julie, Ross, Kris, Eric and Aidan for Christmas Enjoying both boys during Mommy and Daddy's time off from work!

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