By: Jennifer Murray

Motion = Commotion

All of the sudden things got a little more “hands on” or I guess you could say “Hands off ______!” (insert name of choice) around here. Here’s some pictures that illustrate my point….

Come on guys, I think there’s trouble down this way!
Yep, Henry is pulling up and so is Clark!
Don’t let those smiles fool you!

The exersauser is much more fun when you turn it upside down, and crawl inside. Right, Henry?

This called for a “Not-So-Extreme Home Makeover – Murray Edition”. While I was grocery shopping Brad re-vamped our guest room in a few short hours into a baby proof playroom for the munchkins. The next day we first purchased our first gate – nice! It’s been such a relief to have a safe place for them to play and it’s been fun to watch them interacting with each other. So many people warned us about “wait ’til their mobile” and while it has presented some new challenges – we are LOVING it! It’s a wonderful stage filled with fun- they are getting more independent each day.

Here’s a video showing our new room in ACTION!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed our beautiful chaos and commotion.

-The Murray Munchkins

11 Responses to “Motion = Commotion”

  1. Gen McNulty
    November 16, 2007 at 5:47 pm #

    Jen,

    They are so cute!! Enjoy every minute.. it only get’s better from here. Don’t let people scare you!!!!

    Oh and..once they start pulling up… walking is not far behind!!! Get ready …. here they come!! 🙂 Your gonna love it.. I know I do (most days)!

    XOXO
    Gen and kiddos
    http://www.mcnultyquads.blogspot.com

  2. Darla
    November 16, 2007 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi there – been a busy week – (ha) like you don’t know what that is like – hahaha! 🙂 This video is So Adorable – – how fun – it will be a fun Christmas – will you hang the tree from the ceiling or what??? ha! Have a great weekend – – Enjoy!

  3. Christine
    November 16, 2007 at 7:28 pm #

    We have those very same stand-alone gates and LOVE THEM!!

    I still keep a set, for times that we babysit, etc. A few years back, I bought an extra set to leave at my in-laws. They’ve used them when grandkids aren’t there to keep the dogs away from the Christmas Village! ha! ha!

  4. Leah
    November 16, 2007 at 9:02 pm #

    I love the picture of them crawling down the hall together! What a blessing. And it only gets better!

  5. Jessica
    November 16, 2007 at 9:50 pm #

    I love the new room!! It looks like they’re quire content in there 🙂 Could you take that guest room door off the hinges for the time being and store it in the basement or garage until it’s ready to be a bedroom again? It would give them a little more flexibility, and you a little more peace of mind! My kids would love to whack each other in the noggin with a door!! 🙂
    Keep up the GREAT work Momma… The boys look AMAZING!!

  6. jillybean
    November 16, 2007 at 11:59 pm #

    It is so fun to see them start moving around like little people. Lauren isn’t getting around quite as well as that, but she still seems to move faster than I expect. These are really cute pictures!

  7. ~Denise~
    November 17, 2007 at 11:07 am #

    How stinkin’ adorable are those smiles!

  8. Lady Why
    November 18, 2007 at 7:59 am #

    How cute is that?!!! They are just beautiful! Enjoy!!

    And, I second the comment from above… don’t let people scare you. This is a wonderful time!! It’s one of my favorite ages (of course, I say that for all the ages, but the toddler days are special!)

  9. Drea
    November 18, 2007 at 2:48 pm #

    haha very cute!
    I dont see how you do it… wow 🙂
    btw you look so good for having 4 kids!! it doesnt even look like you gave birth to 1!
    let alone 4.

    the hotdog costumes were darling 2. im always behind on commenting, but it doesnt mean I dont visit 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    November 19, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    Heheheheheheeh tooooo cute!!!! love them in the hallway!!! -sioby

  11. Melanie
    November 21, 2007 at 9:47 am #

    so cute!!!!! Love the picture of them crawling down the hallway!!! Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

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