Friday, December 31, 2010

It 's a BOY!

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Take 2:
Charles looks a little doped up, this is not from a lack of excitement but from pure exhaustion on night shift

Happy New Year! We are so proud to announce that our newest addition to the Scarborough family will be a baby boy! We are so excited for Charlie to have a baby brother and best friend. Although, I do have to admit that I was a little sad that it wasn't a girl. Hopefully in God's timing we will have a little girl one day, but until then bring on the boy stuff! Now I feel like I can dive in and embrace the fact that I will be living with 3 boys in May:) Charlie has been such a joy these past 16 months I can't imagine how much fun we will have with another boy in the family. Charles is so excited and keeps asking me how his "little man" is doing each day. For some reason, knowing that it is a boy made this pregnancy seem more real. I guess that could also be attributed to the fact that I am starting to show a more pronounced baby bump. We are working on names for our little fella, but I have a feeling this is going to be a lot harder than naming Charlie after Charles:)

Charlie is 16 months old and starting to become a real talker. That is, he makes a lot of noises but nothing is really understandable. It is super entertaining to listen to, and he starts the minute he wakes up each day, what a sweet blessing! He runs most everywhere he goes and is quite the busy bee. His gross motor skills are improving each day, I noticed that after he crawled up in a chair in the kitchen the other day all by himself, scary! He is becoming more of a picky eater these days and I think things are going to have to change before his baby brother arrives:) Charlie is enjoying playing with Jackson again now that he is somewhat healed (we get an x-ray next week to see how his femur is healing 6 weeks after he broke it). Charlie has been acting like it is Christmas morning every morning when he wakes up because he has so many toys to play with! He had a wonderful Christmas (well he had "Christmas", the present part, about 4 times) with family and we all enjoyed having Charles with us to celebrate (thanks Chris McKinney!). And now on to the new year. 2011 looks very exciting as I look back on all the blessings the Lord has given us this past year. We are so thankful for our family and friends and are excited to spend the next year with you all!
Our little guy showing off:)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

11 Months Old!

Well its been 11 months since Charlie was born and about that long since I wrote on Rikki's Blog. I am going to be a man of few words and let the videos do the writing.


The first clip is him learning to walk with Uncle Hugh and Aunt Morgan and yes that is a PBR tallboy on the counter.

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Charlie has loved to chew on the harmonica for the past month or so; finally today, after rikki consistently blew in his face when chewed on it, he figured it out! Now he loves it. I guess I need to learn more songs in B flat, since that is the only key harmonica we have. Enjoy.

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It has been an incredible 11 months(crazy at times during internship) and I cannot express how much joy God has given me through Charlie; I have learned more about God's love for me in the past 11 months 3 days than I have in the past 27 years of my short life. Hope you enjoyed the videos.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spring Happenings


This post is a tad bit late, considering all of the "happenings" are things I failed to post in the last 2 months of Charlie's life. And considering it is now MAY and I have an 8 MONTH OLD! He seemed to blossom with activity these last 2 weeks or so just as our Azalea blossoms began to wilt;) It actually seem like it all happened in one day.

Charlie has 3 new teeth! (2 upper and a 3rd tooth on the bottom...kinda funny lookin')

He began to crawl!

He can pull up on just about any furniture, which is scary!

And he started cruising from toys to furniture like a champ! (and climbing)


He is growing so fast but still loves to snuggle!


Charles just finished with his last vacation month of his intern year:( We have 2 months left until Charles becomes a second year! I can't believe we've almost made it. This year has definitely had it's struggles but I think it has become the new "normal". I am so thankful that we have had Charlie this year, in many ways having him in our family has made our marriage stronger, though we have to work harder for things that were once a little easier. The Lord has been so gracious to us in helping us remain patient with one another with less sleep than we were used to. It has been so great to walk through this time with so much community support. I would have gone crazy this year without our Bible studies and other mom's to help me feel like I am not insane:) Thanks so much to all of you!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monday morning wakeup!

If anyone wants a homemade cinnamon roll that will knock your socks off you should try this recipe my husband got from a medical student. Sorry if you are one of those people that want to make your own dough because this recipe is for those that don't have the time to make homemade dough. (If anyone wants to share an easy dough recipe with the rest of us, that would be great:) Also, you should know this makes a large pan-ful so get ready to share with the neighbors or someone, otherwise you might need to buy a larger pant size:)

THE CINNAMON ROLLS

3 1 lb loaves frozen bread dough
1/2 stick butter (melted)
1/2 C white sugar
3/4 C brown sugar
1-2 T cinnamon
1/2 C raisins (optional)
1/2 C walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
1/4 C flour (for rolling out dough)

Let dough thaw overnight in fridge or in covered bowl on counter until doubled in size and at room tempurature. Roll dough out into a 10" x 16" rectangle of even thickness.

Pour melted butter onto dough and spread evenly. Sprinkle both sugars and rub into dough so evenly distributed. Sprinkle with cinnamon, raisins, and nuts out to all edges.

Carefully roll dough into a 16" long log. Pinch the ending egdge together to seal the log. Slice into 1" slices (half log then continue to halving until all slices are even thickness- should be 9-12 rolls)

Spray 13x9 inch pan or lasagna pan with Pam. Place rolls into pan so edges are just touching each other. Allow to rise in refrigerator overnight or on counter for 1 hour, covered.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-35 minutes (our 12 rolls in a glass dish baked for about 30 mins) or until golden brown on top and sound hollow when tapped with a spoon. Remove from oven and top with icing. Enjoy!

CREAM CHEESE ICING

1 stick butter (softened)
1 8oz block cream cheese (softened)
1 Tbsp vanilla
4 C powdered sugar

Combine butter and cream cheese until there are no lumps and it is well blended. Add vanilla. Add sugar slowly until well incorporated. Add more sugar if too soft or milk if too thick. Spread on warm cinnamon rolls.

ENJOY! (we did)


In the misted of our bakery endeavor our little man is getting ready to crawl! He is in "crawling position" here but cannot move from it yet:) So he grunts until we help him reposition himself. What a sweetie! I think the sugar from the cinnamon rolls transferred into the breast milk and gave him lots of energy today!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

6th Month Day

Our little man has been with us now for 6 months! I can't believe what our lives would look like without him. Charlie is such a joy. His personality is exploding with each passing day. He is sitting up now all by himself, which is so fun to watch. He also loves to make fart noises with his mouth (that is the only way I know to describe it). He keeps drooling like crazy, but no new teeth yet. He likes squealing and talking throughout the day. He has the sweetest voice I have ever heard. Charlie still does not like rolling over so he does it rarely, usually assisted:) But it's not like the pediatrician in the house is worried, so why should I be? We purchased a new large rug for our living room in hopes that it will give Charlie some extra room to roll around and crawl when he feels ready. Charlie is learning to enjoy foods. He is eating fruits, veggies, and cereal. We will give his stats after his 6 month check up on Tuesday. We enjoy every moment the Lord gives us with this precious gift.

Playing in the toy basket
He loves to cross his legs...he does it constantly just like his daddy:)
He loves playing piano with his daddy!

6 month "birthday cake"
He loves fire...probably more than the carrots themselves.
He puts everything in his mouth, even the glass jar.
And the candle (we are going to have to watch him like a hawk esp. once he is mobile!)
Ready for bath time! Once he hears the water running he starts smiling:)
Scrub a dub dub! Happy 6 months Charlie!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Trip to Jackson

Our trip to Jackson Hole, WY was fabulous! We had a wonderful time skiing, eating, and spending quality time with family. Jackson Hole was beautiful! Charlie did very well traveling out west. This picture was taken at around 5:45 AM, our bright eyed boy was ready for the da' plane:) He was so cute all day, even with a layover in Salt Lake City.

Our room!!!

Charlie in his new snow bunting outfit, Charles kept referring to him as the Inuit Indian.

Our first day on the slopes! No falls, but it wasn't always pretty (at least for me).

Cross country skiing was one of my favorite parts of the trip. It was great exercise and very comical. At one point my crash caused Charles, Mary and Michael to fall as well. We were all laughing in the snow, especially me due to the crazy position I was in. We also saw 2 moose from a distance. And Charlie napped the whole 3 hrs were were gone, which was nice for our great babysitters (thanks RaRa and aunt Judy).

The whole gang at Aunt Biba's and Uncle Johnny's

Our family on the slopes...and no, Charlie did not ski even though Charles wanted to take him.

Our precious little man!

Great food! This is seared tuna Chuck cooked perfectly for us.

Gettin' hot in the hot tub

Yes, this is us in the snow in our swimsuits making snow angels!

Playing in the snow after sleding.

Downtown Jackson, on our way to go shopping.

While shopping Charlie met Sasquatch:)

The fam.
We were leaving for the airport while the rest of the family hit the slopes. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation (well, maybe more sleep). Thanks to all that made this trip so amazing!

Our last view of Jackson....BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

5th Month Day

5 months!
I have been seeing other mommies post about their children's month birthdays...so I think I will follow suit. I am a procrastinator so this post is a bit late...January 27th was the start of little man's 5th month of life. My my how time has flown by! It seems that Charlie has really started to notice the world around him. He is constantly looking all around trying to see what objects he can grab and put in this mouth. He has developed an interest in the remote for the TV, my cell phone, my glass of water, and any form of paper. I believe this might be the beginning of new phase in Charlie's life where he will soon hear the word "no" more and more frequently. I don't think hubs and I have been manipulated too much yet...but it is coming, I can feel it:) when can a baby learn what the word "no" means?
Among other more positive developments, little man is playing well independently in his exerciser. He loves turning around and standing up in it. He can grasp the objects well and I think it is helping him strengthen his trunk muscles. Because he is already learning to sit up. But we have to be careful where we sit him because he usually falls over and last night he hit is head on the floor kinda hard...oops!
The little one is still not rolling over which is becoming more of a frustration of mine more than a developmental worry for Dr dad. I have struggled with trying to get Charlie to sleep since he was born. I plague myself with questions like...should i put him to sleep awake or asleep?, on his back or on this tummy?, how long do i let him cry?, is he sleeping enough?, etc. So I am ready for him to be able to decide one thing...if he wants to sleep on his stomach or his back:) In the meantime, I am putting him on his stomach and i really think it is helping strengthen his little back and arm muscles.
Little man is now an experienced veggie eater. He has tried green beans, carrots, peas, squash, and sweet potatoes. I cannot tell if he likes any of them because he makes a terrible face when he eats the first bite but then he just keeps eating:) We are going to stick with veggies a little longer and then try some fruits. If he has a sweet tooth like his mommy he is not going to like the veggies after he tries the fruits.
I had mentioned in my last post that our tough guy had gotten his 1st 2 teeth in, well I finally got some pics of them. here they are!


These pictures were all taken the day Charlie had a fever and this nasty rash! Dr. dad took this picture and sent it to our pediatrician for a consult:)...moments later we learned that it was just a viral rash, nothing to be alarmed about. Thank goodness for technology!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January Picture Journal

Our little guy is almost 5 months old! I cannot believe it! Here are some of the happenings from this past month of FUN:)

Charlie started eating rice cereal. It took him about a week and a half to figure it out. And I am still getting used to the messiness of this new adventure. He has also learned that he can spit during feedings, which adds to the joy of the experience as well as making us both change our outfits mulitple times during the day.


Tummy Time....
Getting upset!

Giving up!
Little man is still not rolling over regularly. But we are not too worried. He likes rolling from side to side on his back and can push up well from his stomach. I think he lacks motivation or at least that is what I am telling myself:) We will keep working on it. On a positive note, he is sitting up with assistance pretty well. And loves his new toy from Christmas, below.

He is learning so many new things in this wonderful contraption. We love it because it provides him with some independent play. For a while we were stuck in limbo because he couldn't play on his own very well and did not like the bouncer anymore. So we were holding him or playing with him on the floor, which was getting old. So thanks RaRa and Papa! This new toy is wonderful and it is a real delight to watch him play in it (videos to come once we can figure out how to load them onto the computer).

Our egar reader has begun taking an intrest in books, especially our favorite Bible. I believe he actually wants to eat the pages rather than listen to his daddy read (with different accents:-) about Jesus. But in the meantime we have been enjoying family time as part of Charlie's bedtime routine.

My Love and I enjoyed a lovely date night last Friday thanks to Aunt Becks! We had a wonderful dinner together and saw Blind side. It was nice to have some time to ourselves. And the Rug rat did well at home without us:) He is actually working on a romace of his own...!

How sweet!
We had a play day with "Little Miss Fluff". Here they are in their matching car seats.
She is about a month and a half younger than Charlie and a joy to babysit. We have had so many fun babies to "play" with in our neighborhood of all ages and Little Miss Fluff is the only girl so I think Charlie has some competition:)

I think that about raps it up for now. Oh, I forgot to mention that little man has two new visitors...teeth that is! I noticed about a week ago that he had 2 teeth poking through his bottom gum. I have been trying to get a good picture of them but they have eluded me:) I will post them as soon as I capture them on film!