We had so much fun riding the shetland ponies at the Will's cowboy birthday party. My kiddos had so much fun riding the horses, especially Riley Kate--haha-is anyone suprised? She LOVES animals and those little ponies were so tiny and cute! Thank you to Mrs Sassy for sharing them with us and teaching us about their background. We had a blast at the birthday party, then headed off the Memphis for the day! It was a great day with lots of family fun!!
So sorry that it's been so long since my last blog! Life has been so wonderful, but just very busy!! Grayton and Riley Kate are doing wonderful, and Brantley is growing way tooooooo fast! Grayton had a checkup at St Jude, and everything looked wonderful!! He is such a good sport and handles the Von Willebrand so well! Riley Kate goes to the neurologist later this month for her follow up visit and MRI's. Both of them are playing ball this year for the first time! Grayton is playing coach pitch, and Riley Kate is in Tball. It's so crazy busy because Jason is coaching Grayton's team and I'm coaching Riley Kate's Tball team! We have either practice or a game almost every day! Sweet little Brantley definitely gets the "Best Baby" award!! He just goes with the flow--never fusses or is bothered by our crazy schedules!! With summer around the corner, the kids have had several programs both at church and at school. It is so wonderful to watch them and participate in all their activities, but we are ready for summer time and a much-needed break!!
Kind of looks like a fruit of the loom commercial--haha!!
Grayton was Captain Kind--he LOVED being a super hero like Batman & Superman!!
The cutest "Pear/Pair" I ever did see!!
We're so proud of Grayton!!
Grayton had his most precious play ever--The Fruit of the Spirit Play. It was so special and amazing to watch my child recite scripture and know the fruits of the spirit. I know it touched everyone's heart who was there to see it.
Bulldogs won!! Brantley must have brought them good luck!!
Our little man is growing up way too fast!! He attended his first MSU basketball game with Jason & I, and keeping with our family tradition, his first game was MSU vs Ole Miss. He did so wonderful!! He just looked all around and then slept through half of the game, even with all the noise! He's the most precious, little addition to our family!!
After the birth of Grayton, Jason and I began running and became highly addicted!! I soon made my first jogging stroller purchase, The Tike Tech all terrain single jogger. It was wonderful until I needed another seat for Riley Kate. I got this Dreamer Design off of ebay, and I love it! I call it my freedom and my sanity because I can load up the kids and go running whenever I feel like it! The kids love to stroll. They usually ask to go. We have run several races just for fun--Delta Jubilee 5K, Juke Joint Festival 5K, St. Jude 1/2 Marathon, Double Decker 10K, 300 Oaks 10K, etc. We love to run and if there is a race we can make it to, we'll run it!! We are running about 4 to 5 miles a day now with long runs of 7 to 12 miles on the weekends!
A LITTLE HOBBY OF MINE
Since Grayton's 1st birthday, I have ventured out a bit and started baking and creating my kid's birthday cakes each year. Also, I am the homeroom mother for Grayton's class, so I am trying to get creative with my baking. I am not very good at it, but it is so much fun!! If anyone has any new cute ideas, share them with me.
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner! I graduated the end of July 2008, and I LOVE taking care of my patients!!! I am a mother of three precious children, and that is my favorite job. Life is crazy, but I love it!
I have to admit, I have never been a "blogger," but all of my friends have gotten me in the "blog mode," so I am going to try it. Since I got started late doing the blog thing, I attached some special moments from our lives!
IT'S A BOY! GRAYTON HUNTER SCARBROUGH August 20, 2004 8lbs. 4oz. and 20 1/2"
LIFE WITH GRAYTON
BORN TO BE A BULLDOG!
HE GREW SO FAST
Grayton's 1st Birthday
SUPRISE, I'M PREGNANT AGAIN!
IT'S A GIRL! RILEY KATE, OUR BEST SUPRISE EVER! July 14, 2006 7lbs. 1oz and 19 1/4"
THE SCARIEST EVENT OF MY LIFE
6 days after Riley Kate was born, Grayton fell off of his rocking horse. We rushed to LeBoheneur emergency room. Nothing was broken, but his platelet count was dangerously low. We then were referred to St. Jude Hematology--they are awesome by the way!! After months of testing, guessing, and ruling out horrifying diseases such as cancer and leukemia, Grayton was finally diagnosed with Type 2B Von Willebrand Disease. It is an extremely rare blood disorder that causes blood clots to be loose and unstable, In short, he bleeds longer and more easily than average. We have to keep a close eye on him and monitor his activities and bleeding. I have been trained on how to administer Hummate B (Factor VIII) if he is ever injured. We praise the Lord every day he is okay!! It was by accident that we found his disease. If you look closely, you will see that the blood in his chin formed the shape of a heart. We say that was a sign from the Lord that everything was going to be fine--we just had to have FAITH!!