Saturday, August 30, 2008

Beach Trip

I love this picture--it looks like you're actually standing on the beach behind Riley Kate when you look at it!
We just returned from a fabulous vacation in Destin, Florida! I love Destin, and in my family, it has been a tradition to go every year! My parents honeymooned in Panama City, FL, so every year they have gone back, even with kids, and who can blame them--it is sooo wonderful! Jason and I honeymooned in Tahiti and Bora Bora, and I have to say I love the Destin beaches better!

Way too many pictures, I know, but I just went crazy with the camera! This is only some of the pictures that we loved!

Grayton loved the beach and the ocean-he constantly wanted someone to "ride the waves" with him! He had such a blast! Riley Kate loved the sand and the beach, but did not care for the ocean too much! When we took her out there and tried to put her in the ocean, she would scream! However, she did adore the sand-several times I caught her shoveling it on her head and in her bathing suit--not good places for sand to be!

Eating--a favorite past time in the Scarbrough household! We took the kids to Pompano Joe's on the beach because it looked kid friendly--we really enjoyed it and so did the kids!

Grayton and Riley Kate just couldn't get enough of the sand--it wasn't a problem though, thanks to the baby powder trick!

Brother loves to swim and he is like a little fish! Of course we had to go to the pool every day, which was kind of aggrevating considering we have one in our backyard! Grayton liked it though because he could swim better in it than the ocean, and he said the pool didn't have any "crabs or jellyfish!" How can you argue with that?

Dancing at the Red Bar, on of our most favorite restaurants! I highly recommend it to anyone! FUN-FUN-FUN and excellent food! And we always like to go back and visit Grayton Beach every year since we were married there!

Grampy and Nette went with us, and of course Grampy was sooo much fun on the beach--the kids had a blast with him and Nette! Grampy loves the ocean, so Grayton, Jason, and Grampy stayed in the ocean most of the time.

Sweet sister had so much fun chasing the birds, seagulls, up and down the beach! She and brother played in the sand and loved it! When brother would go out in the ocean, she would just stand there and watch him, waiting for him to come back and play!

Some pics of the fam on the beach--just like we do every year!

Red Bar again! It was just soooo fabulous, we decided to go back again! We also went to the Ocean Club and the Marina Cafe--both delicious, but the Ocean Club was not as good as it used to be! Marina Cafe wins #1 with the Red Bar coming in at a close #2.

Just some black and white pics--so sweet! I just love taking pictures of my sweet babies!

Birthday Present

My mom and my aunt gave Grayton this precious little golfcart for his birthday! He loves it! He rides Riley Kate all over the yard--it is really too cute! They have so much fun on it--hard to believe they are so grown up! It is so funny to listen to their little conversations--priceless!

Family Birthday Party

Well, there are no more babies at the Scarbrough house! Grayton just turned 4 and Riley Kate 2-boy, how time flies! These past 4 years with Grayton and 2 with Riley Kate have honestly been the most special and amazing years of my life. Since I have been in FNP school, we put off birthday parties until I finished, and then we had to wait on Jason to go for a week long business trip, so we just had a small family party, and we will have one for their friends soon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy 4th Birthday, Grayton!

The Life of Grayton, our gift from God!
11:32 AM
8lbs. 4 oz
20 1/2"
I cannot believe my precious little baby boy is 4 years old! I am so proud of him, but at the same time my heart aches to realize that he is growing up so fast! Today, four years ago, I held him and ours eyes met for the first time--I remember it like it was yesterday-unconditional love! Grayton was such a suprise and a blessing! I am so thankful to God that He has a plan for us, and He is in control, not us! I thank God every day for giving Jason and I this precious little man whom I love and adore with all of my heart! Children are truly gifts from the Lord! Thank you, Lord for this precious little person who has touched my heart in so many special ways!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Ethan!

We went to Ethan's 2nd birthday party last weekend, and we all had so much fun! It was a choo choo party with the cutest train for the kids to ride on! So much fun!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fun in Mr. Kent's Garden

My parents and my aunt and uncle are building houses beside each other on like 8 or 9 acres they purchased last year--it is such a great spot!! Anyway, it has lots for the kids to do and discover, so we go out there whenever we get the chance and play in the dirt piles or go on adventures!

Sweet Mr. Kent and Mrs. Camille let us go play and pick fresh vegies from their garden any time we want to, and the kids love it! We all put our boots on and explore! As you can see, the dogs love to participate, especially Cruise, the Haney's lab. He loves Riley Kate and she loves ALL animals! We always have so much fun!

1st Day of Junior Kindergarten

Pics today--4 year old Preschool
Being silly before school!

My little boy is growing up! Grayton started his first day of 4 year old preschool or as they call it now, junior kindergarten? (It wasn't called that when I was in it!) I found these pics from last year and it made me happy and sad to see how much he has grown! He is such a blessing to Jason and I, and we love him so much!

Pics from last year--3 year old

Monday, August 11, 2008

Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews Band Concert

This was taken before the concert--Wille Nelson was getting ready to start singing--he was really great! Oh! and it was about 100 degrees too! Can't you tell we are burning up!?!
Here are some pics of the stage and all of the people down in center field with general admission tickets--boy, I am glad I got us seats--I can only imagine how BAD it smelled down there! We were burning up and sweating up in our seats with a breeze blowing on us! Our seats were great--we were right under the box seats, and we could go inside anytime to "cool down" and get a drink or something! We really had a blast!! The concert was so awesome--there were so many different people there--some fully clothed, some not! Lots of hippies and "DMB followers!" Dave was so awesome, and he played so many of our favorites from his first couple of albums and covered some awesome songs like "Burning down the house!" I would definitely love to go to another one!!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer Days

Pics of swimming in the backyard

Pics from the Library

I am trying to relax now that school is over, BUT I can't seem to do that for some strange reason! So I am running the kids ragged with projects and activities, but the good news is the kids are exhausted at the end of the day. Yesterday, we jogged 5 miles, swam for 2 hours, had a picnic, went to the library and to get ice cream, and finally swam again! WHEW--busy day, but everyone was alseep by 9:15, including me! (For those of you who may not know, that is an amazing bedtime in this house! We have 2 little night owls who think they are supposed to stay up until 11:00!) Well anyway, here are some pics of some of our activities!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pictures to come

Okay, so I am such an idiot! I suprised Jason with two tickets to the Willie Nelson/Dave Matthews Band concert this past weekend in Memphis. It was amazing, but I forgot my camera! We stopped on the way, and bought a disposable camera--so I don't know how the pics will turn out, but anyway we had an amazing time! We went shopping all day Saturday, and stayed overnight--just the two of us! We both had such a wonderful time! I have loved DMB since highschool when his first album came out, and he is so amazing live! We were having so much fun that we danced with the "hippies" that follow the band around from city to city!! Weird!

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Children's Museum

Yeah! Since I am out of school, the kids and I went to the Children's Museum in Memphis today with the Ramgoolams. We had so much fun! I am ashamed to say, but this was their first trip to the Museum-I have been so busy this past year that we have not gotten to do much of anything! I did not think that Riley Kate was going to leave! Andres and Anu are so sweet, and they helped me feed and "round up" my 2 little monkeys all day since Jason could not go with us! We always have such a wonderful time together, and Siva and Grayton play so well together! We just love hanging out with them-they are so adventurous!


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!


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.