Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

What a Weekend!

Months ago David and Andrew started training for the Nashville "Music City Marathon". Their goal was to finish in under 3 hrs. About 8 weeks ago Andrew was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his leg and had to quit training. Two weeks ago he began running again and the pain was gone. After seeing a specialist, he decided to go ahead and run the marathon.

Now a marathon is 26.2 miles. Generally people train for a very long time to run one. Andrew and David, being the cross-country superheroes that they are, thought it was no big deal to run with almost no training. Everyone made them promise to go slow (which is like making Wade promise not to poop-ha!).

So, we made plans to go to Nashville and stay with my college roommate Rachael (Harless) Milligan. It turned out that Rachael's husband Matt, her dad and her sister were all planning on running the half marathon. It was a great reunion!

Here are David and Andrew at mile 9. True to their word they took it slow. In fact, they actually stopped running to talk with us and take this photo!

Rachael's dad, Walton, looking good at mile 9!

Wade slept almost the entire race! He had a great time meeting his Milligan/Harless family. Unfortunately since we had to wake up at 4am to get to the marathon he's gotten his schedule all confused. He woke up Sunday morning and this morning at 4am, ready to eat! Anybody got suggestions on breaking this new habit? I let him cry about 20 minutes this morning but finally fed him a little when he wouldn't stop. Here are the boys crossing the finish line at 4hrs. 10minutes. Pretty crazy that they consider that a slow marathon!
These medals are much smaller than the Little Rock "Big Bodacious" medals!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

12 Hours with Tquan

One of our dearest friends from Houston, Tquan, came through town Monday night. He had been in Nashville at the Gospel Music Associaton convention. Check out his music at We didn't have long together but it was so good to reconnect! Here's a photo of him holding Wade.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

To the races!!!!

So today the Scharff family experienced our first Dragon Boat racing event. This particular event was a city wide fundraiser for TC Thompson Children's Hospital and had hundreds of locals showing up for the fun.

Now for those who don't know what a dragon boat race is, I want to relieve your fears. There were no dragons, just really long boats. Each boat holds 12 paddlers and a dude in the front banging a drum (yes I did say banging a drum). The paddlers then try to use that beat to set the boats "rhythm" for optimal performance. Now while this might sound like just paddling a big canoe I can say that it didn't look quite as simple as that. There is definitely a need for teamwork and unity in this.

As for the roles that Robin, Wade and I played, we watched and ate a lot of food. Somebody needed to step up in these roles and we brought our A-Game. We were there cheering David's (my brother) team from the office he works in. They didn't do so well in their first race, but made tremendous improvements the second time and just missed qualifying for the finals.

All in all we had another great day outside and were thankful for the great weather.

Video Schmideo (sorry Rach)

So, several of you have emailed wondering about this supposed video I posted. Well, I couldn't get it to work correctly so I deleted that post. Anyway, if you'd like to see it you can go to:


Fess Up!

Ok, raise your hand if you have been praying for the Wadester to sleep longer at night? I'm telling you, at least one of you is. Probably more than one of you, gathering together!

Last night here's what happened:

Last feeding: 9:15pm
Finally got to sleep: 10:15pm

(Ready for this?!?)

Woke up: 7:45am

I'll do the math in case you have trouble with numbers above 7!!!!!

Total hours between feedings = 10 1/2!!
Total hours of sleep = 9 1/2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for your prayers...seriously! Keep it up!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Walnut Street Bridge or Reason #1 I love living in Chattanooga

I'm starting a list for you. Of reasons I love living in Chattanooga. Now I've lived in other places full of great things (& people!). And perhaps I'll make you a list for those places too someday. But for now, this is where I am and I do love it. So, here's the first one- they're coming at you in no particular order and I'm not sure how many there will be.

The Tennessee River winds through downtown. And there are several bridges that cross it. My favorite is a walking bridge (no cars allowed) called Walnut Street Bridge.

This first shot is from the bridge looking west. Those two boats on the river are called Dragon Boats and there is a race tomorrow. Each boat holds like 10-12 people who all row simultaneously.

This is Wade's first walk across the bridge. He enjoyed it immensely. The walkway is a boardwalk. You should have seen his chubby cheeks jiggling with every step we took. ADORABLE!

And this is Wade smiling as he looks at the sun setting over the mountains.

So, there you have it. Reason #1. By the way, Wade increased his sleeping by another hour last night- we're up to 8!!!! I'll let you know how he does tonight.

P.S. I'm having difficulty uploading photos. So, I aplogize if you get my posts in email form because you are probably going to receive it with the photos messed up or you may receive it like 10 times. I'll get better.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Look Alikes

We've been debating who Wade resembles...until my mom sent these photos a few weeks ago. They are kind of grainy and fuzzy but I think you can still see the resemblance. Connie, we need some pictures of Andrew as a baby too!



This one is the clearest resemblance to me.


Also, I got my hair cut short again. I kind of let it grow while I was pregnant but I couldn't take it anymore. it is


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


is my new favorite number. after all, it is . . .
  • my shoe size
  • the month of my husband's birthday
  • number of days in a week
  • number of adults in Andrew's immediate family
  • the time that wheel of fortune comes on
  • number of months until Anna, my sister-in-law, has a baby
  • number of cousins (& their spouses) i have

and, last but certainly not least . . .

  • number of hours wade curtis slept last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Park Day

Saturday was park day!! The day could not have been any more beautiful and most of Chattanooga's residents were at Coolidge Park I think. We went out to help celebrate our friend, Rob's, birthday.

Wade chilled with Sandy. We stayed in the shade the whole time but he still got a little sun on his cheeks. Next we'll bring the sunscreen!

Andrew played a new game called "Leggie". Some sort of combination of dodge ball, red rover and capture the flag. It looked really complicated so Wade and I just watched!

Before I go Sammy insisted that I mention him in the blog. He is our 5 year old Corgi-mix. For the last 2 months he has been incredibly neglected! But he is such a great big brother and is really good with Wade.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Growing Boy

Yesterday was Wade's 2 month checkup. He weighed in at 13 lbs. 5 oz. which puts him in the 75th percentile (translation = 75% of 2 month old boys weigh less than him and 25% weigh more). He's grown to 23 and 5/8 inches which means he's exactly average for his age. Dr. Wiley says he is healthy and doing great!

Another appropriate name for this blessed occurrence would be "2 month shootup" since he received 5 shots. Three in his left thigh and 2 in his right. He wasn't too excited about the shots...but he was brave! He went to sleep quickly afterward and slept almost the entire remainder of the day yesterday. He's still pretty sleepy today - not quite his normal self yet.

Well, since he is so sleepy today I'm going to take advantage and clean the house!

Blog Beginnings

so, i'm going to try this blogging thing. i've long admired those who keep them current but have not known what i would write each day for the world's eyes to see. but since we now have this little guy who seems to capture all of our attention and entertain us for hours i figure i can come up with something to write.

one of my fears is that i'll bore you but i'm just going to rest assured that if you get bored you'll stop reading then i won't have to think about that. one other thing ...i sure hope the lower case typing doesn't bother you. i am becoming quite adept at typing with one hand as the other one is generally busy caring for wade. so its either this or all caps, i figure this is less offensive.