Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bullet Points and Pictures

I’m officially into my 2nd trimester of pregnancy which means I’ve regained a bit of energy.  So now you should expect my normal blog slackingness rather than SUPER slackingness.  Ha. 

Our life in bullet points and pictures:

  • We enjoyed some awesome hikes in October.


Hike with beautiful Calvary ladies at Cloudland Canyon


COLD hike with small group at Pocket Wilderness in Dayton


EVENTFUL hike at Chickamauga Pocket

  • Wade fell down the stairs for the first time. This actually happened the morning of our hike at Chickamauga.


Check out that lip!

  • Andrew fell into the creek. Same day.


Post fall strategizing of cell phone recovery plan.  Amazingly, after a week in a bowl of rice and 2 minutes in the oven it works fine!

  • Baby Scharff #2 had his/her first picture taken!

Robin baby

Baby is due June 8th which makes me 15 wks along.  This pregnancy has been kinda different from the first one.  Of course, I was very tired during the first trimester but it wasn’t as bad as I’d anticipated.  I had some nausea but not bad.  The first time I had a lot of irritation during digestion except when I ate potatoes.  But none of that this time.  The other huge difference is that I’m exercising and drinking lots of water.  I topped out the scales with a total of 60 lbs gained with Wade and that is most definitely NOT the plan this time.  So far I am feeling good about my weight gain (3lbs) and bloating (or lack therof).  We find out in about 5 wks whether its a boy or girl.

  • We found out big news:::Wade is going to be a big cousin AGAIN!!

Anna baby 2 

Anna and David are also expecting a new little one!!! This Baby Scharff is due July 13 we’re about 5 weeks apart. 

  • There’s a gap in my pictures but some fun things that happened include
    • Short reunion with Matt and Rachael Milligan (my college roommate)
    • Andrew camped out in the REI parking lot TWICE in Atlanta (in 20 degree weather) in order to snag some good deals at their “garage sale”.
    • I continue to tutor elementary students.  I’ve got 6 students, 4 of whom I work with in reading.  I am REALLY enjoying using my education training to help these kids who are struggling.
    • Other than that I think I didn’t do too much for a couple weeks.  I was still in that 1st trimester haze so everything seemed to take a huge effort.
  • Grammy came to visit for Thanksgiving!


Mom got us an Aquarium membership for Christmas so we took full advantage while she was here.


The Feast!!


Wade got a HUGE kick out of decorating the Christmas tree. 


Grammy spoiled Wade with this awesome slide (which now sits in our living room cause its too cold to play outside!)


And what’s a visit with Grammy without a few trips to Panera!



Attempt at Christmas card photos (but I’ve decided to play my “exempt cause I’m using all my energy to grow this baby in my tummy” card and not send snail mail cards this year – may put together something electronically)


Wade’s first bus ride!


Have I mentioned that Wade is obsessed with “choo choo’s”?




Wade’s first movie!!! We saw Polar Express at the IMAX in 3D.  Of course, Wade would not keep the glasses on so he watched the blurry version.  It was good but I wouldn’t recommend the 3D version for young kids…it was a little intense!

  • The first weekend of December we got a light snow


Wade loved to eat it!

  • Last weekend cousins Sydney and Ian came over and we made Fruity Pebbles Trains!


Mom, did you say “stir” or “eat”…I always get those 2 confused!



  • After we made the trains Andrew headed to Huntsville, AL with David to run the Rocket City marathon.  Gee, Robin, you didn’t mention Andrew was training for a marathon! Yah, he wasn’t.  David called Friday at 3:30pm to see if he’d like to run it…the following day.  And they did it! In 4hrs. 35 min. WOW!

Well, that pretty much covers life around here the past month or so.  It’s been a rough couple of days around here as Wade is sick.  He ran fever for a couple days but the doctor says its a virus turned ear infection.  Whatever it is, its making the poor kid feel rotten! I feel like I should make a donation to PBS as they have been keeping us company a whole lot lately.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A-hem, Announcement Time

So, of course, I should start by apologizing for the long break in blogging.  But, hopefully this post will help you forget all of your long weary nights waiting for me to post ;) 


Can you read Wade’s name tag? Just in case you can’t…it says “BIG BROTHER”. That’s right! Our family of 3 is expanding.  Sometime in June we will be welcoming a new little bundle of joy into our home!

We are thrilled, of course! And I’ve been feeling pretty much ok.  A little queasy but I just eat a few crackers and give Wade a horsey ride and soon I’ve forgotten all about it!

So, maybe, just maybe I’ll be a more devoted blogger with this news.  I do have a whole month’s worth of pics to post.  I’ll get right on that. 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend in South Carolina

Well, this past weekend was the 2nd Annual Wade Scharff Memorial Golf Tournament…and it was a huge success!!! I will post more about it later. For now, I just wanted to share pics from the rest of the wknd. It was a little insane but loads of fun.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mabbit Springs

Our mornings have been cool here lately so we decided to go hiking Saturday morning.  We went up to Signal Mtn to check out the trails at Mabbit Springs. 


First thing we learned was that the few pounds Wade has actually gained since our last hike count for a lot when you’re carrying him on your back!


After several miles we came to this awesome picnic spot.


What happened to our baby…lookin’ like a big boy here.


We tried, to no avail, for a family shot.  The space between us is where Wade had been standing for a brief second.


But he’d rather play here…


View from our picnic spot…amazing to live 15 minutes from this.





Saturday, September 5, 2009


Oh, nevermind.


Last night Wade experienced his first professional sporting event.  The Chattanooga Lookouts are in town for their last home games of the season.  So we forked over the $8 and took ourselves out to the ballgame.


Ian & Wade focused on the game; Syd on her PB&J.



A little coach in the making? Can’t you just see him pacing back and forth, leaning over the rail, spitting in the dirt then deciding to go ahead and trade pitchers.




Preparing to give a dissertation on the game of baseball.


Classic. Daddy & his boy at the ballfield.


I don’t think the Lookouts are really that great of a team…but the view from their stadium at sunset is awesome.


Things went pretty good at first…


And then these guys came out:


See those big tall character looking things.  Not sure exactly how they work but they are like air suits with people inside (which by the way, I would love to do so if you have a connection, hook me up).  They dance around and stuff. Anyway, the big tall pink guy came out alone first and challenged a player from the opposing team (sorry, I don’t even know who we played against) to a dance off.  They went back and forth a few times and we all laughed.  Then the air guy playfully tackled the player.  Wade went biserk.  I thought I had laughed too hard and scared him.  Until later when another air guy came out and somehow gobbled one of the umps up into his suit.  Then he would spit out the guy’s shoes and pants and whatnot.  Again Wade lost it.  I realized that he’s never really witnessed anything like that- one person attacking another.  It was a sweet reminder of his innocent, tender heart. 


Finally he fell asleep about the 5th or 6th inning: