Monday, November 19, 2012

"What the Heck?"

After an extremely long day at work, I arrived at daycare to pick up Scout and my niece, Izzy.  I quickly scanned the daycare for Scout.  I saw three girls, including my niece, coloring at the table, two boys sitting on the couch playing a video game, and Scout, with her underwear and skirt around her ankles, standing in the middle of the play area.  Even though my initial instinct was to turn around and leave her there, like a good mother, I fought that urge.  Instead I approached her and said, "Oh Scouty, what are you doing?"  This is when I realized why her underwear and skirt were around her ankles.  Directly in front of her was a delicate, red child's teacup filled with a not so mysterious yellow liquid. Scout, ever the sly child, looked at me, shrugged her shoulders and said, "What the heck?" 

Monday, November 12, 2012


Photo Credit: Andy Molloy.
Pictured: Jackson, Wade & Scout
Not Pictured: Me
Last Sunday, Jackson ran his first 5K race.  Given his hesitation about the race, I decided to join Wade, Scout & Jackson to make it a family run. Well, as it turns out Jackson did not need me, and I was the slowest member of my family.  However, what made this race a truly special event for Jackson was the fact that his picture made the paper!  It was incredibly sweet to watch his excitement and pride at having his picture in the paper. 

And, because this is a blog specifically for Scout.  I do have to mention that Scout is the real CELEBRITY in the family.  This was not Scout's paper debut.  She had been photographed with Wade running a race in Augusta as part of the Bond Brook Summer Trail series in August of 2011, and the photo made the paper again in the spring of 2012.