Scott Family News

Happy 1st Birthday Miss Julia!!!!

posted Oct 29, 2010, 1:34 PM by Molly Scott

I can't believe my little girl is 1 year old!!!  She celebrated for more than a week with two cakes, a trip to the pumpkin patch, a party, visits with her grandparents, great-grandmothers, Aunt Mary Martha and Uncle Rob, and a trip to the zoo.  Julia absolutely loves cake.  I made her a mini birthday cake and she ate the vast majority of it.  She is on the verge of standing on her own and walking and is babbling a lot!  Here are some pics from her birthday celebrations --

Boot Camp

posted Sep 16, 2010, 5:11 AM by John Scott

Apparently I worked hard enough that boot camp gave me the belt.   Yo Adrian!  Yay Burpees!  I know y'all don't know what I'm talking about but the boot campers do.  Yay BTB!

Recent pics

posted Sep 2, 2010, 10:42 PM by Molly Scott

Not so sure about playing with spaghetti during sensory play at Play 2 Grow (she liked the cheerio day much better!)

First Day of "School"

posted Sep 2, 2010, 10:30 PM by Molly Scott

Julia started "school" today at St. Anne's.  She is not so sure about it but we will keep trying and hope that she grows to enjoy it.  Here are the requisite first-day-of-school-pictures at the house before she got going for the day.
I went through Julia's diaper bag when we got home.  The teachers had put a Scholastic book brochure in there!  It does not feel like that long ago that I was bringing home those same brochures and begging my mom to buy me a book.  It then hit me that it was probably 25 YEARS ago that that happened!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh my.

Beach trip

posted Jul 29, 2010, 2:19 PM by Molly Scott

Earlier this month, we went to Wild Dunes in South Carolina with my mom's whole side of the family -- 27 of us altogether!  Julia enjoyed eating sand, splashing in the tidal pool and inflatable pool and raft, and playing with her cousins.  Unfortunately, I barely took any pictures!  Here are a couple from the last day --
(Thank you, Daniel, for letting us borrow your pirate ship raft!  And thank you, Aunt Mary, for all of our gear!)

9 month photo shoot

posted Jul 26, 2010, 8:47 AM by Molly Scott

A couple weeks ago when we were at the beach with my family, Uncle Rob took some 9-month pictures of Julia.  Thank you, Rob -- they turned out great!

Weekend Highlight -- Julia's 1st tooth!

posted Jul 26, 2010, 8:22 AM by Molly Scott

We had a great weekend in West Point visiting John's family and Julia woke up on Sunday morning with her first tooth!  Most people can't even see it yet, but it's a definite bump and you can see a little white on her bottom gum line.  This morning, I actually think there may be two bumps -- maybe she will get her two bottom teeth all at once.  Poor girl has been hurting some -- thank goodness for Dr. Roe's suggestion of baby ibuprofen.  It lulled her into a long nap this morning -- two hours and counting.  Here are some pics from John's dad's house where we got to swim and visit with Grandaddy, Martha, Aunt Mary Martha (aka summer roommate), Uncle Richard and Aunt Rebecca and cousins Leighton and Elliott.

RIP Lil Kitty

posted Jul 9, 2010, 2:00 PM by Molly Scott   [ updated Jul 9, 2010, 2:13 PM ]

Yesterday evening, Kitty passed away after likely having congestive heart failure.  Kitty was 12 years old and John had had her since she was a kitten.  They saw each other through thick and thin -- from West Point to Atlanta to Huntsville and back to Atlanta.  He loved spending time with his Kitty.  Her obituary can be found at  She loved being in the new house and having a yard to explore and trees to climb.  I am not a cat person but as far as cats go, Kitty was really great.  It was so fun to watch Julia watch Kitty.  She desperately wanted to crawl like Kitty and get Kitty to play with her.  Just yesterday when Kitty was not moving around much, Julia crawled right up to her and started petting her.  Julia is not the most gentle petter and I feared cat scratches and agitating the sick Kitty, so I intervened and tried to help.  I know Julia won't remember Kitty in the long run but I do think she misses hearing her "meow" and seeing her walking around the house, peeking her head into the nursery.  Here is a picture from the early spring when we were all outside -- Kitty is on the right by the fence!

Julia's 6-month photo shoot

posted Jun 27, 2010, 7:18 AM by Molly Scott

Here is a link to a slideshow from Julia's 6-month photo shoot --  Next up is 9 months (less than a month away!) and I have already asked Uncle Rob to bring his camera to the beach to take them!

Julia is 8 months old!

posted Jun 24, 2010, 6:43 PM by Molly Scott

I struggle with how I want this blog to play out.  Do you really care that my daughter can crawl like an inchworm, is babbling a lot, likes sweet potatoes or can sit up from laying down now?  I don't know...but I am very proud of and amazed by her!  I cannot seem to get around to filling in the baby book so this may need to serve as my memory when I do get around to it.  I have taken a picture of Julia every week on the same couch with the same pillow so that I can track her growth through pictures.  It is getting much harder because she wants to eat the card with her age on it and/or turn over and roll off the couch.   Here is a sampling of her at 35 weeks and 4 days old...
Look how far she has come in 35 weeks...

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