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we heart snow {family}

This weekend was our first big, real, snowfall. The kind that really starts winter and the holiday season to me. It’s here to stay! Lucky for us it is Sunday so Jeff was home all day. We went for a walk to our favorite path in Bunn’s Creek and got some pretty cute photos of Emily in the new, fluffy snow. It was also her first time in the sled. She loved it! Even fell asleep sitting up on the way home.


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We Have a Toothed Crawler! {milestones}

We hit two major milestones this month. On October 12th Emily cut her first tooth followed by the second just days later. We thought she was teething (when are they not teething, seriously?) based on her behaviour but she didn’t have the classic “teeth are coming” symptoms like swollen gums, red cheeks and diaper rash. I was feeding her breakfast on the 12th and I saw the pearly white glow on her lower gums! Her two front bottom teeth are fully cut and growing more everyday.

For the last month and a half Emily has been prepping to crawl. She started pushing up on her hands and then up on her knees. Then she moved to a plank and then into downward dog! She could push herself backwards along the floor and then on October 21st she started real crawling. Now there is no looking back! Jeff is thrilled as she is right on track as per his training plan 🙂

<p><a href=”″>VID00028</a&gt; from <a href=”″>LeslieDent</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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There She Grows Again {two months}

We cannot believe Emily is two months old! A part of me feels like she has been here forever (that whole time is doubled when you’re not sleeping thing) but the other part of me that wants to hang on to my newborn baby feels like time has whipped by. With all the great weather this week we have been out and about a ton 🙂 so I don’t have her two month post complete for today :(. I did, however, remember to take her two month photo on her actual two month day. Yahoo! I guess when I look back at my time with Emily as a baby I will, and would rather, remember doing great things with her than getting a blog post done on time ;). The rest of the post will come when it comes!

Okay, here it is. Her 2 month growth photo is here.

<p><a href=”″>Untitled</a&gt; from <a href=”″>LeslieDent</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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It’s a good day! I am blogging in the daytime, automatically a good day. I slept for a chunk of four and a half hours last night and then a second chunk of two hours. In my pre-mom life, this sounds like hell! But now it sounds dreamy, literally.

Today we went for a stroll with some other moms and babes. It makes sense why moms hang out with other moms for so many reasons. The primary reason is understanding.

Other moms don’t mind when your baby is screaming and you are letting them cry it out a little. Sometimes its the only option, we are almost home and I can help you stop crying when we get there. We were a group of 5 moms and six kids today so at most points in the morning, someone was crying. Moms just talk louder. I don’t feel stressed when Emily cries around other moms because they (probably) get it and (probably) don’t mind. I am not as stressed about being annoying and an inconvenience.

Other moms understand that things take longer with babies. Sometimes much longer. But it’s better to take a long time to get out for a walk and to stop along the way than to stay cooped up inside feeling frumpy.

And of course, other moms with babies are free during the day!

So the combination of “more” sleep, sunshine, exercise, fresh air and good company makes this a good day. We will see what tomorrow brings!


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Welcome Emily, we’ve been waiting for you :)

Once upon a time we were friends in high school. Through our early twenties we lost touch. Then one hot June day, we both happened to have our students at a Goldeyes game. I saw Jeff across the masses of hot, sweaty adolescents and called his name to say hello. We talked briefly and continued on with our students. That was it. No, not as in the rest is history, we lived happily ever after, as in I didn’t hear from him! Eventually, after a few emails and some chatter over msn messenger we had a dinner date. In December. Late December. Six months later! Now, the rest is history. Some dating, some co-habitating (just me, Jeff and the revolving door of single or divorced male roomates!) a mountain top proposal and then a December 2010 wedding! And now, here I sit typing this first Scarcello blog post with one hand because I can’t bear to put down our baby (ok, she won’t let me, she’ll wake up if I do. But I don’t mind that one bit. I know it won’t last). She is everything we have ever wanted and more. Better than in our dreams. She is perfection.

I am blogging to document our family for us. I know the details of these memories may fade and I want to hang on to them as long as I can. Plus, a year away from my class and student blogs? Get serious. I need to redirect that digital energy somewhere! Maybe you would like to share our blog experience and watch us grow, we would love it if you did. You can check back once in a while to see our updates or you can subscribe by email to our posts so that you are notified when there is something new to see. To do this, click on the “click me!” button along the right side and enter your email address.

Emily Elaine Dent Scarcello was born on April 6th, 2012 at 4:33am. She weighed 7lbs 6oz and was 20 inches long. We were both surprised when the doctors announced she was a girl. We were fairly convinced with the Scarcello line of boys and the way she stuck out straight in front of me that Emily would be Lloyd or Floyd or Freddy or Eddie (if Jeff had naming rights)! We love our little girl to bits and are so excited to watch her grow and learn.


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365 of My Mat Leave

#365ofmymatleave fully enjoying my new bathtub! This is what started the three months of renos :) 11/365#marchphotoaday my view of my #feet vs. an out-stretched arms view of my #feet! 39+ weeks pregnant.#365ofmymatleave 10/365 best veg burger in town with my little friend Callie and @aprilhaight#365ofmymatleave  9/365 visit with two of my fave teacher friends and the gorgeous orchid they brought!!Almost a baby mobile, can you tell?#365ofmymatleave day of unpacking the house and an early birthday present rug from @jddent and special helper Sarah
#365ofmymatleave watching Abby win the gold medal in Winnipeg!#365ofmymatleave spring break pedi with @erinbrie :)Installed!I am lucky to have @jddent, my eager helper who lets me be the 'instructions reader' and 'peg passer'Here we go again! Bookshelves this time, with @jddent
My little friend for the afternoon :)#365ofmymatleave 4/365 making treats for our class 'hello-goodbye' party tomorrow:)Finally got the pancake mix to make @scarce the breakfast that was meant for Monday! Just trying to start the year off with him thinking my being at home is a great idea:)"Anything + sprinkles* = better" *especially ball sprinkles :)A perfect addition to the nursery. Thanks @livirae and @walstra :)#365ofmymatleave an progress packed day 2 - cooking on the new stove, new windows and electrical progress, nursery chalk board paint project and a re-organized closet by @jddent!
Out with the foggy, ugly old and in with the new! #marchphotoaday #beforeandafterBreakfast number two ... Mine!Breakfast for @jscarce! It was supposed to be pancakes on the new stove pancake mix. Shoot. I tried.Daffodils are slowly emerging!Waving goodbye to Jeff as he leaves for work and I don't have to. First day of mat leave (or pre-mat leave)! #365ofmymatleave#marchphotoaday just a little behind. Not many clouds in the sky today! Gorgeous out!

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