Friday, February 29, 2008

4 years ago

On a local mommy message board I am a part of they have a question of the day. Today's question was since it is leap day was what were you doing 4 years ago. Well it is sad to say there is not much different in my life than last leap year. I live in the same house with the same husband and two kids, drive the same car, work at the same job, enjoy the same hobbies, even have most of the same friends. The only thing that has really changed around here (besides my kids getting older) is the clothes in my closet. By the time next leap year comes around I hope to be living in a new house, driving a different car and have no debt (with the exception of our house).

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Look what we can do

Kaitlyn can whistle. She claims she has been doing this for a while but I just heard her last night. I said who taught you to do that. She says I just practiced and taught myself (now why can't she do that with math). Some of you may think big deal, everyone can whistle. Well I can't, never have been able to. She was trying to teach me last night and laughing hysterically at me. She thinks it is great that she can do something I can't.

Kyle is finally writing his own name. He actually writes KVle because he doesn't put the stick on the y. I am still struggling with the decision about whether or not to send him to Kindergarten in the fall. His birthday is Sept. 1. Everyone I have talked with thinks I should hold him out another year. Well everyone but John and my mother. John of course only sees the fact that sending him to Kindergarten will save us $180 a month. We will see.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Baby

No I do not have a new baby but I did go see Abbie's new baby, Leah, today. She is so precious, has a little bit of blond hair and a tiny nose. I meant to take my picture holding her but didn't get around to it. I took Kyle with me so he could play with Noah for a few minutes. They had fun playing soccer in the front yard and riding the wiggles car.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Knight Rider

So we watched the big premiere of the Knight Rider movie last night on NBC. I of course remember this show from 25 years ago. These are the kinds of things that make you feel old. Why do they insist on re-making stuff, I think it is just to make people feel old. Anyway Kyle was completely enthralled with this show. He did not move for 2 hours. He said "Look mommy that car can talk and drive itself!!". I am going to have to watch for the old Knight Rider episodes on DVD. He also loves to watch the old episodes of the Dukes of Hazard. They come on CMT from time to time. He is such a car loving boy.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Let's go fly a kite

It is so windy today so Uncle Luke stopped and bought a couple of kites for the kids. It took a while to get them flying and the wind was not real consistent but the kids still enjoyed it and I think Luke and John had just as much fun.
First the kites had to be put together. This was a bit more difficult than anticipated.

The butterfly one was put together first. It flew real good except for getting stuck in the tree right off and then it kept falling over the fence.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Camp fair

Paula and I went to a camp fair at the Germantown Centre. They had several schools and businesses that came and set up booths to give out information about camps, birthday parties, sports leagues, etc. I got several ideas for both of my kids, especially Kaitlyn. The problem is many of these camps are expensive and would be a pretty good drive from my house. There was one place there called Victory Ranch. They have a week long overnight camp in Bolivar, TN. I picked up a brochure and was looking at it once I got back to the car. I was getting really excited thinking Kaitlyn would love this. Then I got to the price page. $950 for one week. Seriously, are you kidding me??!! So much for that idea. Whatever happened to daycamp at church, now that was fun!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

the gender of cheese

I went shopping for a while after school today (found nothing but that is besides the point) so I picked up the kids and decided to stop at Sonic to get them something to eat since we have church tonight and the Harding chorus is singing. (wow was that the longest sentence ever) So I asked Kyle if he wanted a grilled cheese, corn dog or chicken strips. He said "a grilled cheese". Then he thinks about for a minute and he says "actually I want a boy cheese". I guess he thought I have been saying girl cheese for all this time.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lazy Day

I literally did nothing today. I got up about 11:00 (yes unheard of I know), then took another nap about 12:30 then took another nap about 3:30. So needless to say I am not tired and got nothing done today. John did a little cleaning out of the garage. The daycare that our kids go to has Parents Night Out every other month on a Saturday free of charge. This is a great thing for us. So I talked John into going to Applebee's even with the Bud Shoot Out on TV. He recorded it and was not happy especially when we had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. Then I talked him into going to Bahama Breeze for dessert. We called Riley and Richard and they went with us. We sat outside on the patio, they had a nice fire going. We had an old friend that was our waiter tonight. All in all just a lazy Saturday.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A challenge

Amy posted this on her blog and challenged me to do it so here are my answers.

Two names you go by… Mrs. Luttrell and Mooooooom (she already acts like a teenager)

Two things you are wearing right now… t-shirt and shorts

Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship… money and someone who can cook

j/k how about communication and spontenaity (I don't know how to spell it)

Two of your favorite things to do… sleep and scrapbook

Two things you want very badly at the moment… quiet time and no debt

Two pets you have or have had… I had some fish once and my dad had a golden retriever

Two things that you did last night… scrapbooked and went to eat at Zaxby's

Two people you think will fill this out...Well Amy already did so Holly and maybe Abbie or Carrie

Two things you ate today… chips and dip

Two people you last talked to… Paula and Amy

Two things you’re doing tomorrow… church and take a nap

Two longest car rides… trip to disneyworld (7 people in a durango not fun) and Panana City (I wanted to get there so bad I thought we would never arrive)

Two favorite holidays… Christmas and Halloween

Two favorite beverages… Dr. Pepper and Strawberry Kiwi Crystal Lite (which they don't make anymore)

Two people no longer alive who you’d like to talk to… My dad and my grandma

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tornadic Weather

So we were under severe threat of weather. Tornadoes, hail, strong gusts of wind, etc. We go to pick up our kids from daycare and we are just going to run through a drive thru to get something quick to eat. We are in line at the Taco Bell at Kirby Whitten and Stage and here are some pics I took. We were listening to my ipod so I turned it off and turned on the radio and they said they had reports of a funnel cloud at Kirby Whitten and Yale (just about a mile down from where we were). I don't usually get freaked by severe weather but even I was getting freaked out.

Once we got home we turned the news on. The weather has been on for at least 2 hours. There are warnings everywhere. Many tornadoes reported in the Memphis area, lots of damage. No reports of injuries as of now. I will report back more if I hear it.

Oh and I sent my pictures to channel 5 and they showed them on news. A little excitement for me in all this chaos.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

So Cool!

Tonight we all four went to see the Hannah Montana concert in a 3D movie. Kyle was so excited to see the Jonas Brothers. Of course they only showed them singing two songs but he was still excited. The movie was sold out. The technology to film this is really neat. They had stuff flying at you and you felt like you were there. Now it wasn't nearly as cool as the actual concert (Kaitlyn and I experienced that a couple of months ago) but it was still neat.