Friday, February 27, 2009

Is it Breezy out here?


Wyatt loves to wear his batman costume. Which is great!!! Imagination is our friend. However, this particular costume is 2 sizes too small and he never wears clothes underneath it. Soooooo...... he kind of has the "hospital gown affect" going on.

To complete this outfit, Wyatt has chosen to find some high quality white cotton socks. Paired with "McQueen" shoes that must be worn on the wrong feet. This by far will be the hotest trend hitting the runways this spring :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dear Brian ......

So today I opened a letter addressed to Brian. I know, you can get arrested for opening other people's mail. But since I'm nosey and my husband happens to be the person it was addressed to, I thought that I would throw caution to the wind and look inside. I don't think he'll press charges ;) It made me curious because the address was hand written on the envelope. So I looked inside and too my surprise it read,
"Dear Brian, Thank you so much for generous donation of $X to the ___ foundation"
Sorry I'm withholding the amount and the foundation name because
1. I don't want anyone to find out how cheap we actually are and
2. Wonder why we didn't give more to such a noble foundation.
So I was thinking that Brian and I are pretty good about talking about big purchases. But I don't remember him asking me if he could donate that "generous amount" to the, we'll just call it the "human fund". Which, had we talked about it, would have been just fine, mind you. So I call Brian at work today and he said he had no idea what I was talking about. REALLY! I mean really Brian. Then he remebered that someone at work had given him a paper saying that they donated $X in his name.
Honestly I got a huge giggle because it reminded me of that Seinfeld episode "The Human Fund". Also making it clear that Brian and I are truly CHEAP!!! We only look generous when someone else does something in our name. So anyone out there who is thinking about being extra "generous", or thinking about doing something nice. Think of us. Thinking about donating money to build another wing to a hospital. Don't forget the Hutchisons (Hutchison Wing has a nice ring to it). If your wanting to give a little extra to find a cure. Again remember those Hutchisons :) Your making us look good through this economic crisis, one donation at a time. Here's to you kind person!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Day with Brian Regan

Yep Brian allowed me to share our Valentine's day with another Brian. We had great tickets to his show playing in Colorado Springs. We laughed our heads off. He is my favorite, hands down. Totally clean and worth my money during this economic crisis. ;) His opening act was hysterical too, Kermit Apio. We had such a great time. We went with my sis and her hubby and the Moultons. My Brian, as in Brian "studdley and handsome" Hutchison, surprised me with beautiful flowers. He is so wonderful and I feel so lucky that he is all mine. I'll have to get the pictures the of pimp-like jacket that he was wearing. He always has something going on to make me laugh.

Monday, February 16, 2009

6 Months

17 lbs 6 ozs!!!
Chubby, chunky and loving it!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

I want my kids to be GEEKs (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids)

I was listening to the radio yesterday and happened upon an interview with this woman who wrote this book "Bringing up Geeks". It was amazing listening to her. Knowing that she was the best kind of expert that could give the best advice because . . . She has an MOM degree. No PHd or Masters of whatever. It was good to hear another voice saying it was OK to raise children different to how society dictates how they think they should be raised.

Here is a product overview from Amazon. I'm not so great with words. And they explain it so well.

"In a world of superficial values, peer pressure, and out-of-control consumerism, the world needs more GEEKs: Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids. Today’s ‘culture of cool’ has changed the way kids grow up. Rather than enjoying innocent childhoods while developing strong, authentic characters, today’s kids can become cynical—even jaded—as they absorb the dangerous messages and harmful influences of a dominant popular culture that encourages materialism, high-risk behaviors, and a state of pseudo-adulthood.

Author and mother of four Marybeth Hicks suggests an alternative: bringing up geeks. In this groundbreaking book, she shows parents how they can help their children gain the enthusiasm to pursue their passions, not just the latest fashions; the confidence to resist peer pressure and destructive behaviors; the love of learning that helps them excel at school and in life; and the maturity to value family as well as friends, as well as make good moral decisions.

With a foundation like that, kids will grow up to be the coolest adults."

I thought that I would share this wonderful find. She is also the author of
"The Perfect World inside my Minivan"
The name cracked me up. Its suppose to be pretty funny and spot on as far as families.

With that said, I just recently happened upon this article and hope to never see this image until my children are old enough to carry such a responsibility.

Here is the article (This is not "The Enquirer" or "The Star" and it didn't show a picture of big foot marrying the lockness monster so I thought it might be for real.)

I mean oh my goodness. I can't even imagine. He doesn't look that much older than Rory. Even though he is 13 :(

Lets all hope that we can bring up GEEK kind of kids to make this world a better place.