Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Break, Prank Calling & Spelling

This is the last day of spring break 2008. It was a good one for us. My mom and I took the kids to Holly Lakes Resort near Tyler, Texas. Clay and I visited there about 7 years ago and had a great time. I have often remembered it as a great place to take my kids. They have little cabins or condos in the piney woods surrounded by a golf course, several lakes, putt putt, pool, hot tub, basketball, volleyball, tetherball, hiking, gameroom and a movie theater. It is small enough that you can walk to most of the activity areas and the kids can run around and have a great time. Clay came up on Wednesday and finished out the week with us. My cousin, Kara, lives in Tyler with her two kids and they came out on Thursday evening. I bought some glow in the dark easter eggs to hide for the kids. After hours under the lights, however, they did not glow at all! Also, they were filled with Lemonheads, Double Bubble and Atomic Warheads. Terrible candy! Who invented Atomic Warheads. They are the nastiest creatures in the candy kingdom. If you haven't tried one, you need to just to have the experience. My sour tastebuds are tingling just thinking about it.
Anyway, we started the week off with one of Landry's friends spending the night with us. Jakob is a sweet, toe headed little guy who hardly says a word and is a pleasure to have around. Sunday afternoon Clay was home with the kids and I went to Target because I am a Targetuer. I'm like Norm from Cheers. I walk in and everyone stops and yells, "Tessa"! Well, at least they do at the pharmacy. I am nothing if not properly medicated. Anywho, I noticed I missed a call on my cell. I called voicemail and listened to a serious of burps followed by histerical laughter and my sons voice saying, "ok, what is your dad's phone number?" I called home and asked clay if he realized what was happening and he said he was aware because he received a phone call from Jakob's dad informing him of the pranks. Clay and Sophie had been asleep on the couch while Landry and Jakob came downstairs and got the Wood Elementary directory and called not only me and Jakob's dad, but their girlfriends as well. When I got home I asked them about it and they just fell out laughing. They thought they were so funny and clever. Landry called his girlfriend, Megan McCurdy and Jakob's girlfriend, Haley Lloyd. They asked to speak to the girls and then said, "blah, blah, blah." They said that the girls hung up on them because they did not know who was calling. I had to teach them about caller id. Thank God there was no caller id when I was a kid! I hope now they understand that as fun as it is, prank calling is a thing of the past. It is no longer a favorite past time of children everywhere. So, I dutifully called the McCurdy's and the Lloyd's and apologized for my pranksters. Honestly, I can't believe they are doing this in first grade. Times are a changin'.

Sophie is learning to spell on her own. She is amazing me. Landry didn't learn how to spell until he was fiveish. She is 4 and can already spell her name and stop. She learned a new one yesterday. She said, "P-o-o-P-o-o spells poopoo, right? So, I think P-o-o-p spells poop." I promise I did not teach this to her, but I am so proud!