Thursday, December 27, 2007

Day in the Park with my TwiceBabies!!

It was a cold day, but a nice day nonetheless. There were clouds in the sky overhead and in the distance. Some clouds looked full of rain, yet not a single drop fell from the sky.

At the toddler playground, my twins and I played in the play set, climbing up the stairs, jumping in the study trampoline, climbing through the red, tunnel and going down the slides feet first on bottom and belly, head first on belly, no fear at all mind you, and turning the wheel at one end of the play set.

My twins had me climbing the steps with them and going down the slides before or after them and they loved every bit of it.

Over at the big kids play set, I placed them in the toddler swings for a while, they eventually got bored and wanted to sit on the big kids swings, no security involved. So, like we do at Nana and Papa's, they swung on these swings at a slower pace and loved it. They also liked seeing other kids, only two, playing nearby.

After our one hour and a half time of playing at this park, I decided it was time to go home and see Daddy. And, as usual, one of my twins went home kicking and screaming. This is a normal aspect of taking them anywhere these days and this is why Mommy (me) prefer to stay home where no one else has to witness their obsessions and unflattering behaviors.

God Bless everyone!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Long Day After Christmas with my Twins

Today, we got up at the same time we normally do. I fed them, changed them, took my shower and we left to drop off a Christmas present for my girlfriend. While at her home, "A" and "E" played with my girlfriends daughter so we could talk by ourselves.

Well, I realized I was supposed to work in the nursery this Sunday. But, I told her I have been unable to open the excel schedule for nursery watch and this is why I did not know I was scheduled to work that day. We also talked about other things in our lives and what we are looking forward to in the coming year.

Around 12:50, I told my girls we are leaving so we could look for some items at a particular store I like to frequent for a Christmas ornament storage container. I found it, not on sale, but I used my coupon and that gave me a discount anyway.

From there, we went to another store I frequent to purchase a toy for them, which I returned later in the evening when Daddy was home, so I could purchase something American made, online. This will be a Christmas gift from their Great Aunties.

Anyway, on the way home from this store, "A" and "E" fell asleep. WOW, was I excited or what.
I mean, my twins, they were sleeping, at 2:45 and I was in heaven. Sleeping babies is always a delight to behold. Especially when at age two, they refuse to take their afternoon naps.

Since they fell asleep, I drove around town for a while. I mean, I was not about to wake these little angels. So yes, I was getting a break, even said break was not in the way I would have intended.

Once they work up, I took them to the one park, where it was real windy and the equipment I found out was more or less for older children. I promised them I would take them to a different park tomorrow that had play equipment for toddlers, which I found in the same vicinity.

All in all, today was a good day. My twins were out of the home all day and they seemed to like it. Now, if only they would stop their obsession with balls. You, know, toy balls, balls they kick, balls they throw. They see balls on their DVD and say "Ball!" and it drives me crazy.

I really hope this obsession ends soon.

Have a blessed evening and day my fellow bloggers.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!






Hoping everyone had a blessed and safe Christmas and that your New Year is even better than this year.
Well, this was our twins third Christmas. They were only one month old Christmas 2005, one year old Christmas 2006 and now two years old Christmas 2007.

We drove to their Auntie JuJu's home around 4:00PM for Christmas dinner and to see their other relatives and because they are not taking naps anymore during the daytime, they tend to be, shall I say, a bit (or a lot) fussy. This said fussiness creates little whiney babies who get on not only Mommy and Daddy's nerves, but everyone around them.

So, no more than 3 hours later, we had to leave; presents unopened and take our twins home, get them out of their beautiful dresses, into their sleepers and off to bed. I keep telling them this is what happens when you decide not to take an afternoon nap. Not that they understand what I am saying or even care, right?

It seems, being a two year old, who is growing, still teething and refusing not to sleep, is par for the course. Am I correct in my thinking?

Terrible Two's is not fun! And!!, it does not matter how many books you read or try to put into practice, two year old twins will be and will do what two year old twins are going to do at this particular stage in their lives.
Anyway, Christmas morning, with all their presents being brought to our home by Daddy, we opened gifts up, had a little fun, then took showers, got dressed and headed off to one of our many local parks. So, we again, had Christmas in the Park. As you can see from photos, the girls had a lot of fun.
Thank you Lord Jesus for my twins and calming their hearts and minds. Please give my twins, and Mommy peace that passes all understanding.
Amen and Happy Birthday Jesus!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Costco with the Twins

Daddy took twins "A&B" to Costco tonight to get some food items for Christmas next week.

Our twins just love their Daddy and Daddy loves taking them out, especially when Costco has a cart big enough for two babies. Too bad other retailers do not invest in a two seater cart. Life could be so much easier when taking babies out. I mean, then there is no need for the tandem stroller and having to put all the items you want in the stroller basket.

Yeah, I know, life can not be that simple. Right?

Oh well, our twins will not be in a stroller for ever... LOL



Have a blessed evening all my blogging friends!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Date Night with our Twins

Tonight, Mommy, that would be me, took Twin "B" to Wal Mart for our date night so I could purchase a new hair dryer. I got the one with ion capability, feminine products and hair conditioner. Throughout our Wal Mart visit, Twin "B" was "taking" up a storm. I mean, she pointed our everything in sight and wanted to hold everything to. I told her, "You are only two and already want everything, this is not a good thing Twin "B"".

Daddy took Twin "A" to Target for nighttime diapers and a Christmas gift. Then, they went to Gottschalks for some Christmas gifts, AE and B&N for some gift cards.

This date night, Twin "B" was the talkative one and Twin "A" was not a happy camper. My twins are still teething and almost anything sets them off. They can turn on a dime because the teething cutting into the gum still hurts. Molars are the last of their teeth and the ones that hurt the most.

Anyway, they love going out on date night with Daddy or Mommy because they get a special time alone and no competition.

My Twins and the Turned Over Changing Table

It seems at the age of two, my twins, let able toddlers I am sure, do not like taking naps anymore. It also seems this a fact for this generation. If I am incorrect, send me a comment.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon, while my twins were not sleeping, they began to cry over something. Their cries were not our of fear or anything, it was just their typical cry over not getting their way.

Let's go back a bit, way back to probably two months ago. This is when I began thinking to myself, "Self, I bet they (my twins), will eventually turn over their changing table because they constantly open and close those drawers only full of stuffed toys."

Now, fast forward to yesterday. What happened yesterday? Can you make an educated guess?

Tick Tock, Tick Tock...

You would be correct!

As I walked their room, unlocked their door and opened it, their changing table was turned over on the drawers and my twins were crying. I bent down, hugged and kissed them and said everything was alright and asked if they were alright, which they were. No bumps, bruises or scratches.

I can only imagine what they must have been thinking as that drawer came tumbling down right in front of them. They must have been frightened if anything. I suppose the crying alone meant they were scared.

The good thing is, they did not attempt to turn the changing table/drawer over today.

Yeah Babies!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Did Huckabee Really say, "Paul is Dead, Paul is Dead, Paul is Dead"?

You be the judge as you read the ticker at the bottom of the interview with Ron Paul.




Really, where is the F B I?

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas in the Park

Last night, my husband and our twins drove to San Jose to spend time with my Aunt and Uncle and open Christmas gifts for "A&E". After opening Christmas gifts and eating some fresh crab from the Bay, we ate dinner ate a chain restaurant that we like a lot and from there drove downtown to the Christmas in the Park.



We had a good time, although we were there pretty late, past 8 PM and "A&E" were getting tired and oh so fussy. When a little toddler goes to bed at a particular time, being up past that time is not always a good thing. I think they had fun looking at the lights and Christmas Trees, the Trains and displays. But really, who knows what a toddler thinks, only what they feel (loud and clear)!
So next year when we go, "A&E" will be three years old and by that time, be more aware of their surroundings. Toddlers, they pretty much control everything parents do, that is until they



can speak our language and tell us what they want, what hurts, what this and what that...






MERRY "CHRIST"MAS!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Climbing Twins, This is a Bad Thing

My twins are very ingenious to say the least. When they want to get to something, they find a way by climbing on a chair, a stool, a turned over bucket and here is a new one, a very big basket given to me by my Mom for my Baby Shower.

That is right, I now use this basket for their dirty clothes, but today, God love them, they, Twin "B", I am assuming, while in their bedroom, supposedly taking a nap, turned over the basket, stood up on it and took items like teething tablets and Mylicon, off the tall drawer.

I walked into their room to given them a healthy cookie, yes, a healthy cookie, and their room, like always was turned upside down, Twin B was sitting near the turned over basket with the teething tablet bottle OPENED and Twin A had the Mylicon bottle, unopened, in her hand.

Scared? Oh yes, I was scared. I mean, even though those teething tabs are homeopathic, they can still be dangerous if too much is ingested. I was not a happy Mommy at all.

After that drama, I took the basket out of the room and it will remain out of the room from now on.

WARNING!! If there is anything your twins can climb up on, they will...... Do not underestimate your twins, they are very bright and they work off each other, like a tag team if you will.

Monday, December 10, 2007

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How Late Do Your Twins Sleep In?

My twins sleep in until 8:15-8:30, almost every morning. Now, I think this is great because it gives Daddy and Mommy extra time to sleep in as well. Although, I am sure they will be getting up at 7:30 pretty soon.

Do you think Daddy and Mommy (Me), just do not hear them already up and moving around? Could be, huh? When our twins go down for the evening, we have to lock them inside their room so they do escape and run willy nilly all over the house, but when Daddy and Mommy go to sleep in the evening, I do unlock their door, in hopes they will run into our room.

For some reason though, they can not always open their door and they just stay in their room until one of us hears them; which is between 8:15-8:30.

I love it when they sleep in until 8:30, it is awesome..

Bathing Twins, Individually

Sometimes, but not all the time, bathing your twins individually is a good thing. For one, it cuts down on the fighting; two, it cuts down on the fighting and three, it cuts down on the fighting.

Along with the above three reasons, individual bathes also gives Twin A and Twin B special time with Mommy or Daddy. The bathes also go faster and you can have more fun with one baby or toddler.

The older your twins get, they might like to have individual bathes anyway. That way, there is no competition among them. I mean, my twins began competing in my womb and it has not stopped since.

Let me give you some insight:

Twin A and Twin B, wake up in the morning, fight over their milk sippy cups, fight to be fed their oatmeal first, fight over the same chair, same toy, different books, same sunglasses, same brush, different color though, same tricycle, same bib, same this and same that...

Need I go on....

On yes, bathing them, at times separately, is a good thing to think about and consider. Oh, and keep one twin out of the bathroom, as to not bother the twin taking a bath and to keep the warmth of the bath inside so your baby or toddler will not get a cold.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Today is my Hubby's Birthday!

Won't tell you his age, but for his birthday, I made him a T Shirt with our twins photo on it and purchased a sweater for him.

His folks watched our twins for about an hour while we went to dinner. I had the best three cheese Chicken Penne ever, at Applebee's.

Then,we went to see if the wireless store where we got our phone was open, they were not. We are getting new phones for Christmas this year.

After that, we went back to his folks house, where his sisters had arrived an our twins were playing and having fun with their 20 year old cousins. We also sang Happy Birthday to my hubby, ate cake and ice cream and he opened birthday gifts.

It was getting late, so we all left and our twins have been sleeping soundly since 8ish.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Road Trip To Salida with Twins

This afternoon, we took out twins to Salida, Daddy had something work related to do. They were actually good on the road, which was only a 40 minute drive, because we turned on their DVD player to occupy them.

Once we arrived at our destination, Daddy and I walked inside and found the place a mess and decided not to let them in. So, I suggested I drive them around town. I drove them in the major road, which goes into Modesto and once in Modesto, I decided to turn into the Target Shopping Center. While in my truck, I turned my head around and found Twin "B" sleeping. I also found our stroller was not in the back of the truck so I was not going to get out anyway.

So, I left the parking lot and drove down this major road in Modesto again towards our initial destination to see if Daddy had completed his work related assignment. I drove in front on this location and did not see him, so drove around a little bit more, then Daddy called me and I made my way back to his assignment and picked him up.

By this time, Twins "A" and "B" were asleep. Oh, it was so cute.

Don't you just love sleeping babies? I do.

Have a blessed day everyone!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Looking for Better Caring for your Loved One(s)? This Website Community is What You are Looking For

Searching for advise or understanding when your loved one is not the way they used to be can be disheartening. If it ever comes to needing advise and or help when your loved one(s) need help themselves, it is time to get that advise and help from Better Caring.com.

At Better Caring, they can help you with care at home, residential or finances.

If your loved one does not want to leave their home, the best thing to do is contact your local police station and have them do a security evaluation of your home to make sure you are safe and in no danger, contacting the local Age Concern group in your area to find out about social activities, visiting schemes or information services, etc.

Now, if your loved one decides to move into a seniors home, there are several options such as the buying sheltered or retirement housing, renting retirement or sheltered housing, housing with Care and finally choosing a housing scheme. Any of these options are available to you, the caregiver and your loved one(s).

For discussions on topics of interest to you and your aged family member, Better Caring also has a discussion or forum area on their website on topics such as health and finance issues.

Better Caring has what you and your loved one(s) need to stay active and live a healthy life.

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Where to find Fluoride Free Toothpaste

Since I posted that article and video about the dangers of fluoride, I realized I had not given you a solution to this danger that lingers in yours and your families bodies.

Here are some companies that supply Fluoride Free Toothpaste.

God Bless!

I am sure there are plenty more online and offline companies who offer fluoride free toothpaste as well. I was not going to give you everything...

Portrait Day with Our Twins

This evening, we took our twins to get Christmas Portraits at Sears in my city. Taking toddlers, let alone twin toddlers, on a photo shoot (LOL), is a joke.

Seriously, they were fighting over the same props, would not cooperate, would not cooperate and would not cooperate.

The photos, in the end, the ones we choose and will receive in two weeks, are adorable. But, hey, I can take better photos with my digital camera that I now own.
Oh, that is right, I did take photos of them at home. Here are some right here and they were easier to corral at home.

The hair clip they are wearing I made at home.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dennis Quaid Sues Drug Maker After Twins' Overdose

That is correct, Dennis Quaid has filed a lawsuit against the drug company for the injuries sustained by his twin babies last month.

The Quaid's are suing Baxter Healthcare Corp based in Deerfield, Ill. saying they were negligent in packaging different doses of the product in similar vials with blue backgrounds.

The lawsuit also says the company should have recalled this product when three children in Indiana were killed in an Indianapolis hospital last year.

The Quaid's attorney, based in Chicago who is filing this suit, said, The reason for this lawsuit is to save other children from a fate such as this and that the Quaid's are not looking for money.
The Quaid's are religious and believes the prayers from the public are what saved their twins lives.

In February, Baxter Healthcare Corp. sent a letter warning health care workers to carefully read labels on the heparin packages to avoid a mix-up.

This lawsuite filed by Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, argues that the company didn't do enough.

The company failed to recall the large-dosage vials after the infant deaths and repackage the drug, the lawsuit contends. It said the manufacturer also should have issued an "urgent" warning to health care providers that required them to educate nurses and others about the problems and implement safety procedures.

More can be read at KNBC.com

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Decorations and Toddlers do not mix

This Christmas, like last Christmas, I had put out a small amount of decorations because I knew my girls would seek and destroy anything they could get their sweet little fingers on.

Well, on my fireplace mantel, I had decorated it in a way my girls would not break or knock down anything. Ha Ha, joke was on Mommy indeed. Oh yes, Twin "A" pulled down some lights and along with the lights came down one of my candlestick, glass candlestick. Oh, I was not a happy camper!!

I cleaned it up, then went the store I got it last year to get a new one. Well, they had this candlestick, but it now has ridges in it. So, I will go back tomorrow and get it. It looks like I will have two candlesticks, made of glass, but one with ridges and one without. And, I will have to remove the lights I am sure.

Toddlers, you love them, and they are so hard to control. They never, ever, ever, ever listen!!!

Mercury, Autism and the Global Vaccine Agenda (agenda, what agenda? Exactly!)

In this video, David Ayoub, M.D. will tell you about the relations of Mercury to Autism along with its connections to “National Security Study Memorandum 200”(for population control). Showing its shocking connections to today’s G.A.V.I. Are powerful forces really trying to help the poor people or could it be for another agenda; the sterilization of the poor? This is an upsetting video and you may not want to belive it. If not, then it is up to you to research this issue, which is scary to say the least. If anything, you need to protect yourself and your family.

Remember, ignorance is not bliss as an adult, an adult who has obligations to protect themselves and their loved ones.



Fluoride, Something You Do Not Want in Your Drinking Water or Toothpaste

In June 2000, Dr. Stan Monteith wrote in his newsletter for his radio show, Radio Liberty, the effort to fluoridate drinking water in the United States. Most European nations rejected the program because fluoride compounds are deadly poison. When Dr. William Marcus, who is a Senior Science Advisor and Toxicologist in the Office of Drinking Water at the EPA, tried to expose the carcinogenic effect of fluoridation in animals, he was fired. When Phyllis Mullenix published a paper that demonstrated the behavioral changes in rats that drank fluoridated water, she was fired. Do you see a pattern here? The scientist who exposes the truth is either fired or "commits suicide". When Dr. Hardy Limeback, Associate Professor of Preventative Dentistry at the University of Toronto, realized fluoridation was harmful, he was told he would lose his job if he discussed the subject publicly.

The whole testimony of Dr/ Limeback can be read here: THE FLUORIDE DECEPTION
and a video by Dr. Stan Moneith, from Radio Liberty, can be see below.




Christmas Lights with Twins

My husband and I were putting up Christmas lights on our garage when the twins opened the security door and decided to come out and see what we were doing. I told them repeatedly to back away from us and the ladder.

Did they heed our warnings?

Take a guess, tick, tock, tick, tock...

You would be right, Twin "B" was getting on the ladder with Daddy and as Daddy was coming down the ladder, he stepped on Twin "B"s fingers and she fell on her bottom and began to cry.

As a good Mommy, I consoled her as I was also angry with her for not listening to me about the ladder. Oh gosh, why is it 2 year olds disregard everything and anything you say? Do they enjoy pain and discomfort? I do not get it!!

Anyway, I walked her back inside and inadvertently locked the security door. Oops!!

So, Daddy and Mommy had to coax Twin "B" to the computer room to open that door which is closer to her hands to reach. When Twin "B" finally made her way to the computer room after Daddy and Mommy knocked on the door, she unlocked the door and we were alright.

Goodness, what do you do when you have fussy twins who ALWAYS want to be in the mix with you and get Mommy, not Daddy, frustrated??? Seriously, what do you do?

Toddlers are a handful to say the least and trying to please them takes skill and patience (which I do not possess) at this time.

This is why my home has a limited about of Christmas decor, or any decor, at this time. Little hands make big messes.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Looking for a Brand New Scale? How about a Digital Scale?



Digital scales are by far the best thing to enter the retail market. I mean, it is a lot easier to read a digital scale and they are by far more accurate.

Check out the new digital scales from Escali right now. Escali has scales that are fashionable and affordale. The Escali Glass Bottom Scale checks your body fat, water, and weight. This scale comes with batteries, so you can start using it right away and there is a 5 year warranty.

Maybe, you would rather have the Escali Primo Digital Scale which is great in the kitchen or room that needs a small scale. This scale has a simple 2-button control which makes it easy to operate. One button is for tare and on/off, and the other determines whether it displays the weight in grams or ounces. Easy!

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When Twins Sleep, It Is a Good Thing

Ah yes, my twins have been sleeping now since 11:50 and yes, this is a good thing. Not really sure when they woke up this morning, but since they are still sleeping right now, I am assuming they were "sleepy".

Recently, they have been more fussy than normal, maybe it is due to their growth spurts? Or, they are still teething, getting in those awful molars, still. So, anyone of these these things could be stopping them from wanting to sleep.

Who really knows, right?

Babies and toddlers are very unpredictable, they may do something one day you like and they next day, they are off the charts. That is why babies and toddlers always make a liar our of us. Something may work once or twice, but if you are looking for a third time, dream on.

Like napping, I can put my twins in their room for a nap and they will just kick their walls, take all their stuffed toys out of their drawers and take clothes off hanger and break hangers sometimes. They will do this and not nap them be all fussy the rest of the day.

Go figure!!

Parenting, especially to twins, is not an science, but an art.

Twins and Doors Do Not Mix

On some of the doors in my home, there is no way I can add a safety latch to my door to keep my girls fingers out. That being said, this morning, or later afternoon, Twin "A" had her fingers in the door, while Twin "B" was closing the door.

Well, I am sure you can imagine what happened next. You guessed it, Twin "A" had a delayed reaction to her fingers getting stuck in the door and the began crying and crying and crying, etc. I comforted her by kissing her fingers and loving her, but after a while, she was just milking it. Her fingers were really fine, no blood or nothing. This is because I was Twin "B" closing the door our of the corner of my eye, with Twin "A"s fingers in the door and quickly took Twin "A"s fingers our, hoping she would have less pain.

In my home, I do have one safety latch on our family room door and will get two more for our computer room which has two doors. But, the utility room, my bedroom and the twins bedroom doors can not accommodate a safety latch for various reasons.

So now, the score is: Twin "A"=2 Twin "B"=0 fingers in door.

But, Twin "B" faked hurting her fingers so Mommy too would kiss her fingers and make them better.

You see, these little Angels are bright and they really know what is going on, even if they do not obey Mommy when I tell them to KEEP THE DOORS OPEN!!