Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Twins and Dinosaurs

Well, I knew this would eventually happen, my twins are "reading"/"learning" about dinosaurs at school. They began learning about dinosaurs in kindergarten, but now they are getting more into what dinosaurs are, what they eat and of course, when they "lived". Oh yeah, this is not something I was really looking forward to, although I knew it was inevitable with them being in the government school system. The contrast between what the government schools are teaching versus what is in my bible are so different it is scary. When Christian parents, such as myself, see their kids coming home with school books on dinosaurs and I know the truth about dinosaurs, this is when it is paramount for mom's like me to be armed with the word of God. Ephesians 6:11

My twins came home with a book that began their journey on reading about dinosaurs and I knew then they were going to be reading about dinosaurs from the worldly school systems 'untruths'. That same day, I began looking for Christian books on dinosaurs and I found several. Well, of course I knew I would find them, I was just hoping they came to me before my twins were done reading this anthology on dinosaurs. The first book I purchased arrived yesterday and this is everything I grew up learning, in my Christian schools, not public schools, and now it is my responsibility to teach my twins the truth of the Holy Bible as well. Dinosaurs in the Bible

This above underlined sentence is just something I found so you could see how Dinosaurs (Behemoth-on land) and Levitation (in water), were walking with man and were herbivores before men began disobeying God. Of course the government schools will not tell you this as they teach on the 'theory of evilution' and all things that are made up and presented to our kids as true. Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. This, of course, has never been easy, but I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

This is a movie I own from Pastor Billy Crone. I was looking for part two and found it online, but will show you part 1 right here. This is Pastor Billy Crone talking about non other than the Dinosaurs in the Bible. Pastor Billy explains so vividly about the dinosaurs and when and how long they have walked with man. I have always known the dinosaurs walked with man, but I love pastor Billy's enthusiam and knowledge he shares with not only his church, but the world who is willing to listen.I suggest you buy this movie if you are not a fan of reading books to kids. Although, the DVDs and movies will compliment each other.

These are the books I purchased about dinosuars, of course they were not called dinosaurs in the bible. Sir Richard Owen named the Behemoth and Leviation Dinosaurs.

These books are good for Christian parents who want to have a head start on the untruths their children will have to learn in the government schools. When our children know the truth from the bible, they will be able to talk about the dinosaurs from the bible with authority and will not be ashamed..this is what I want my girls to be, not ashamed to share the truths and love of Jesus at school.

Oh! I forgot to add this video I took of my twins digging for dinos in our backyard:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Creating Family Memories Are Fun

Ever since my twins were born, well at about age twins, I have been creating memories using these products from Once Upon A Family. Ever since my twins were two years old, this is when I began buying products from this company, I began with their hands and feet. There is this book, Tiny
Prints that I have been using, with paint, on my twins hands and feet. I even put paint on my hands, not feet, and add to their books. Yes, I buy two of everything and love it. These memories are as much for me as they will be for my twins.

Along with using the Tiny Prints, I began putting together a scrapbook for my twins on their birthday. The scrapbook is called "Growing into Mommy's Gown", wedding gown. Every year on their birthday, on their birthday month, I take photos of them in my wedding gown or Nana's wedding gown or at the same time. This is my twins in Mommy's wedding gown on their 1st Birthday.

Right here is a movable growth chart. I like this because if you happen to move, your kids growth marks will go with you. Yes, I purchased two because I have my twins and they like when I have one of each...that is just  how they, and Mommy, roll..

Right here are two baby treasure chests.As you can see, I have filled them to the top with all things that happened with my twins in their first year of life. Also, as you can see, they were born preemies. Today, you would never think they were once preemies. Praise the Lord for my healthy TwiceBabies.
Right here is one of my time capsule. I do have two of these and want to get one more. I have one in
my home and one in the garage. As you can see, this one is full of baby toys and stuff like that.

This is my Family Box. In it are all sorts of things I may need to keep in one location so I am not looking well, all over the place for certain items. This is a great box to have. I just love boxes like these in fact, I need another one soon.

This box right here is called Words of Wisdom and is awesome. I have sent the envelopes and blank paper to both my grandmas, my Mom and my husbands Mom so they can write Words of Wisdom to my sweetie pies.

Right here is something I have been using quiet a lot lately. It is the Tooth Fairy Pillow. My sweetie pies think there is a Tooth Fairy so when they lose a tooth, I put their tooth in this gold pillow and sprinkle "pixie dust" on their bed, pillow, head and stuffed animals. It is a really cute idea.

 Do you like playing games or other fun stuff with my kids? If so, you will love this adorable idea. This is the Family Fun Box. At the end of every week, we write down on the paper in this box, something we want to do and whatever paper in drawn out, that is what we will permitting of course.

Oh, if you love anything to do with your family tree, this is an excellent product. I love it and just sent some more leaves to my Mom to give to my cousin and sister to fill out and send back to me. I even took one of the leaves off recently. I like this family tree because you can hang it on a wall, place against a wall or have it sit on a portrait easel. It is very nice to look at and will not really clash with anything in your home.

I have this Letters to My Dear Child box where
I have written letters to my girls since they were 1 year old.
 I LOVE this letter box because:

  • Letter writing is a lost art
  • This box (even though it is plastic, looks like wood) takes you back 50 years
  • Seeing you own handwriting is more personal than emails
  • Your child will love seeing their Mommy and/or Daddy handwriting
  • These letters will be treasured for ever

Here I am wearing this adorable apron, not sure if this is being sold at Once Upon a Family, but I wear this everyday and my twins love it and I use this folder almost every day for checking things I might be doing during the day like:
  • Washing Laundry
  • Picking up twins toys
  • Watering my veggie garden (Mondays)
  • I have a list of things I do during the week

Now, whether you are newly married, or have been married over 10 years, you and your spouse will love using this adorable Red Love Pillow with notes in it. It is perfect for Valentines Day and everyday:

Finally, I do use all of these products and love them. They have become part of my everyday, especially the Tooth Fairy Pillow, Family Tree Poster, Family Fun Box and well all of it...

Have fun with these and many other product from Once Upon a Family and create memories like I am.

Twins Without Sweets..

Oh yeah, it is Monday and another week. If you read my previous blog articles about my Twins Without Television you would have seen in my title, Week 1, Day 1, et. al.. Well, with my new blog article subject, I will not be doing this Week 1, Day 1....yet. This is just as much a struggle for me, as it is for my twins. So, until I can get this under control, it will probably remain the same.

If anything, keep me and my twins in your prayers that we will stop eating all these sweets, junk foods, and other not made for human consumption 'foods'. Honestly, I think everything made with sugar is made with aspartame (nutrasweet, sweet n low, et. al.)( rat poisoning) and is just slowly hurting our bodies and minds. I will not say what it is really doing to us, I suggest you research it yourself.

One of the hardest habits to break is probably eating unhealthy "foods". Before you buy anything, especially on a store shelf, please read every single label. Almost every, single "food" you see on a store shelf has preservatives in it. Those preservatives are not meant to preserve your life, oh no, far from it. Do you see where I am going with this?

Now, how do we learn about sweet "treats" and all those "enticing" foods we just have to have? Raise your hands if you know the answer. Oh, I see a couple of hands in the back. Yes, what is your answer?

"I think it is from watching television."

"Yes, you would be correct. It is from watching television." 

"Let's not forget mailers and sometimes radio commercials."

"Yes, you over there in the back."

"How about in grocery stores. They have row after row, end caps and checkout lines full of junk foods, gum and trashy magazines to look out and (purchase),"

"Yes, right again. Other places that sell sweet foods are health food stores, even big chain health food stores sell sweet foods. It is kind of any oxymoron, but we still buy the sweets in their stores anyway."

Do you ever wonder this...if we ALL just stopped eating junk food we would live longer and win over the industries that want to harm us? 

Something to think about.. I will write again on Tuesday.

Ta Ta For Now..  

How did you like my little dialogue?

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Twins Without Television: Week 4, Day 5


This is the last day I will be writing about my twins without watching television for a month. I am very proud of my twins for not watching television. There is just so much yuck on television these days, I really do not want them putting that junk in front of their eyes and ears. The television industry is just wicked and the things they are putting in front our children's eyes and ears is horrible, to put in nicely. Even if you do not believe in the things I believe about what is intentionally being put into our children's eyes and ears, it is a shame you do not.

I would love to tell you what I have learned and believe, but you would think I have lost my marble's. The commercials are just as bad, if not worse, than the television shows. Even if you think they are cute, no, there is nothing cute about them. Hidden messages are in every single show and commercial that come from that box in your bedroom, family room or living room.

There are two heavy hitter channel networks, for kids, that really lay it on right in plain sight, if only you are willing to look for the signs.

Anyway, I am just happy my twins are not watching television during the school week. This weekend, they probably only watched 5 hours at most. I am hoping my twins not watching television during the week is really rubbing off on them on the weekend and they will see what a waste of time television is for them.

Alright, so I will begin a new writing series Monday. This will be something just as bad, if not worse, than television and one I find very hard to break myself.