Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"Why We Are Drawn To Tragedy"

I haven't been able to read this whole article yet but I'm very intrigued by it. I'm one of those people that feel like they just have to watch the bad things that are going on. I watch in horror, and I cry, and I just take it all in. I feel my whole body tense up and I'm just filled with unbelievable sadness for these people and all they're going thru.

Of course right now it's the VTech Shooting. I've actually been trying not to watch much of it. I've read a bit on the internet and Garry had something about it on last nite for a few minutes-I was crying within seconds. This time it's different for me, I'm not just sad and shocked that someone can do something so horrible, but I'm filled with anxiety. I feel shaky all over and my insides feel fluttery and empty but twisted and heavy at the same time.

Maybe having kids has changed how I react. I can't even fathom having my kids in school and seeing on the internt/tv that there's been a shooting.

Ok, my mind is starting to fall apart, I have to go do something else and try not to think about this for a while. I've attached the article I was talking about, and a pic of the kids just becuz.



http://lifestyle.sympatico.msn.ca/Why+You+Cant+Turn+Away/BodyandMind/ContentPosting.aspx?isfa=1&newsitemid=35382&feedname=RODALE-MENHEALTH&show=False&number=0&showbyline=True&subtitle=&detect=&abc=abc



Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Over-reacting?

My friend Stephanie had an interesting thing on her blog today-http://stephanies.blog.com/ Please see her blog to see her points as they are written much neater than mine will b:e cuz I plan on just going on a rant. This is an email she got and this is what has me annoyed

"I am convinced that my children are out to destroy every piece of electronic equipment that I own. It all started 1 ½ years ago when my 3 year old dropped an 8 pound medicine ball on the laptop, shattering the screen. She shoved numerous DVDs into the 5 disc CD/DVD player, causing it lose all function except for the radio, which got poor reception. Monsters, Inc. was missing for months. One day it magically popped out of that DVD player! She pulled the 36 inch TV out of the entertainment center and was fortunate to avoid being squashed as it crashed to the floor. She spilled a Slurpee on my cell phone and destroyed the LCD display. My 2 year old yanked the tray out of our next DVD player. He colored a keyboard with a green Sharpie marker. He pulled the button and the tip off of the Stylus Pen and dropped it in a bottle of water. And we suspect that our 18 year old slammed the laptop (with a new $800 screen) shut and shattered it but he insists that it wasn’t him and no one will confess. It has been an expensive year and a half!"

Now all you mothers out there know that some of this stuff just happens. The pens-it seems like pens are magnetic to kids, you think you've picked them all up and 5 minutes later your child has another one! So I can see that. Many of these I can understand but I think most of us don't have ALL of them happen to us-am I wrong? Am I overly cautious? I mean, I know I am, but really?
I've had my toddler draw on books that he shouldn't have, and there was just an xbox game that got broken becuz he took down off the shelf to look at the book and I think the baby ended up chewing on it. So I've been there, I know that things sometimes happen. But a medicine ball on a laptop? Seriously?!? Am I the only one that thinks this is ridiculous?!?!
It wasn't said what the nature of the email was. Part of me wonders if it was an electronic company trying to show why you should buy the protection programs when you buy your electronics-trying to scare you until getting it. At least you kinda hope that's what it is!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

My Babies Are ONE!


It's hard to believe that it's been a whole year since my sweet little twins were born. Last year around this time I couldn't believe that I was almost 37 weeks pregnant with no real labor signs in sight! This of course was a good thing that my little monkeys stayed in there for that long as I was really worried that they would come too early, but I never dreamed that I would end up having to be induced at exactly 37 weeks on the dot-exact same amount of weeks that I was pregnant with Cooper.
My labor went quickly, so quick in fact that husband and his mother almost missed it! They got there within minutes of me having to start pushing. Ryder was born 1:54pm. He was doing great with just a slight difficulty breathing so they took him to the nursery to monitor him. I was pretty out of it after that. Looking back it's easy to tell something was wrong while trying to push out Jorja-I didn't know it at the time but I was bleeding pretty heavily and her heart rate kept dropping. At one point it was down to 38 beats per minute which is very low-luckily they don't tell you any of this at this time. The dr delivered her with the forcepts and she was fine. She had a little trouble breathing as well so she was also taken to the nursery but they were both back with me within a couple hours. They were both healthy with no problems, and weighed 5lbs 14oz.
Here are my little bundles, now 1 year old and over 20lbs. How time flies.





Thursday, April 5, 2007

My Photo Blog

check out my other blog that i've been mainly trying to put my photography on. but i did post about my fun nite with coop last nite.
http://mandisphotos.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 2, 2007

Questions from Stephanie

A wonderful online friend name Stephanie has a blog with some really fun things on it. I try to keep up on all my friends blogs but I must say I get quite behind! On Stephanie's blog (http://stephanies.blog.com/) the other day she had a post where someone asked her 5 personal questions tailored to her and asked if anyone wanted to continue the chain and have questions asked to them. Well I figured since I always get so behind on my own blog this would something to get me writing. So here are the questions she thought of for me. Thanx for taking the time Stephanie, I know you're busy right now.

1. What's the hardest part of living away from your family?
Most of you know that I'm living about 4-5 hours away from my parents and family right now as my husband got a really good job in another town that we just couldn't turn down. The hardest part is that my mom (and dad) are missing so much of the kids growing up. The twins were only 5 months when we moved and now they're almost a year. So much happens in that time and it's sad that they've missed that. Luckily we have a webcam so mom get to "see" the kids and they can see her too.

2. If you lived in a big city, what would be the first thing that you'd do?
SHOPPING & EATING!!!! Tied for first I think. I miss McDonalds, KFC, Wendy's, Kelsey's Resteraunt, I could go on but I won't. and I'd go to Walmart. I'm a cheap shopper and I miss my Walmart-good deals AND McDonalds at the same place!?! It doesn't get any better than that! Oh and see a movie cuz I really miss not having a theatre (not that I get out to the movies much, but I miss having the options)

3. What is the best thing about having twins?
Gosh this one is really hard. I think for me, being that I won't be having any more kids I get to see all the "firsts" twice. Ryder is walking and it's so great, but Jorja's not which is kinda nice cuz I'll get to relive first steps again with her.

4. If you could move anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Back to my family. Or if I could take them with me I'd love to live somewhere warm. Maybe near Disneyland!! How fun would that be!

5. What is your favorite part of being a mom to 3 babies so young?
Hoping they'll be close. I love watching them play together, it's so great. I've always to have kids close in age so that they really grow up together-I love it.