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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ear infection and Asthma???

well, go figure, we ended up in the dr.s office this afternoon. since the last time jordan had the croup, his cough has hung around. the dr. we saw today said that looking back at his records over the past couple of years, that what he seems to have is asthma. croup is a sign of asthma is they get it alot, which jordan does. he gets croup every time he gets a cold. he sent us home with some samples for allergys/asthma and said he will see us back on moday for a consult. i had been wondering about that for a while as he seems to cough whenever he runs or is really active which is all the time...lol. that's the update on him.
kelsey was up last night from 2:30-5:30 a.m. i had a feeling she had an ear infection because she refused to lay down. sure enough, she has an ear infection. after i got to the dr.s office, i felt that just for the heck of it i should have had kaylee checked as well just to make sure she didn't have one too. the dr. was nice and said he would check her just to be sure. kaylee doesn't have one. he said he will send a referral again for tubes tomorrow for both of them. this is the 4th ear infection for the season so far so he said they definitely should have them. so it looks like they will both have the surgery. i don't know what exactly to feel about this. for those who remember, the e.n.t. (the one who will do the tubes) said that if he did do the tubes that he might as well take the lymph nodes out of kaylee's cheek while she is under. this is going to require alot of that, because you will also remember that there is a chance of her face becoming partially paralyzed. i'm too tired to think about it right now. i will keep everyone updated though.
anyway, tonight was halloween. last year we went to a nursing home and trick or treated there. we liked it so much that we did it again this year. it is two fold as the kids love to get candy and the older people love to see the kids. i like that it also gets the kids used to going into a nursing home. i remember when my grandfather was in one and even though we were older, it was still kinda scary for me. i really hope this helps my kids. we invited a couple more parents from the church to come with us and the kids had alot of fun. there was a guy in the lobby, which was dark by the way, and he wears camouflage and stands really still. he has a pumpkin on his head. i remember last year how long it took us to realize that he was real. whenever a kid gets close enough, he jumps them. it really is funny, i guess you have to see it. jordan kept walking by but was smart enough not to get too close, then the pumpkin man scared another kid and jordan stayed away. it was funny. well, that is all for tonight, sorry there are no pics. i will make up for it eventually. have a great evening, and happy halloween!! :)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Dissapointed, but i have pics!!! :)

sorry this is so scatterbrained, i have 1000 thoughts and emotions running through my head. once again i have no pics of latoya either.....ugh.
well, not really too much for an update. i went to a community baby shower today, but it will probably be the last year i go. unless you are expecting or have small children i guess it is not really worth it. i have to say it was nice to just go out with other people my age. i didn't really get much. for the big raffles they had a firetruck rocking ride thing. i was really hoping to get it for jordan for christmas, he would have absolutely loved. one of my friends won it and gave it away. i wish i would have known because i would have bought it from her. there's more to it, but anyway. the twins would have loved it too. they love fire trucks. kelsey puts on the fire truck hat and says "fire guy" :). i try to get her to say fireman, but she keeps saying "fire guy"...lol. i guess i will search for one to buy.
anyway, the girls are talking soo much. yesterday we took them to eat and toya says "thank you mommy" and right after kelsey said it. now she says it whenever i giver he something. it is soooo cute!!!!! we also went to see my grandmother (kids great grandmother) yesterday. the girls cried when we first got there, but each gave grammy a kiss when we left and i got pics. they also love playing on the exercise bike at her house.
we also had a harvest party at church tonight. the kids had fun. i didn't take pictures because i forgot my camera in the van and it was pouring. the girls each carried their own bags and tried all the game and got candy. they were really good about putting it in their bags, but if we stopped too long, they would sit down and check out their loot. :) it made for a long day.
last news is that kaylee has started her medication. i think it will be a long 9 mo. they didn't want to test her again. oh well, even if they did, if it came back negative i don't think i would be satisfied just because she did have a positive test and that would always be in the back of my mind. from here she will have periodic blood tests because the medication can cause liver damage. i don't know what is worse. just keep her in your prayers that she does not get any liver damage. i think that is the worst case scenario. this medication causes lots of side affects though. here is a link to info: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/DR202307. the scary thing is that most of the side affects she cannot tell me about because she is only 20 mo. it's so easy to question why her??? i honestly can say that until she started the medication, i really didn't do that, but tonight after giving her her first dose, i have to admit that was the first thing that popped into my mind. why her, why me, why us???? i don't have the answer. i beleive in God, and i know everything happens for a reason, but why???? i put on such a strong front and make like it is not such a big deal, but this is my baby. she is such a fun loving, energetic, beautiful girl and i am just afraid that something will change. wow, i'm sorry, this is such a emotional post for me. i think writing it makes it more real, this is hard. it's gonna be another long christmas i think. we are coming up on the one year marker of doug's father's death and now this with kaylee. it almost makes you not want to celebrate, but it wouldn't be fair to the kids. maybe it will get better as we get closer, but i think it will just get harder. who knows. enough emotion for tonight. i know people do and are going through worse, but it feels just as bad when it's your own family and especially your own innocent child.
it's been one of those days. here are some pics to lighten up the post. enjoy and please keep kaylee in your prayers.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Not much of an update

well, i talked to the home health nurse today and she said she will check into getting kaylee retested before we start the medication. i just think that as her mom, i would like to have one more test to be sure it definitely is TB, especially since it is 9 months. anyway, i should hear back from her today. i also got another call from a different home health nurse who wanted to know what i found out about the strawberry on kaylee's forehead, what!!!! how did she know??? she said when things like that get a referral, the state gets a letter that tells them about it so someone can check in and make sure we are getting the help we need?? anyway, i told her that the dr.s were going to give us a referral and then decided all of a sudden that she didn't need one and wouldn't give us one. she was not impressed and said i should see my primary care physician and bring it up with them. i'm not too worried about it after hearing from the dr. in boston, but if they are willing to give me a referral, then i will take her to be seen. what can it hurt??? we'll see. i may wait until their physical in feb. we'll see. i wish things didn't always happen to kaylee! on to other news, toys has two loose teeth. i was hoping that she would still have them for her pictures, and she did. she hasn't lost them yet. anyway, that is all for now. good night!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Few Days Late!

on the post that is. i was planning on updateing last night, but completely forgot. so, anyway, here it is. the dr. that i had emailed about in boston, did email me back rather promptly on monday morning. she said that there are different kinds of "strawberry's", and the kind that kaylee has will certainly go away on it's own. she said that the steroid treatment will not do anything for it. i thought there moght be different kinds as the mother of the little boy had said that he had three of them and that they got infected sometimes. kaylee has only had one and it has never gotten infected. anyway, she stated it would go away by the time she is in second grade. i sent her a picture and she said it is already showing signs of going away. we'll just have to cover it with bangs until then. oh well, it was worht a try. i also got a call from the specialist in portland about the tb. they have decided to start her back on the medication. i have to go pick it up tonight.

anyway, here are jordan's 4 yr. pictures. they came out really good. the package we got was of him and thomas, of course! latoya is getting her pictures done at school today, so when they come in, i will post that. of course school pictures are only one pose, but they usually come out really good. by the way, on anmy of the pictures i post, if you click on them, they open in a new window and are bigger. well, have a great day.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Wonderful Pic of Latoya!

well, my one picture i have today is of latoya, go figure! a couple from church gave this to me tonight. it is from old fashion sunday about a month ago. the hat was made by my grandmother, toya's great grandmother! it was made for me and my sisters when we were little. it is really cute. beleive it or not, that is all there is for tonight. i hope you enjoy the picture. good night.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

No New is Good News :)

of course, it's not as interesting, but it means we are happy for the moment and there isn't too much chaos. there really isn't much to tell or any pictures. i could have taken a pictures of kelsey's first fat lip, but i didn't. i was pushing her in the cart and went over the curb and i didn't realize she had her mouth on the metal bar and when the cart bump down onto the road, all of a sudden there was blood. because mouths bleed soo much, i couldn't tell how bad it was, i just saw alot of blood. she (or i) did a pretty good job. her little lip is swollen and there was a little hole where her tooth went in. luckily she didn't break any teeth, and it closed pretty quickly. by the way, i was busy trying to keep jordan from running into the road! while we were browsing, we saw a couple and at first when she was asking about the twins, i was just thinking oh another one, but then she said she had 2 year old triplets at home. all i thought was WOW! she showed us a picture and they are cute! she has 2 boys and a girl. one of the boys had a couple of hemengiomas on his face like kalyee's and she was told of a dr. in boston that specializes in them and put her son on some steroid treatment and she said that worked great! my dr.s office won't do anything about them, so i am going to see if i can find out who the dr. was and try to get a hold of her. maybe she can do the same for kaylee. anyway, that's about it. hopefully i will have a better update and pictures tomorrow. have a great evening. :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Another update on Kaylee's TB

we had our appt. with the e.n.t specialist in brunswick. he is the one who ordered the tb skin test to begin with. he said the only reason he ordered it was because he felt the lymph nodes were swollen just because there was a disease in the body not because he thought the tb was in the lymph nodes themselves. he was very thorough and went through the options with me. he like the specialist in portland feels that it is just in the body and nor the lymph nodes. he said it is ultimately our decision as to whether we want them to remove them or not. one drawback is that right where the lumps are is also where a major facial vein or vessel (can't remember what it was) is. he said they do these all the time, but there is a risk of facial paralysis for life. he said what he would like to do is start treating her as non active(meaning no tb in the lymph nodes) and if they do not go away then remove them at that time. of course then you have the question of, if it is active tb then won't it spread. he said no necessarily. i am very confused, but my thoughts right now are to start treating her as inactive and see what happens. the facial paralysis really scared me, and maybe that's why he told me that. we also discussed tubes for the girls and he said to discuss it with their dr. again and make sure that was what we wanted to do and he would do it. he also said that if we do go with tubes that we may as well have the lumps taken out so they will only have to do general anesthesia once, but i don't think i want him doing that. i guess we will cross that bridge when we come to it. anyway, on to more news.
our dog got sprayed by a skunk tonight!!! boy did it stink!. i didn't think we would ever get the smell out of our house or off her. i found this awesome recipe that worked the very first time. here it is:

The Recipe & Directions

The Skunk Remedy Recipe

In a plastic bucket, mix well the following ingredients:

1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

1/4 cup of baking soda

1 to 2 teaspoons liquid soap

for very large pets one quart of tepid tap water may be added to enable complete coverage.

Wash pet promptly and thoroughly, work the solution deep into the fur. Let your nose guide you, leave the solution on about 5 minutes or until the odor is gone. Some heavily oiled areas may require a "rinse and repeat" washing.

Skunks usually aim for the face, but try to keep the solution out of the eyes - it stings. If you have any cuts on your hands you might want to wear latex gloves for the same reason.

After treatment, thoroughly rinse your pet with tepid tap water.

Pour the spent solution down the drain with running water.

NEVER, ever, store mixed solution in a closed bottle, sprayer,etc. Pressure will build up until the container bursts. This can cause severe injury.


1) Clean plastic mixing containers and utensils are preferred. Metals encourage auto-decomposition of the peroxide.

2) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% solution is usually sold in pint (500ml) bottles, so you'll need two. The 3% grade is often marked "U.S.P.", meaning that it meets the standards for medical use and purity as set forth in the United States Pharmacopoeia.

The use of other strengths/grades is not recommended unless you're a chemist, and even then a trip to the 24-hour drugstore is much better than a trip to the emergency room.

3) Use baking soda, not baking powder. "Arm and Hammer" is one popular brand. Baking soda is also called: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, U.S.P., Bicarbonate of Soda, and Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate. Do not confuse any of the above with Washing Soda, which is Sodium Carbonate. Washing Soda is about 100 times more alkaline than Baking Soda and can cause skin burns to both you and your pet.

4) Two preferred brands are "Softsoap" and "Ivory Liquid". As far as auto-decomposition of the peroxide is concerned, the surfactant package in these two is fairly inert. Heavy-duty grease-cutting brands such as "Dawn" are less inert, and hair shampoo is probably the worst.

5) Once mixed, the peroxide slowly breaks down into water and oxygen gas. Thus it gets weaker with time and so it should be used promptly. The exact rate depends on temperature, pH, and catalysts such as trace amounts of metals (iron,etc.) in the soap and/or tap water.

How much pressure will the complete decomposition of 3% hydrogen peroxide produce in a closed container ??? It depends on how full the container is. Assuming negligible solubility of Oxygen in water, a bottle half-full of peroxide will develop about 140 psi. A bottle 3/4 full would develop 420 psi. This can do a lot of damage.

Highly pure hydrogen peroxide decomposes very slowly if kept cool and in a dark place, a few percent a year. The more dilute solutions usually decompose faster (due to impurities in the dilution water) and have a trace of stabilizer added. So why aren't the bottles in the store bloated or bursting ? Look carefully inside the cap... you'll see some very tiny holes in the cap liner to let the oxygen gas escape. A good reason to always store bottles upright.

Look for an expiration date on your peroxide. If you're using stuff which has been sitting around in your medicine cabinet for years, buy fresh peroxide.

6) Tepid: lukewarm.

7) All brand names mentioned in this website are trademarks of their various owners.

As for the house, i mopped the kitchen floor and then set up 5 little bowls of tomato juice around the kitchen (it's supposed to absorb the smell). it seems to have worked, and really fast!!! i can't say the same for the outside though. i also thought i would say thanks to my dad for bringing over the ingredients. you see, i am not a cook and had no baking soda. anyway, that's the update for tonight. now you know why i am not an animal lover, i have 4 kids, why do i need someone to keep me busy after they go to bed???? oh well, she is good and is getting better at listening, maybe one day i will love her (i only like her right now). okay, have a great evening, i know this is a pretty boring update following the great pictures last night, but who knows, maybe someday you will nedd this recipe :)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Just some cute pics!

Kaylee, Latoya, Kelsey, and Jordan

tomorrow is the big appt. with the specialist. we should find out about tubes and about what we will do about kaylee. obviously there will be more tomorrow. on to other news.
i got these tights for the girls as hand me downs and they are just too cute. i think they look like punky brewster(showing my age a little), except they match. someone at church said they looked like rainbow bright as well. either way, they are super cute!!!! here are some pictures: (boy are they growing up, and FAST)
for those that know jordan, then you know whyt i am including this picture, and not just because it is absolutely adorable. for those that don't know jordan, he can be very mean to his sisters. i think it is definitely a jealousy thing, it just happened later instead of when they were little. i really hope he grows out of it soon. any advise on how to help him along would be appreciated. he is really weird about them though because one minute he will be hitting them and the next he will be all lovey as pictured below:

Kaylee, Jordan, and Kelsey
a funny story ~ they had a fire drill at the preschool. his teacher said that jordan was highly
dissapointed when there was actually no fire or fire trucks.

and here is a goodnight kiss for all. they do this every night, it is soo cute!!!

Kelsey(L) and Kaylee(R)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Thank You!

first i wanted to say thank you to those that have left comments, now and when i first started. i know people are reading it as the count keeps going up, but it is nice to know that it's not the same one or two people, although i do love that those one or two people are interested in my kids. of cours i know one of them is my sister in n.c. who only gets to see her nieces and nephew 3 times a year at most, and because i am such a mean...i mean busy mom, i don't get pictures sent out to her very often, so atleast she can see a day to day update with pictures. another one is my mom, even though she sees them every day, literally. can you ever get enough of your grandkids, i don't know???? i guess it depends on the grandparent. anyway, enough about that, i just wanted to say thanks to those that have responded and to those that haven't. it makes writing a blog a little more satisfying when you know people are reading it.
well, i wasn't going to update as nothing new really happened today, but i figured i had a few spare minutes. who needs sleep anyway???
looks like toya won't be going on her field trip to pumpkinland after all as it will be raining. i'm glad we took them by ourselves. i noticed that jordan has been eating like a pig the past few days, at first i thought it was because he was going through a growth spurt, then i remembered....duh, he is on steroids for his croup. i'm glad the meds are only for 5 days...lol. nobody can beleive he is only 4 as it is. okay, i am going to bed now as that is all the news, interesting, huh??? have a good night!!

Late or Early Update

well, i see that the name thing didn't go over so well. oh well, i guess people are just to shy to say hi. anyway, sorry for not updating last night, it was just a relaxing night.
anyway, i got a call from the specialist in portland this morning. she said the reason she hasn't gotten back to me is because she honestly didn't know what to tell me. she said if i decide to that we can definitely have the lumps removed so she can look at them, it's just a matter of finding a surgeon willing to do it. her concern is that kaylee is so little and she doesn't know how she will handle the anesthesia. she said other than that, all else will be cosmetic. her recommendation is that we wait it out and see if they continue to grow. she said they will start treating her as inactive, the problem with that is if it is in the lymph nodes and we treat her as inactive, the tb could definitely spread because one medication will not stop it. i honestly don't know what to do. my gut says wait, but what if it is tb in there??? we have a specialist appt. with dr. penner in brunswick and she said to discuss it with him as he will be the one to remove them. she said whatever dr. penner and i decide, she will go along with. she said because of the size and the fact that they are not growing anymore, that she does not think that it is tb in there. she said the only way to know for sure is to have them taken out and looked at. she doesn't want to start the medication again until after we meet with dr. penner again just in case he does decide to take them out. i guess i will update again after we see him. she also said i realize that this is not my child, so i see why you would want to know for sure, and probably nothing i say unless i can say it with 100% certainty is going to satisfy you, and i don't blame you. she was much nicer this time, of course she had the charts so she could really talk to me too. anyway, i will possible update again tonight if anything interesting happens. have a great day!!
i thought just to make brighten things up, i'd shjare some of my favorite photos of when the girls first came home: (they were about 1-1 1/2 mo. old)

Sunday, October 15, 2006

What's Your Name???

i saw someone do this on their site and thought it would be interesting to see how many people actually check my blog. what io would like you to do is post a comment just say hi, and if you would like to include how you found my site and where you are from that would be great. i see that my site is looked at about 20-30 times a day, so i am just curious. have a great night!!!

Another Sunday

today was a normal sunday. church, cleaning the church, and church again at night. i don't mean to imply that church is a bad thing, because i really like it. i like alot of things about it. i get to talk to adults, and i usually enjoy the sermons, of course it is hard to pay attention to the pastor when i have a 4 yr. old wiggle worm next to me, but he is getting better. i might be able to get something out of it again someday :). i also remember what i was going to say about jordan yesterday. he has been coughing ALOT and the other day we were in the van and i heard him gaging. i asked him if he was okay, and he said yes. i heard it again and asked what he was doing, he said his throat was itching and he was trying to scratch it by sticking his finger down his throat and itching it....lol. i told you he was funny!!! anyway, that is all for tonight. i know it is not much, but, i am kinda glad, it means my life was a little less hectic today....or so it seemed :) have a great evening!!!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

It's Croup!

i ended up taking toya and jordan to the dr.s today. jordan is on steriods now for croup. he got it alot last year. every time he had a cold, it turned into croup. i was thinking that he hadn't had it in a while and then thought..duh, it was summer. so anyway, that is that. toya did not have a u.t.i. i'm glad about that. there really isn't much else to post about. toya goes on her field trip to pumpkinland with her class this week. i won't go to it as we took them there ourselves. we had jordan's 4 yr. pictures taken about a week ago and they should be in on the 17th. when they come in, i will post them. i think they came out really good. toya's 8 yr. pictures will be done at school at the end of this month. there was something funny that jordan said, but i can't remember it now. i know i always talk about thing he says, but he really is funny. as toya says, i'm glad i have a brother to make me laugh. if i remember what it is, i will edit this or write it tomorrow. good night!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Not much here!

well, i don't really have anything to post tonight. today was just a "normal" day. we checked out khol's tonight and that's about it. toya got a new pair of dress shoes as hers have a big hole in the toe and jordan got some new underwear. he kept complaining that his old ones were too tight. i had to agree when i saw the marks on his waist. i think toya and jordan will both be going to the dr.s tomorrow. jordan sounds extremly croupy and toya possible has another u.t.i. when we were at the dr.s last time, one of the nurses remarked "they haven't given you your own room yet?" :) she was just kidding. all the nurses know the twins, it's always "oh, look it's the fournier twins", or "how are my girls?" there will probably be more to update tomorrow. i didn't think i had any pictures for tonight, but jordan's teacher sent home a new picture from when they went apple picking. it was cute, so i thought i would share it:

Good Night!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Piggy Back!

well, once again, not much going on here. the girls had a dr.s appt. today as they have not been feeling well, and wouldn't you know it, they both have ear infections AGAIN. i think we are looking at tubes. i really hate to do it, but i don't really see too much of an alternative. we'll see what the e.n.t says on the 19th. toya came to curves with me an my mom tonight. she loved it. i won't make her go, but if she wants to, i will let her. she could do most of the machines. we try to go 3 days a week, but if she goes, she will only go two days. we'll see. it could get old fast, but i don't think so. it gives her alone time with mom and grammy, plus she really does like to exercise.
the fire dept. where doug volunteers does a calendar fundraiser once a year. the calendars cost $10 each and for every calendar you buy, your name goes into a drawing. they draw one name for every day of the month, yuor name gets put back in if you win. we bought two this year and Doug came home from training tonight with a check, seems we won. it's only $25, but hey, it works for me.
so, here are the pics for today. before the kids went to bed, toya was giving them piggy backs, hence the title for this post. yeah, for getting all 4 of them. not in one shot, but it works. here they are:

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fun with a pop up laundry basket! :)

nothing really to report. we didn't go to church tonight, for a couple of reasons. one, the girls have yucky noses, and two, since jordan has started school on wendsdays he is exhausted and sitting in church on wendsdays nights doesn't do too well for him. he only goes to school on tuesdays, wendsdays, and fridays, and only from 8 a.m to noon. i don't think he could handle all day yet. he gets home, sits on the couch and says "i'm tired". that's his ritual now. toya went to church tonight with grammy. the other three were in bed at 7:20. i got them ready at six and by 7:00 they were ready to go up. between 6 and 7, the girls found the laundry basket. kelsey was brave and climbed in, and kaylee was content to watch her and laugh at her. jordan thought it was quit funny. here are the pics:

here are the girls climbing the stairs to bed:

i once again did not get a picture of latoya. i really meant to when she got home from church, but i forgot. i thought i would pass on a picture of her tri-weekly (comes out every three weeks with their grades). she has come such a long way, doing an extra year in first grade has made second grade sooo much easier for her. she is now the same age as everyone in her class instead of being the youngest. she will be 8 on nov.25. five more years and she will be a teenager....ughhh. anyway, we are very proud of her. here is a picture, i hope you can read it:

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Firestation!

well, i have been telling you all about jordan's field trip to the firestation and we went to that today. i wasn't going to go, but decided at the last minute to go. it was interesting with three toddlers under the age of two, but we did it. the kids had a blast!! i got lots of pictures, but i can only share a few. once again use the photobucket to see more: http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g190/ds4nier/. you'll have to give me a few days to get them on there though. we got to the station at about 11:00 and they got to see a firetruck and sit in it as well as a medical fire truck (sorry, i don't know the proper term). they also got to see all the equipment and got to see a firemen come down the pole. when they were looking in the fire truck, jordan saw a handle on the door and said "what does that do???". can you figure out what he was talking about??? it was the crank to roll down the window...lol. the firmen says "i have to get used to all these young kids that have electric wondows". it really was funny. here are some pictures:

The Kids in the Rescue Truck:

The Kids in the Fire Truck:

Misc. Pics

on to more unimportant news. last night, my hubby went to take the dog potty before going to bed and noticed that she kept trying to go under the porch. he got her over to go potty and on the way back noticed a skunk by the stairs. he said it's tail was already raised. somehow, they got away without getting sprayed, but the outside and even a little inside, really stinks. we're praying for rain!!! :) i also got stung today, boy did that hurt. this is only the second time i've ever been stung. my finger swelled up to twice it's normal size. it has finally gone down. i'm glad it was me and not one of the kids as they were all out there at the time. well, i guess that is all for now. will update tomorrow, maybe. good night!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Pumpkinland :)

Kaylee (devil), Latoya (witch), and Kelsey (pumpkin) ~ Jordan wouldn't be in it.
today we went to pumpkinland. the kids had alot of fun. a note worth mentioning ~ just because a haunted day ride says suitable for all ages, doesn't mean it really is. :) of course the one that screamed the loudest was the oldest, i won't mention any names!!! i think i managed to get atleast one picture of each, and some of them together. they had fun besides the haunted day ride. they got to go on a hayride to pick a pumpkin, and then a horse drawn wagon ride. we got lost in the corn maze, no i am not kidding.

Latoya and Jordan in the corn maze!

they had slides, animals, and a balloon house. there was alot to do. this will be the last year that i don't have to pay for the twins. thank goodness, because it would have been WAY too expensive. jordan gave us a scare when he took off. we could not find him anywhere and because it is just a big open field, we didn't have a clue where to look first. we finally found him after about 5 min. i must admit, it seemed like forever. he of course was just riding a tricycle. he literally was with us one second and gone the next. anyway, enough about that. overall it was a fun day.
jordan goes to the firestation tomorrow, i had no problem getting him to bed tonight. when we got home i was telling him that we would get some carving knives and carve faces in the pumpkins and he said he didn't want to, so i asked him what he wanted to do with it, and he said "make a pumpkin pie", i asked him how we would do that and he said "put it in the microwave"...lol. i think i use it too much, he thinks that's where everything is made.
well, i think the rest is just pictures. i hope you enjoy them!!! i will also be putting a link on the side that will lead you to my photobucket. so, when i take pictures, i usually cannot include all of them in the blog, but will put them in my photobucket. feel free to check it out. here is the link for now: http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g190/ds4nier/
Here they are on the slides:

On little tractor wagon ride:

Sitting on the Hay stack:

On the Horse Drawn Wagon Ride:

Couple of Random Pics: