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Much overdue, I am sharing our Halloween photos today.

Elliot went to a youth event at church on Halloween evening.  He dressed as an alien — a costume I bought for $2 last year after Halloween.  After the youth event, he did some trick or treating with us.  I did not get a decent photo of him in his costume.

Zippy, my little sensory man, did NOT want to wear any kind of costume.  He wanted to trick or treat in his street clothes.  I told him he could NOT trick or treat unless he at least put on some camouflage clothes — that way he could at least be a hunter or a soldier.  It was nearly a deal breaker for him, but at the last minute he grabbed the camo clothes and put them on.

Chloe chose her ladybug costume from 2 or 3 years ago.  It was WAY too small for her, but she insisted on wearing it instead of the cute bumblebee or cheerleader costumes.  I just slit the ladybug shirt up the side seams and a little on the arm sleeves so it would fit her, put it with some black clothes, and she was good to go.

As you see,  Halloween is not a big deal at our house so whatever we can find to wear as a costume works just fine.  🙂

Reports from the night:

Zippy did not have a panic attack over peanut candy like he did last year.  I think his anxiety meds helped him stay calmer.  It made for a much more pleasant evening.  It doesn’t take long on Halloween night though for Zippy to reach his sensory limit.  When he reaches that limit, he needs to get home now!  Unfortunately when he reached his limit we were probably 5 blocks from home.  He held it together nicely, and we hurried home.

Right in the middle of all the Halloween / Trick or Treating excitement, Zippy announced, “Oh no.  It’s almost a whole year until Halloween!”  The kid kills me.

Chloe was the saddest ladybug in the neighborhood on Halloween!  She cried and cried and cried.  I was pretty convinced that she didn’t feel well.  Sure enough, the next day is when we learned she had a bad sinus infection and ear infection and that she was, indeed, miserable.  She did manage to have some fun that night and for the first time was interested in walking up to the doors and saying, “Trick or Treat!”  She also insisted on walking more than usual instead of riding in the wagon we’d brought along.

Everyone got bags full of candy.  We’ve been eating on it everyday since.  I’ll give the Halloween candy stash about two more days, and then it’s going to the trash.

And as Zippy said, now it’s a whole ‘nother year ’til next Halloween. . . .

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paul Mastin on November 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Coco’s first appearance on the blog, and you didn’t even mention him! And don’t throw away the candy!


    • I was thinking maybe no one would notice him. And, yes, I’m throwing out the candy . . . or you can take it to work, but it needs to be out of here in a couple of days.


  2. Posted by Mimi on November 12, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Throw out CANDY!!!!!!???? Hold your ground, Paul!!


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