This video pretty much summarizes Halloween 2011.
I honestly can't remember what we did for Makenzie first and only Halloween before her accident. I could dig up pictures but really I don't care because every year holidays in general get better and better. Makenzie is more aware and she loves each holiday with the same passion as the rest of our family.
Halloween was no exception. I am not a big fan of Halloween. I hate buying costumes that my kids wear for 3 hours and then never look at again. Carving pumpkins hurts..... literally and normally in these parts it is so cold outside that by the time you put on a coat, hat, gloves, and boots on you can't even see the costume any ways. However in the interest of the annual sugar high and making my kids smile we carve the pumpkins, buy the costumes, and freeze our little hineys off.
Makenzie may not be able to "carve" a pumpkin but she can play with the guts with the best of them. She had orange slimy gunk EVERYWHERE by the time she was done. It was in her hair, all the way up her arms, in her lap, stuck to her chair, on the floor, and I even found some in her diaper. She got a bath and so did her chair!
The boys, now they can carve! As they get older it is so nice not to have to do the whole project for them. I did help gut most of the pumpkins but they carved them all, even Makenzie's!
So this year Makenzie was a cat. Quite honestly I didn't ask her what she wanted to be. My friend hat an old costume that was her size and it was free. Did I mention I hate buying Halloween costumes? She was the cutest little cat on the block!
Makenzie, Mr. 14, and myself went trick or treating with a good friend and her kids, We must have been a sight to see lugging around two wheel chairs, and a stroller. Makenzie used her iPad to say "Trick or Treat" at EVERY SINGLE house we visited. In fact Makenzie lasted the longest of all of the kids. I think she would have kept on going and going if I had let her. (if you skipped the above video you really should watch it!)
For the first time ever my other two boys headed off into the night with their friends. I can't believe they are that old and independent already!
All in all it was a great night! Everyone had a great time and arrive home safe. If could be an interesting morning considering everyone got to bed super late but it was well worth the memories!
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