Matthew also went trick-or-treating with some friends. Being a little "backwards" (nerdy, you know?) they decided to do "reverse trick-or-treating" after a while. Turns out, that happens when you ring the doorbell and instead of getting candy, you give them some of yours! They had a lot of fun seeing the expressions on people's faces.
Aaron's costume is an antique, well, sort of. My mom made it many years ago for my brother. When Deborah was little, she passed it on to me. Each of the kids has worn this clown costume. I really tried not to think about it in regards to Aaron. I didn't think he'd every wear it.
Now, if I was only organized enough, we could have a slide show with all the kids in it! But no, no digital camera for most of them, which means I'd actually have to do some work to find them. Maybe in the next life...
A Peak Back in Time:
2011Last year, Halloween found us in the PICU. We'd been there for a few days, been sent to the floor, and then just three days before Halloween, he'd been rushed back down to PICU, being bagged with 100% oxygen to get his saturations back out of the low 70's. We weren't going anywhere soon. He'd caught a cold, plus his lungs decided that they wanted to add asthma to his diagnosis, but we didn't know that yet.
There was a cute monkey costume donated for him to wear. We got some cute pictures and then had to undress him again pretty quickly as he was starting to struggle again. It was a sad, scary time.