Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

I suppose I should start by giving a brief history of our past Halloween experiences. Two years ago Madison was in the hospital being evaluated for some cardiac problems and extreme crying fits that after lots of tests and such was determined to be from some bad reflux. Then last year I was in the hospital because I had just had surgery. Madison still came up to visit me and show me her cow costume and even ended up doing a small bit of trick or treating. The nurses scrounged up some candy and even a few family members of other patients that saw us walking the hall asked if she could have a treat. I remember one older woman who asked if we would bring her in to see her husband because he was really missing thier grandkids and said that seeing her made his day.

So assuming we have no unexpected surprises in the next few hours we will actually be able to celebrate a Halloween outside of a hospital. We spent a few hours carving pumpkins on Friday night, but of course my camera decided to act up so I don't have any pictures of us! I do have some pictures of her carving her other pumpkin with grandma and grandpa this morning. Later tonight we are going to get her all dressed up in her witch costume and go trick or treating at a few houses nearby. She has been working so hard at learning to say trick or treat. We even had a "practice" run when great gramma came over and had a bag of her favorite treat (M&M's). So she got to put on her costume for her and practice saying trick or treat while holding out her pumpkin bag. I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!

P.S. I apologize that the pictures are added on top of each other instead of side by side. I think I figured out how to do what I wanted for next time but didn't want to go back and change everything! Happy Halloween!

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