Saturday, November 1, 2008

How Was Halloween? We made it!

Well, let's see. It started with me cleaning up vomit, and was punctuated in the middle by vomit, but we rallied and made it out of the house to visit two of our neighbors tonight in the sprinkling rain.

No more vomit talk! Why don't I start at the beginning of our Halloween festivities?

Thursday was B's school party. She dressed as a cheerleader:

Don't let her face fool you. She had a great time (she wasn't sick yesterday), but it took her a while to warm up to the party. You can't see it, but she's wearing a red satin bow in her hair that just killed me it was so cute. The only hiccup at the school party was looking at the 'chocolate' they handed out - it was a chocolate peanut butter eyeball! And they had no idea! Not that I was about to give B some strange chocolate eyeball, but another mom came up to me totally alarmed, wide eyed asking me "Did you see this?!?!". It is so sweet how the other moms are so protective of B. We've got lots of folks looking out for us.

Since B was feeling sick today, we passed on gymnastics, so there aren't any shots of her as a ballerina. Can you imagine if she was on uneven paralell bars and was sick? Good lord.

After she napped for a few hours, B ate some dinner and insisted that we go out so she could wear her costume (thank goodness she did - I don't even want to talk about how long it took me to make the thing). Here she is (please excuse my lovely belly shot - gotta photoshop that out soon):

And later on, she was playing in it at home:

Lastly, here's a look at my candy for trick or treaters:

Kitkats, Skittles, and Divvies. I made sure there were Divvies for kids with non-nut allergies (oh and the skittles were gluten free). It would have been great if we had more than ONE. Seriously. We only had one lone trick or treater. He scored ALOT of candy at our house.

After we ventured out, B came home and ate two pieces of candy (sweet tarts and some kind of nerd like candy) and went to bed. Happy. Tired. And still a bit sick.

So once all was said and done, it was a pretty good Halloween - no real close calls which was wonderful. Who knows where we'll be next year - maybe allergy free?

Hope your Halloween was just as uneventful (you know what I mean).


p.s. see that banner on the right? yeah, that's right, I'm going to attempt to blog once a day for the 30 days of November as part of NaPoBloMo. Not sure if I'll make it without a slipup, but I'll do my best. Wont you join me?


Elaine said...

Very sweet, she is a doll. We are learning to like skittles around here.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

So glad that she was able to make it out. She's so stinkin cute :) said...

Our Halloween giveaway pumpkin looked just like yours, with the addition of Divvies new BingGo! Divvine Chocolate and BingGo! Benjamint Crunch bars.

Tara said...

You gave out Divvies? FUN! Wish you weren't across the country-- you would have been Ava's favorite house! We too made it through Halloween safely-- our first as a peanut allergy family!