Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

Penguins on parade!

At the Children's Hospital Halloween party at KCRC

Getting ready to Trick-or-Treat around the neighborhood!

We live on a big hill, where most of the driveways are steep or have many steps. We encourage and expect Elena to do most of the walking--when she's too tired to go on, we head home. She did get carried--but only between three houses (out of twelve, I think). Some of the houses were scary--Elena was very brave, and never fell. She walked A LOT!

I saw a lot of kids running around and trick-or-treating together. My heart felt a little heavy...Elena doesn't keep up with her peers well in a situation like this. But what made my night? When those same groups of kids--running, laughing, chasing each other--noticed Elena, and cheered her name, and made a beeline right for her. They would give her a hug, and say how great it was to see her, and they would talk about costumes. Elena knew all of them--most of the kids were from her school, and I haven't met a lot of them. I was teary...I want to put that memory in a bottle and save it. What great kids.

We went home, and both E and Viv got to choose one piece of candy to eat. It was a late night, and a school night--but the sugar high was worth it.

1 comment:

Josephine said...

I LOVE the penguin costumes!! And I love the story about her friends :)