I might have figured out how to use my sewing machine on my own, but never in enough time to finish the costumes for Halloween. Vivian chose to be a "real bat" this year--a fuzzy body, big wings, an upturned nose and big ears. The nose was the only thing we didn't deliver. Elena decided to be a bat too, which worked great with her crutches (it's a little hard to see in these pictures). Right as I was finishing some ties for Elena's crutches, I put my needle down and our cat Temple ATE IT. Nana and PopPop spent the evening at the emergency vet (bless their hearts) while I gave out candy and Jason took the girls trick-or-treating.
|Viv shows off her wings|
|E's wings are tied to her crutches|
The girls were out for a little over an hour, walked at least two miles, and got a nice load of candy. E was limping a little--that might be a strong word for it--she was walking funny, I imagine it was spasticity compensating for fatigue. Still, she was in a great mood. Temple had her needle removed and was home the next morning. Huge thanks to Nana and PopPop for saving Halloween!