Saturday, November 1, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Yesterday slipped away from me. Getting the kids ready for trick-or-treating and having seven girls over for dinner got the best of me.

A day late, I want to take a moment and reflect back on this holiday. We haven't always had the "happy" in Halloween. Jacob has been sick on Halloween, and he spent one Halloween in the ICU. He went into status epilepticus late on Halloween night five years ago. It took 11 days (!) to break the seizures with putting Jacob in a medicine coma. The coma failed, and Jacob's brain is since that Halloween always buzzing, and our boy lost a lot of skills in those 11 days. That is why there is not a single Halloween I don't think about seizures and what it can do to you. 

Yesterday we added "happy" to our Halloween celebration. Jacob was a Minion for the second year in a row. He was handing out candy with mama, and got to hang out with our dear neighbors. Sarah, aka blue crayon, had a blast going trick-or-treating with a bunch of her friends.

Yesterday morning I scanned through old Halloween pictures, and some are just too darn cute to not share. Come along down memory lane:
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Jacob has been working hard on creating his own Halloween story together with his speech therapist Brittany. Yesterday, he got to read it to the whole class!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Love, Maria.


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