Sunday, November 25, 2012

Halloween... was a month ago

Happy Halloween! It was almost a month ago... it's been a non-stop crazy month. A quick recap...

We carved pumpkins. I can claim the happy face pumpkin, Marta made the one with the holes, Mary carved the haunted house and you and Daddy did the ghost in the jack-o-lantern. You and Marta made these insanely adorable and very delicious monster brownies. Seriously, look at these things.

 Nora, you insisted on being a purple brewha and carrying a Yoda Easter basket. Lucy was a strawberry, not a tomato or red pumpkin. A strawberry. We trick or treated and enjoyed the crisp cool air because.....

 Lucy had croup! In the middle of a hurricane! Hurricane Sandy was in full force when we lost power and Lu was having some breathing difficulties so Daddy hooked up our mini generator to power up the nebulizer  We even took a flashlight bath to help open up her airway. Unbeknownst to me, nebulizers do not help with croup and the swelling of the trachea. At 11pm Lucy woke up in clear distress and could not catch her breath. After an initial check by Marta we braved the hurricane and whisked her off to the E.R. where some steroids helped her swollen trachea. The next morning and day, we were all exhausted. Thank goodness the area had basically shut down due to the hurricane so no one went to daycare or work and we all just rested. 

A few random pictures to end our October. 
Lucy traveling around the house with her backpack.

REAL Birthday party fun!

Make believe birthday fun. 

Playing Nonna's piano. 

Story reading with Nonni and Teddy. 
For my final installment in October:
Nora, you were in your first ballet recital  Now. Don't get ahead of yourself. You take "Pee Wee Princess Ballet" at a YMCA with Ashley. The recital was 15 minutes, tops and in a workout studio where the parents sat along the mirrored wall. But you were asked to dress up as a princess and you chose Belle. It was crazy cute. And you are quite a good dancer because you love to follow directions. In fact you always want to play, "ballet class" or "gymnastics" or "school" where you are the teacher giving directions. So you are good dancer, not because you are the next child prodigy because you thrive off of following instructions.... as long as they don't come from your father or I.  

And my Thanksgiving goal is to have November all neatly updated by (gasp!) the end of November. Don't start counting down, I know December starts on Saturday. 

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