Sunday, November 01, 2009
Halloween didn't exactly go as planned, but I think the girls had fun, and they will remember mostly the good, and little of the bad...as they always do.
We traditionally have my entire family over for pizza and trick-or-treating on Halloween, but at least 3 of my family members had a fever the week before Halloween, and my sister was very sick that day, so we decided to call the party off in hopes of limiting our exposure to all the germs.
Instead, Nana and Papa came to pass out candy, while John and I took the girls out trick-or-treating. It was pretty chilly, and Holland started shivering after about 15 minutes. Also dampening the experience is the fact that my girls DON'T do scary this year. They freaked out at the first house we went to because they were afraid of the music and decorations, so we almost had to call it a night right then! We finally convinced them that they didn't have to go up to any house they thought was too scary and we continued on. I carried Holland the last half of our outing, but even though she was cold, scared, and seeming a little out-of-sorts, she was a trooper and still didn't want it to end:)
Eden drove her power chair this year, and it was AWESOME! She drove up to everyone's front step and called out "trick-or-treat." With the exception of only one person, everyone came out of their house to put candy in her bag, and as usual, several people slipped her a few extra treats. Both girls were polite and remembered to say "thank you" and "Happy Halloween!"
We were home by 7:00, dumped their bags and got excited about all of the candy (that they won't actually eat), then had some pizza for dinner. During dinner Holland started complaining about a tummy ache, then complained that she was cold even though everyone else was warm. Nana thought her head felt a little warm, so I took her temperature and she had a fever (100.0).
I gave her Motrin and it came right down and stayed down all night. It was up a little this morning (99.8), but after another dose of Motrin she was fine all day. Tonight before bed she was cool as a cucumber so I don't think this is going to be a big deal.
But, I am glad I made the call to cancel the party. I would have felt really bad to give OUR germs to everyone else!
All in all, it was a Happy Halloween, and my girls were SUPER HEROES!
Of course they were.
Posted by Billie at 10:57 PM