Tony and I went to 2 Halloween Parties, then took the kids downtown for Trick-or-treating, and then we had Church, a ER visit, and a visit from a locksmith. See what I mean?
I guess I'll start on Thursday. We had a check up with Dominic for the Mono. Praise God that he is 100% over the mono now! However, the boys allergies seemed activated. Sigh, and upon examining their ears, the doctor seemed to think that an ear infection with Dominic may soon await us. Talk about a crappy month for him?! More on this in a minute.
So, comes Friday, my best friend Kathleen threw a family friendly Halloween party at her place. We had Dominic spend the night with his Granna, and we took Giovanni with us. It was a lot more fun dealing with 1 kids over 2. And we were able to set up a pack-in-play in the other room and he slept through most of the party. Yep, another redneck set up.
Now for the fun part. I know you all are just dying to know what costumes Tony and I chose. Well, don't get too excited. We really couldn't decided on what to be. I wanted to be Octo-mom, but couldn't find 8 cheap baby dolls. Tony wanted to be zoidburg (sp?), but didn't have time to get the costume together. And we both turned down like 50 other options. So, we finally decided to go as ZOMBIES! Unfortunately, for this party, we didn't leave a lot of time to "properly" get ready, but we still managed to pull off some spooky looks. Mainly Tony, I kinda just looked sick. ;o/
The food was delicious! And some of the costumes were awesome! A friend of ours is in a wheelchair, due to ms. So, what did he go as? A ROLLER SKATE! How awesome!
The first half of the night, we watched the Cardinals WIN the World Series!!! AMAZING! And then the second half we played the game, Curses. Seriously, this game is a must at any party! It's family appropriate, which with games today you just never know, and it's hilarious! My camera's batteries died, so the pictures didn't turn out well. Super disappointing. But it was such a fun night.
Our hosts for the night Black Swan & Jason!
We left the party around 11 and by time we got home, scrubbed off (and I mean SCRUB!) all the fake blood, Tony and I only got a few hours sleep before we had to get up for the downtown trick-or-treating. We literally felt like zombies. We soooo aren't big party animals.
The Downtown Trick-or-treating, so so much fun! We went with my friend Jessica and her little girl Dakotah. Dominic LOVED it! He even got into saying, "Trick-or-treat" and "Thank you" so softly! It was adorable! Giovanni, he would have rather been nursed the whole time or be snuggled up in bed sleeping. Ha!
My little Dinosaur and his "girl"friend Batgirl!
Our adorable little puppy!
5 minutes later...
"Forget this squash, I want that sucker!!"
It was such a great experience. All the businesses on the street had the trick-or-treating. Then on the street, they had free games for the kids and a ton of yummy food! It's great to live so close to some amazing festivities for the family!
|Our ghostly hosts|
A tiny preview of the amazing decor!
Tony & I decided to step out costume up a notch. So, he we are..
I'm a housewife zombie wife & he's my hard working white collar zombie husband. Together we are just trying to make it through this new life of ours. Ha!
Some friends all dressed up! So many amazing costumes! Gotta love the Roller derby "girls" Ha. Such a fun couple!
Our Pastor and his wife Julie as a Mariachi Band! So cool!
And the cool part was, that they hold a costume contest and everyone votes. There were three categories; Scariest, Funniest, and Best Overall. And the winners got AMAZING prizes! Brilliant!
Now, that's pretty the great part..Sunday, it all went down hill. Dominic & Giovanni got colds, but seemed to be doing okay, then Dominic woke up from his nap Screaming for 2-3hours nonstop and burning up. This was obviously, not normal. Considering what the doctor had told me. I figured it to be an ear infection. Called the doctor exchange, which should be call the nurse exchange, because they agreed it sounded like an ear infection, but they couldn't call in anything for him. Well, I'm not going to sit at home watching my baby cry out in pain, so we packed up the car and headed to Urgent care. It indeed was an ear infection. His first one ever, at almost 2 years old!
This has not been his month. He has never had more than a cold and he get tonsillitis, mono, AND a ear infection all in one month! Poor little guy! Thankfully, after just 1 dose of medicine he seemed to be back to normal. So, I think we caught it early. Then, after coming home from the hospital, Tony lock our keys (both pairs) in the car! Ah, so we had to call a locksmith to come and open our doors.
It definitely was a weekend to remember! And now it's Halloween! Not sure what we are going to do tonight. Probably going to play it safe and only take the boys by the grandparents houses. We don't want any more illness in this house! We are determined that November WILL be a better month! :)