Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Trunk or Treating

Today Daniel's school offered a "Trunk or Treat" event for the little ones. For those of you who are not familiar with a "Trunk or Treat" event, it is where individuals decorate the trunk of their cars and little ones go "trick or treating" to the trunk in the parking lot of a school. We, of course, did the trunk aspect, as well as handed out treats to Daniel's schoolmates. Our trunk looked like this.....

And yes, the cauldron is smoking all thanks to Mike's love of dry ice. I do have to admit, it was a huge hit.

Prior to visiting the trunks all the kids came out of the school and sang a couple of Halloween songs for us. This is Daniel and his class as they headed out to the sidewalk for songs.

I tried to take video of him singing but it did not work out well at all. So, here he is performing "It is Time for Halloween."

He was a little off in his timing

And I just love the look on his face. The bubble over his head should be "Hey Genie, that's my line."

After the their "performance" off they went to get their treats. And yes, Daniel had his huge school bag open and ready....

And I think this is my favorite. His face is just priceless and again the bubble over his head should read, "God this thing is getting heavy. Good thing I have BATMAN muscles to help me carry it!"


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

A couple of weeks ago we went pumpkin picking and found these two. Can you guess which one is Daniel's?

Having to take them inside since the squirrels started to think they were pumpkin pies and eat them, we waited until last night to finally carve them. As you can see Daniel could not wait to dive right in. And yes, that is a sheet rock cutting tool, which we used to carve them. Don't knock it, it works great.

Since he was so excited to carve them, the tops came off and then the drawing ensued.

We did try to keep the space as clean as possible and that included Daniel. As always, he drove right in and started scooping pumpkin guts without any pants.

And even grabbed a handful of guts.....

"Ah, yes. This is what I am talking about."
Once the "guts" were removed from the big pumpkin, off the top came from the little one and pumpkin scooping continued. And of course it had to be with his fingers....

Gotta love the pumpkin seed stuck to his leg in the above pictures.
In the end, we had a good time carving them and Daniel had to make sure they were both all cleaned out....

"Anything else in here?" "Nope, so let's get to craving."
So how did they turn out? Here you go.... Daniel's and Daddy's pumpkins. Of course mine in still sitting on the floor waiting to be cut. Isn't that always the way?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oh No....

Halloween is only a week away!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Milestone!

This afternoon marked Daniel's last standing feeding therapy appointment ever! After two and a half years of going ever Thursday afternoon for an hour, Daniel has proven to all involved in his case that he can eat on his own and can graduate out of the program. His pulling of his G-Tube also helped but we did have to go one last time to close the chapter. I do have to say it was bitter sweet as his therapist gave him a present (a Star Wars Potato Head) and his nutritionist made cupcakes and brownies for him (which he was all over). As happy as I am that we are done with this chapter I can't even begin to put into words what these two ladies have done for Daniel and us. I am in awe to think I brought him to them when he wouldn't eat a thing and now he is eating everything and anything (well except yogurt). Simply amazing!

So here is to Daniel for once again proving everyone wrong. Congratulations! What are we going to do with all our time???