Zane wanted to go as “Toad”. Not like a frog, but the character on Mario Bros.
So, here is Toad:
“OK kids, let’s take some pictures before we go…”
We headed out to the College Hill area, an area in town they block off the streets and the residents go to a lot of extra effort to decorate all out. It is AWESOME. It is like the most ideal, idyllic Halloween trick or treating scene ever. We love it and are so thankful for the residents who go to the effort. Our neighborhood is not conducive to ToTing, so this is fun.
We met up with Robert’s family and ran into several other families we know there.
The kids even made the news. Zora is at 1:43 (near the end), and you can see the rest of us in the background as she runs down the walk, shouting her “thank you” over her shoulder. When the newscaster comes back at the end she says “Love that little ladybug girl”, which puts a big grin on Zora’s face every time she sees it.
Phoebe’s family invited us to join them for the annual “Ice Cream for Breakfast” Day. We did. I would love to say that we were being super healthy and made “ice cream” by blending yogurt with frozen strawberries, but actually, I just forgot to buy ice cream and that was the easy substitute. No noble crunchy intentions, just me being forgetful when shopping. lol.
To translate the Zaneish: “what do you need” is asking “what do you use to make the ice cream”
#48 Autism Walk Commercial Day (where I accidentally left the camera in the car and missed the really good shots)
They had a sign that said “Get to Know Me” on it, for Zane to hold in case he wasn’t feeling talkative that day (he isn’t always). We couldn’t get him to repeat the line, but since he can read, I suggested they hold the sign above the camera. They did, and he did a great shot, appeared to look at the camera, and enthusiastically said “Get to K -no me”, pronouncing the silent K. Everybody burst out laughing. I rewrote the sign with “NO” in place of “Know”, and we reshot it. It worked, although not quite as enthusiastic.
If by a “liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “liberal.” — President John F. Kennedy