By: Owen


Each year for Halloween I wonder if it will be the year that Owen can tell me what costume he wants.  As usual, this was not the year…  Maybe next year.  He loves books and last year he was Max from “Where the Wild Things Are”, one of my favorite books.  This year I picked a character from some of his favorite books… img_1503

He really enjoys reading all about Curious George, his current favorite is “Merry Christmas Curious George!”

Poor Owen was sick the whole weekend leading up to Halloween so we missed trick or treating in our town and the Halloween contest.  I was really worried he would miss out on the fun at school with his class party and the costume parade but thankfully on Monday morning he was well enough to go to school.  He was super pleased to lead the costume parade!


I have shared in the past that Halloween costumes for Owen are tricky.  He has sensory issues, which mean that buying any old costume at the store will not work.  He doesn’t like to wear hats, masks, or gloves.  So I usually try to make something on my own.  This year I purchased an adorable monkey sweater online as the starting point for his costume and he absolutely refused to wear it.  We went to our local amusement park for their Halloween celebrations and I begged him to please just try the sweater on; as he ripped it off and tossed it on the ground he looked at me and said, “Try it OFF!”  As frustrated as I was, that made me laugh so hard.  At least he was able to tell me how he felt about it!


Let’s be honest, Owen looked adorable but the real star of the show was his daddy all dressed up as “The man in the yellow hat.”  Everywhere we went people were pointing and yelling.  He is such a good sport!  


Before going out to gather all the candy, my niece and nephew came over to get photos.  It was so much fun watching the kids run around in their costumes!


My niece and nephew are dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf!  Aren’t they adorable?

The very best part of this year was trick or treating.  Owen finally understood what it was all about.  He ran to every single house with sheer joy.  And at each house he was able to say the words, “Trick or Treat!”  I can’t tell you how very exciting that was for me.  


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