We kicked off the season with Z's school carnival, which is a huge, kindof overwhelming event, but it was fun. Last year, it seemed Lu picked up strep there that led to her stay at Children's Hospital, and this year while we avoided that, it does seem something there (either the hay or the dirt from the field) triggered her asthma.
So, a visit to the asthma and allergy specialist (where we got our own nebulizer) and many home breathing treatments later and we were on the mend. Thankfully, she didn't feel bad. In fact, the hardest part was trying to pin her down for her breathing treatments!
Saturday, Nick volunteered at Boo at the Zoo, so my parents came over to hang out with Lu (she didn't really need to be outside for a couple of days while she was recovering) and I took Z to it. It was crazy crowded, but we squeezed in some fun and lots of candy while we were there.
Monday night was Halloween, so we came home, ate a quick dinner, and headed out. It was pretty low-key (I think we got out a little later than everyone else), but we had fun trick or treating in the neighborhood. Afterwards, we got some ice cream from CFA, and went home to start the best part, sorting!
Last year, we really wanted to check out the Day of the Dead festival, but didn't get to (it was still raining and Lu was still sick). This year, even though it fell on a Wednesday, we made it happen. And we were so glad we did! It was lots of fun and a great cultural experience!
They had crafts for the kids, great costumes and face painting, a whole section of altars, music, dancing, great food, and yummy treats! I really can't say enough great things about it. I hope we get to make it a tradition!
That concluded the Halloween festivities! Next up, Thanksgiving!