I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. I really do hope everything goes well for everyone. As much as Mason loves Halloween, it is always a little difficult due to his sensory issues. Costumes that work for him are HARD to find, but I think we had good find this year with a pair of Skeleton pajamas from Gymboree. Mason really enjoys the Halloween carnivals, though there is no way on Earth he will do the face-painting. The kid can't handle stickers or even bandaids, so face painting never happens. I'm hoping one day he'll be willing to try it. But if not.....no biggie. I've got bigger things to worry about. He loves the candy he gets and he loves to watch other children in their costumes, but he is not a big fan of dressing up. Last year I think he enjoyed opening the door for Trick-or-Treaters even more than actually going Trick-or-Treating himself. Every time the doorbell rang, he'd run to the door and flap his hands as he anticipated the "Trick-or-Treat". He was also known to yell "Trick-or-Treat" back to the kids at the door. They always look very surprised--like they're not quite sure what to do. It's kinda funny. He loves books about Halloween and Halloween decorations, but he is not so fond of spooky Halloween music, scary costumes, or flashing strobelights. He's happy to go Trick-or-Treating at the local Trunk-or-Treat, but TONS of kids and people around is hard for Mason. Even though it is hard, he usually pushes himself through it for the candy. This kid will do anything for candy. Carving pumpkins is always a favorite, but he absolutely refuses to touch the guts. So.....mom cleans it out while Mason watches. When it's ready to carve he draws the face where he wants it, then he watches as I cut on the lines he drew. It is a good system that he seems to enjoy being a part of. He's very proud of his pumpkin this year. I think it is partly because he got to go to the pumpkin patch and choose it. Once we got home, he never wanted to let it out of his sight. Anyway, I really just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. I hope your kids are happy and your day is fun!