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Peter Pan and John

Jesse was just out of the hospital with a bad eye infection (you can still see tiny purple mark). He decided to be Peter Pan, with the green cap, red feather and backlit sword from the recent "Disney on Ice" tour. He bounced around the house in that outfit all the time with poor Mom having to be Wendy.

It was obvious for Dave to be "John" with a bulky nightshirt over his warm clothes on that very chilly October night in Michigan. We realized, at the last minute, that we didn't actually have an actual full-sized traditional black umbrella, so pressed Dave's travel umbrella into service.

Jesse's trick, if you asked, was to light up his sword.

Within two weeks, the mega-doses of anti-biotics upset the balance of his blood platelets. He ended up in Children's Hospital with I.T.P., a serious but temporary malady where blood clotting agents fail, much like the permanent condition of hemophilia. It is hard to tell a two year old to not get any bruises.

Carving the Jack-o-Lantern is serious work

Before the big day, we carved the Jack-o-Lanterns. At this age, each holiday was a mystery and surprise to Jesse. We made the effort to make sure we celebrated each one fully so he would know how they all worked.

We carved the smallest pumpkin as a kitty, to honor our black cat Barney, who spent another spooky Halloween night in his usual manner, sleeping under the bed. We had long given up trying to put an orange ribbon around his neck.

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