We are all ready for Halloween. Pumpkins were carved today, costume was bought a couple of weeks ago, and we already had a run-through at the KOA in Cardinal the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. The Cardinal KOA had great activities, including pumpkin carving, a costume contest, and of course, trick or treating.
For the pre-Halloween, John Thomas was happy to wear last year's costume, Commander Fox from Clone Wars. He ran into a General Greivous, Anakin Skywalker, and Captain Rex who were all glad to have their love of Clone Wars in common. The following week we picked up a Wolverine costume for John Thomas, which he put on right away.
Yesterday John Thomas literally lost his first tooth. His bottom two front teeth have been loose for about two months now, and at some point yesterday while having a waterfight with friends and Daddy one fell out. Mommy noticed while we were enjoying post-waterfight popsicles.
In November John Thomas got to celebrate his fifth birthday multiple times. He had his first birthday party with school friends. We had about 8 boys over for 2 hours and they had a great time. Hot dogs and chocolate cupcakes were served with blue icing.
As is the case each year, John Thomas had great fun with the Christmas decorations once they came out.
In John Thomas' second month of French Immersion he really enjoyed "teaching" his parents French. The subject was usually the weather, and he could also often be heard singing O Canada in French. School pictures were taken in October. John Thomas seems to have finally figured out how to smile normally on demand. I think he's ready for the Sears catalogue.
John Thomas started Basketball. He very much enjoyed all the running, and his dribbling improved immensely over the season.
John Thomas maximized his enjoyment of fallen leaves this autumn.
His interest in costumes remained high throughout the month, and plummeted as soon as Halloween was over.
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