Tuesday, November 13, 2012

we were on the radio for halloween

A couple of days before Halloween we were interviewed by CBC radio as an awareness segment they would be broadcasting.  We discussed the difficulties of halloween with a child in a wheelchair.  We spoke of everything from creative costuming to not being able to get up the stairs to ring the doorbell.  They were lovely to talk to and it was nice that I could be in my "new mommy" wear and feed Cameron while we interviewed.  I think Evan did a wonderful job ... if I do say so myself!!!  At the end of the clip they talk about the fundraising we have done for Evan's new chair we are trying to get.  I was shocked because I didn't tell them about that.  I burst into tears when I heard it.

You can LISTEN to our short segment HERE to hear for yourself just how cute Evan is!  Make sure you skip to 8:08 (thats where we are featured)

We LOVE halloween!  I think it is so fun to dress up.  I think the one-ness of the communities is such a beautiful thing.  Unfortunately for us Calgary decided that it was going to get really, REALLY, REALLY cold that night.  It was in the low 20's F' and we had to bundle the kids pretty good.  Evan was not a fan of being a "fat" pirate, but once he spent some time outside he understood the wisdom in our method of putting his snow suit underneath his costume.  My mom went out with Justin and the boys to do some trick or treating with the cousins and from what I hear they had A LOT of fun.  Cameron and I stayed home to pass out the candy.

I would have to say that my favorite part of halloween is when my own kids trick or treat at our house.  I love not knowing when they are going to do it and I want to cry every time I see how excited they are to yell trick or treat at their own home.  There is definitely a part of me that is sad it is over, but the kids and I are already planning next years costumes!! So FUN!!!!

(I bet you're surprised they wanted to be pirates!!  NOT!!!!)


Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

So cool Kira! Love the shot of you feeding Cameron while talking to them haha they all looked so good in their costumes :)!

Peter and Mandy said...

Way cute interview Evan!