A campaign done by NDSC (National Down Syndrome Congress) this past year was called "More Alike Than Different." Micah lived that tonight. He had a BLAST trick-or-treating. He was not content to be held and watch his brothers conquer the steps to people's houses. He was struggling to get out of Mark's arms at one point. We both thought he just wanted to go to me. But it wasn't the case. He wanted DOWN and he wanted to stand by the door with Matthew and Nathan. That was HUGE for him. And we all know he couldn't have cared less about the candy, of course. And he didn't hate wearing his costume (sure, he pulled the hood back a lot, but he never cried about it).
On a separate note... Matthew was a trick-or-treating rock star. This little guy has the strongest personality. He was determined to walk the whole route, just like Nathan. He had no idea what he was collecting in his plastic pumpkin (as he's never really had candy), but he loves to walk around the house with any sort of basket and collect things, so this trick-or-treating thing was right up his alley.
Here ends 31 for 21. There were a few questions asked which I did not have time to address this month. I'll work on those in November. And please do let me know if you have any other questions for me!