The month of October went in a blur as we celebrated four Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. We were actually at home in Newton the whole month, which was unusual but nice. The highlight of the month for me was the sukkah party we threw, which went really well. We had many friends come by and spend some time eating and chatting in our sukkah, and we had a great time catching up with everyone.
I also turned 31 this month, which was pretty low key. The four of us went to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate, and both children were very well-behaved for a change. It was like they knew to be nice to mommy on her birthday. I also got some lovely presents as well as some time to myself the following weekend in order to enjoy them.
In other news, Max is finished with his helmet. His head looks a lot better than when we started the process back in August, and I'm very happy that we did it. Max seems very relieved to be done with it though, and has been sleeping a lot more in these last few days. While he tolerated the helmet very well, in retrospect it definitely seems like his sleep was impaired by it.
We had a fun Halloween. Hannah dressed as a "Barbie" cheerleader, and Max was an astronaut. I'm not sure which costume is more likely to occur in real life, though. :) I took the kids to trick-or-treating in our village, where all of the stores hand out candy. It's funny though, practically as soon as Halloween was over, Hannah forgot about her candy, and hasn't been asking for it.
Marc is out right now making calls on behalf of the Obama campaign. I am very ready for the election to be over, though I'm sure Saturday Night Live will suffer for lack of topics after it ends. I will also be supporting Obama, and I hope my home state of Ohio will be with me on that one. I think it's the only time I wish I still lived there, so that I could vote! But one moment every four years is definitely not enough to make me move back.