Halloween was celebrated to the max this year thanks to Grandma Kathy and Aunt Katelyn. Mom was here to make special treats with the kids like spider cookies, witch's hat cookies, and Halloween cupcakes. She helped us carve our pumpkins. She made us our traditional Halloween dinner of delicious chili. She went trick-or-treating with us. And she even brought the kids special Halloween p.j.'s that glow in the dark- boy those were a big hit! Aunt Katelyn threw the kids an awesome Halloween party where they had so much fun and were so worn out after their night of partying. They painted pumpkins, played a Halloween matching game for treats, played pop the balloon, they ate doughnuts on a string, watched Casper, and ate severed finger hot dogs. It was a ton of fun. I didn't get a lot of pictures from the evening, but good thing Katelyn did.
The kids had a blast trick-or-treating. Hannah went from house to house with such enthusiasm asking which house is next each time, we'd point and tell her, and she'd say, "Ok let's go!" Hannah was all about the candy, Gabe was too, but he was also in it for the social interaction. He made crazy comments all night, but my favorite was when a man came to the door with his shirt off, Gabe said, "Why are you naked? Were you in the bathroom?" And then something to the effect of, "You can finish going to the bathroom and we can wait for the candy." I think he thought that when he knocked on the door he had interrupted the man while he was in the bathroom. I couldn't tell what the man said as we were standing pretty far away at the end of the driveway, so I just yelled out,"Gabe, tell him thank you. Let's go to the next house." Also, as the kids were walking away from a different house Gabe said, "That was a nice lady." And Hannah said loudly, "No, that was a boy." And Gabe said, "No it was a girl but she was really really old." And Hannah said, "Yeah, she was just really old." We're really hoping the old boyish looking lady was hard of hearing.