|Gabby and Daddy designed a Kitty jack-o-lantern|
|Dinner for Halloween|
Our final (planned) activity was going to the box of unknowns and touching slimy things and guessing what they were. The children who braved the box of horrors touched a monster heart, monster teeth, fingers, brains, witches tongue, and eyeballs. The kids giggled and most peeked to see all of the foods I used to make the creepy "unknowns". Gabby was excited but reluctant to touch them.
Then the kids just danced and played while we waited on the cousins to arrive and for the sun to begin setting. Gabby cried for about 20 minutes before we got to leave mainly because of the witches brew which had red dye. Once we got her to calm down Catie, Reagan, Molly, and Aunt Danielle were all here waiting for her to calm down so we could head out to trick or treat.
The time finally arrived! Gabby was calm, all of the kids had their buckets in hand and we were off to start trick-or-treating. Gabby, her cousins, and Abby stayed together throughout the mile and enjoyed running from door to door. After we made it home the girls all dumped their buckets out and inspected their collection of goodies. Some of the girls ate WAY too much candy (Reagan should be singled out here for rolling around non-stop on the floor for at least 10 minutes) and others like Gabby tried two or three pieces. The result was the same with all of the girls, they all had a sugar rush, which resulted in delirious, giggly, squealing girls running around for about an hour. We really enjoyed having the cousins join us for such a special Halloween and hopefully we can do it again next year!