So, while Paul was with Ben at the hospital all morning, I was running around with the girls getting them to their various Halloween events. Abbey wore this costume to school for her party. It was a sparkly dress up dress we got from her cousins and she wore it and declared herself a rock star!
Abbey being camera shy during her parade. Then they sang us a bunch of Halloween songs. It was very cute!
While all this was going on, Ben was getting his own Halloween treat at the hospital! He decorated a pumpkin, won a 100 piece puzzle for his pumpkin decoration, and got a visit by the hospital German Shepherd, Jake, who climbed up on the bed with him for a cuddle. Ben loves dogs, so I am sure this was quite a treat! They even e mailed us a picture of him with Jake - he looks so tiny in this picture! So at least his hospital stay was festive. And he was happy to watch TV all morning!
Abbey chose Sleeping Beauty for the actual trick or treating and Ben stayed consistent with his ninja costume.
Our good friends the Wecks came over - this is our third annual trick or treating tradition now and it is always a lot of fun! Here are all the kids!
Juliette got quite comfortable in the doom buggy and didn't actually do much trick or treating. She looked like the queen the way she just sat up and rode so eloquently. Every now and then Ben or Abbey would ask the person at a house for an extra piece of candy to bring to her. We had a TON of candy at the end, so she wasn't lacking by not going up to the houses!
Back at the house it was time for Paul's awesome chili (part of our tradition) and this year we made Witch's Brew for the kids to drink (green koolaid with dry ice)...it was a big hit!