Our ward Trunk or treat/chili cook-off went well and the kids got lots of candy. Then, on Halloween we went to the Springs Preserve. They decorated it Halloween-y and different companies in Vegas were part of it and did games, passed out candy and other stuff. There was even a haunted house which we waited until the end of the night because the wait to go through it was an hour. We went to all the different booths and the kids got a few pieces of candy, then we went back to the haunted house. After waiting only about 15 minutes we got in. I was expecting to stay out with Abby, since at the Ward's party she didn't want to go through the spook alley that the young men/young women put together because it looked scary. She went through the haunted house though and was fine until this stupid ghost skeleton jumped out at us. It startled me even, but it traumatized poor Abby. She cried all the way through....yep she made it through and didn't turn back. Of course I still have imprints on my hand where she was holding it. Just kidding. At the end they had candy in a box for the kids to take and I told Abby she could get as much as she wanted, she deserved it. After that we went to one last stop to the gift shop where they had a candy station. When we got there they had so much candy that they were handing it out by huge handfuls, then the kids went back for more on the way out. Their buckets were full so we felt it was time to head home. (And it was a school night).
Didn't she make a cute spider?
|This is Dallin's original costume. In the other pictures of him I fixed the tunic to be one shade of green.|
Ahh, the magic of photo editing.
Elsa was taking my picture
Calvin making his armor.
This was Abby at the cake walk
|Elsa was fishing for candy|
Abby with her little friend in the primary parade to show off their costumes.
Here's Elsa in the parade
The kids organizing their candy and trading with each other.
Mad Science was at the Springs Preserve showing some of their stuff. This was a hydrogen bubble producer. (For lack of the official name.)
Elsa really liked it. When you caught the bubble in your hand it was cold and would instantly evaporate. It was pretty cool.
In front of the grave yard.
Pointing his finger gun at the spider
|Scared of the huge spider above him.|
He was a guy from one of his computer games.
The game is like Halo, but called Raze.
This was her outfit on Halloween. Very chic!
Calvin was the only one, of our kids, who was brave enough to feel everything.
This was Elsa at the Mad Science booth feeling these plastic balls which were soaked in water for about 6 hours. They gave the kids their own little container of these little balls to do their own science experiment, so naturally as soon as they got home they put them in water and woke up in the morning and they were bigger. It was pretty cool.
We had a fun Halloween weekend and now it's time to get ready for Thanksgiving, then onto CHRISTMAS! Yeah!