11.02.2009

Halloween

The boys were off for a week for fall break last week. And now, thanks to ridiculous swine flu panic they get three more bonus weeks at home. Just in time to go back for two weeks and then have three weeks off for Christmas. I really should have just started homeschool this year...

But anyway.

Here are some pictures of our Halloween fun. The boys helped me and Aunt Joe paint the backdrop for the embassy kids halloween party and they were super excited to be ghosts. (After a week of trying to figure out how to do a mummy costume that would stand up to the "I've got to go pee...NOW!" test. We never figured it out...)


Aunt Lesli sent Jane her first halloween outfit...



And another mom here swapped me baby costumes so that her daughter could be Eeyore this year and Jane could be a screaming jack-o-lantern. Super cute.

It made me miss the U.S., though. Halloween just isn't the same, since there's no explaining what kind of holiday Halloween is or really why we "celebrate" it. It kinda misses its mark in a different country. Ah well. We did get a bunch of American Halloween candy from the commissary and we ate chili and watched a spooky movie at home. We'll do some real trickin' and treatin' some other year...

5 comments:

The Amazing Trips said...

She. Is. ADORABLE.

I love the thigh shots in the pictures below, and your idea about ghost costumes for the boys is BRILLIANT. We had some really close calls with our tin man, trying to get him out of costume when he had to go NOW NOW NOW!!!!

I'm so glad that your sister is nearby. What a blessing that must be for you to have her near.

Bunsy said...

That is so funny! Two of my boys decided to be ghosts this year too. Glad you at least had the embassy to celebrate Halloween with. It could be a lot worse. Not that I'm complaining. This year was great for us. I'm just remembering our Halloweens in Turkey. Deficient. Very deficient.

Mrs Lemon said...

love that screaming jack o' lantern!

Aimee said...

Amen Bunsy! The holiday was nearly lost on us this year. I say nearly because our neighborhood is having a Halloween Walk this Saturday. As in November 7. It always feels weird to celebrate things late. I'd rather celebrate early. But yes, there will be costumes. And candy...just no Reeses. Or Almond Joy. Or 100,000 Grand bars. Or, or, or, or...you catch my meaning.

Gabriela said...

You're kids are adorable. Love those ghost costumes.

This was our 9th halloween out of the country and it makes me want to cry every year. It's not the same and it was something I loved so much as a kid. :( Oh well. Maybe next year.