Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Halloween

Since Thai people don't really celebrate Halloween, American families who want American festivities have to make them happen.

It can be feel a little contrived, but no more so than turning on Jingle Bells and the air conditioning at the same time.  You do what you have to do.

Friends invited us to two trick-or-treating get-togethers and we went to both! 

Friday evening, L donned his race car driver suit while M was an astronaut.

With their sweet friend Gabi.

The gang.

It was fun, and loud, and crazy, and chaotic.  Mostly fun, though, and the kids had a blast.  It was a race against the clouds and we ended up caught in the storm. 

Saturday, the boys could not conceive of wearing the same costumes again, so they each chose a new look.

I'm thankful our community of friends, who put forth the effort to make things happen.

The boys can't eat the candy, but they don't mind a bit.  That's not what it's about, at least not for them.  (Incidentally, they brought home a huge haul, which they'll be using for a gingerbread house before too long.)

The night after Halloween, we always watch the first Christmas movie of the season.  So the boys and I stayed up late watching a Curious George Christmas.

Happy Halloween to all, and to all a good night.


  1. They are the cutest! I love THE GANG!! Bobby could never eat Halloween candy because of his peanut allergy. Lucy just happens to hate anything sweet therefore she won't eat any candy. It's never been about the candy at our house, either! (We give it away)

    I love the thought of watching the first Christmas movie of the season after Halloween! We need to start that tradition, too! --Lisa

    1. When I was a kid it was all about the candy!! I loved it.

      I'm glad that kids can enjoy it anyway, even if they don't get the candy.

      As for Lucy, well.... Tell her I'll take hers. :)