Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Halloween at the 10th Parallel

It took us several days, but we finally managed to get all the requisite Halloween activities done and documented for posterity.
Captain Caleb and his trusty pumpkin -- would you board a plane with him at the controls?
He's a giraffe, in case you were wondering.
All dressed up and ready to party. They were 2 of 7 trick-or-treaters who walked around our apartment complex. They received enough candy for a whole classroom of children.
Here are Caleb and Isaac resting after a very productive trick-or-treating episode around the various offices in the Embassy. There were 75 kids running up and down the halls and the boys were thrilled. No pictures from inside, of course, got to have proper clearances for that kind of access.
The pumpkins available in Caracas were $8/pound, so we made do with an auyama, a South American squash that sort of looks and tastes like a pumpkin.
Caleb wasn't interested in this part of the Halloween festivities, but Isaac happily dug right in.
Besides the psuedo-pumpkin, our only other decoration, a garland of bats, pumpkins and ghosts.
And, finally, for Family Night 2 days after Halloween, we decorated sugar cookies.
Isaac enjoying the fruits, or rather frosting, of his labor.
Look Mom, no hands!
Happy Halloween!

12 comments:

stephanie said...

That pumpkin looks great! and your kids look adorable

Ilene said...

Now the question on my mind is did they get any American candy? Any Butterfingers available for you to snatch whilst your kids weren't looking?

diane said...

Those are some cute boys.

I like your cool pumpkin.

Seriously, is it ever too late for cookies...I think not.

Annemarie said...

That pilot costume is one of the cutest costumes I've seen!

Lauren in GA said...

I agree with Annemarie. That pilot costume is so, so fantastic. Both boys look adorable.

The auyama Jack-O-Lantern turned out great.

Cookies are fantastic any time.

Hazen5 said...

I think your pumpkin, I mean Squash looks better than ours! I think I will use a squash next year.

The kids look adorable like always!

Tristan said...

The boys look so cute!! The pumpkin looks really awesome!

I'm with Ilene, I hope they got some good American candy!

Cassidy said...

Very cute costumes! The boys are getting so big. And very nice work on working in all of the festivities.

Heidiram said...

Aww, forget about the candy. I hope they were able to get some arepas . . .

dana said...

Okay, I'm seriously dying over the first couple pics of Caleb in his Captain's outfit. Too cute.

Sebastian said...

Hey! I would recognize that giraffe costume anywhere. And is there a loveboat.com website where you can also get an Isaac the bartender costume?

Jenibelle said...

Issac would be a perfect addition to baby Carter's giraffe themed room! So cute and at least you got to do a little something fun?? Hershey's in Venezuela?

 

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