Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One of the things I think I will miss most when we finally go cruising is all of the silly American Holiday traditions. Halloween means many different things in different countries. In America is seems to be geared toward spending money. There are however a few traditions that I love. Trick or treating and carving jack-o-lanterns especially. Even these require you to spend money unless you can grow your own pumpkins. And God knows kids today often don't want to wear a home made costume. My children are about half and half. Some years they have a favorite character that they want to be and many A year they have come up with some truly original creations of their own. Robbie announced that he wants to be a 4 armed man this year. Two in the front and two in the back so that he can get twice as much candy. I of course countered with "what that really means is we can go to half as many houses". However he hasn't wavered. But time will tell he usually changes his mind 2 or 3 times.

The boys carved jack-o-lanterns yesterday and we had a bit of a competition going.

Which one do you like best?

This is our cat she is not black but she can be kinda scary!
Cool pics PAPA!


c said...

We are going into a long Halloween period! One party this weekend, just us, another on Halloween itself, as we won't be together and it is a holiday here in Spain for another reason, and finally a big fat Halloween party the weekend after.


Good thing I love this holiday so much. We've always had homemade costumes...part of the fun.

oreneta said...

Weirdly that was me...oreneta