Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Japanese Shared Halloween with Us

Ever since our first Halloween in 2004 we've carved a pineapple along with our pumpkins. Bob was out to sea in 2007 and again this year for Halloween, so I continued on with the tradition he began. Julie came over shortly before we went out to trick-or-treat, and she carved one too.

The girls got their costumes on and we headed out. It was chilly, but not too cold. We were out for about an hour and had a really good time. I had to help Keanna up and down stairs, but overall she managed just fine walking around. They opened our housing base up to the Japanese and I was so happy about that...more kids, obviously, but also a great opportunity for pictures! We were asked to be in a lot of pictures with them, and a few of them asked for pictures of just the kids.

We got back to our house around 6 pm and started handing out candy. Keanna loved doing that while Sydney dug into her own candy. My neighbors said they had around 300-350 kids, and I had about 225...some people who have their husbands home went out with their kids while the other parent stayed home to give out candy. In the hour we were out we missed about 100 kids. The white sticker on the woman's shirt below is a pass allowing her on base.