Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 2007

We took our kids to the International School here in Duesseldorf. They had Trunk Or Treating for the kids. Everyone parks their cars so the trunk is facing out and the kids go from car to car to get candy. I refused to buy costumes this year and couldn't remember what we had from our move over a year ago. This time last year, Everything we owned was being held in the Netherlands waiting for the custom officials to release it. So we hadn't seen these items for 2 years. It was seriously like new items to my kids. They were very excited.

Spencer did not join us this year. Tomorrow is a holiday here in Germany and he had a friend who had a slumber party tonight. And Spencer went there instead. He knows that the girls candy is his candy too. So, he really isn't missing out on much.

Shantal ended up as Darth Vadar, Hannah as a Witch, Emma was a Pumpkin and Ian was a Green Bay Packers Player. I think he was adorable.

Oh, Emma had a fabulous time. It was so cute that she would go up to each car. Not knowing really who she should get the candy from. She tried getting into some of the cars looking for the candy. She always said thank you instead of trick or treat. And she always wanted to take her own candy. It really was priceless watching her.












11 comments:

Gardner said...

Do I look good in that hockey equipment, or what?

Only bummer, Spencer wasn't there to hip check the candy away from me. He was at a good friend's B-day sleep-over. Maybe we'll have to slap on the gear sometime soon and go at it?!? ;-)

Harwood Family said...

Wow, that is a lot of candy. If Spencer went with you that pile would have been twice as big. Your kids are very adorable.

Briteeyes said...

WOW huge pile of candy!! I even see some american candy there! sweet!! isnt it fun when you dont have to buy costumes year after year, I keep our costumes in the back of my closet and only pull them out for halloween, at least the older kids, Levi grows too much in a year to use the same costume still!

Dorothy said...

Love the photos! Looks like the kids really enjoyed their Halloween!!

Conibaer said...

Great pics! Everybody looks awesome! And look how much candy you got!!!
Hugs, Coni

Cherise said...

I love it when Dad's get in on the whole Halloween act too, everyone looks great, and your kids are adoreable! Glad to hear you're getting the best of American and German Traditions!

Heredia Family/Yvie said...

Wow, that's alot of candy.Great pics! Looks like the kids had lots of fun!!

Kay said...

Everyone looks so cute and excited about Halloween. It looks like you don't need the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups you asked me to bring when I come! Too bad I already bought them, I guess I'll just have to bring them anyway.

Kimberly said...

It would have been fun to see how many pieces of candy really are in that pile. Looks like there is plenty for Spencer!

christina said...

Whoah, look at all that candy! Great haul! The trunk or treating is a fun idea. They don't really do Halloween where we live so my kids have never experienced it, but we do still buy candy and carve a pumpking and hope that someone will stop by. Maybe next year.

P.S. November 1st is only a holiday in certain German states. That goes for Oct 31st as well, but in different states. Up here in Lower Saxony where we live, neither day is a holiday. :-( Oh well.

EuroTrippen said...

Wow, look at that haul! I wish our international school did cool stuff like that... a few of the parents got together and had a day by the Elbe where the kiddos could dress up and run around, but no candy!

March 2007