This is our second Halloween in Brasil. Halloween here is NOTHING like it is in the US. Each year there is a mad dash to have people smuggle Halloween candy in their suitcases from the States, costumes are ordered months in advance, in order to snag a ride back with someone. You can find costumes in a few places around the city, but again, it's nothing like it is at home.
Our complex is becoming known for it's Halloween celebration. We have fairly large group of Americans, all of us have kids, and so there are a few that take the organizing by the horns, and try and make it the best each year.
This year there were crafts for the kids, a costume parade walk, and a costume contest. The little kids got a head start on the trick or treating, and all went really smoothly.
Last year, I felt like the kids didn't really know what was going on. We went and did the candy run, but this year the kids were totally into it. Cayden went as a Red MegaRanger, and Beckham was Captain America.
Early on, Beckham took off his Captain America hood and lost it, and then tried a few alternatives.
They had the chance to decorate some cookies too. Beckham was all over it!
Beckham loves Georgia. Really, he loves all the ladies, but he really likes her. Although, after his first loop around the pool area, he decided he would try and push some kids in the pool. Good grief - that kid.
Cayden and Hunter walked all three loops together, hand in hand.
And Beckham jumped off the chairs.
Once the trick or treating started, the kids were in the zone.
Beckham was determined to carry his sack the whole way. It was literally on the verge of busting by the time we got done. Cayden was excited just to eat the candy.
It was a good evening. Lately, Heath and I have been missing home. The Apple Festival, Halloween with friends (we used to host some pretty good Halloween parties), Thanksgiving. I'm definitely ready to be home for a visit. Only 6 more weeks!