Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Japanese don't celebrate Halloween so trick or treating is kind of out of the question unless several other Americans are up to doing it. I supplied some candy to two American families in our neighborhood so the girls could dress up and get some candy. Eric is out of town for the evening and thought it would be a good way to keep the girls excited and entertained.
The girls wouldn't wait for trick or treating to get dressed, so we had plenty of changes before the final outfits were ready. Here, the first few pictures are of the girls dressed up and dancing to Swan Lake. What little girls wouldn't want to dance around dressed like a fairy?

Striking a pose

Here are our pumpkins lit up. Eric bought these the last time he drove through Yokota AB. Japan's pumpkins are different than Americas. If you are ever in the vegetable section and see something called kabocha, that's a Japanese pumpkin.
This is about 30 minutes before trick or treating, the girls were getting antsy.
Chloe had to remove the entire outfit to go to the bathroom and then wouldn't put it back on. She settled for this instead.
Etta dressed and ready to go
It's fun to watch the fascination of the locals as we walked through the neighborhood all dressed up. I didn't bother trying to explain that it was Halloween, hopefully they could figure it out themselves.
Thanks mom for the fairy outfits, the girls love to wear them.


Jill said...

The girls look cute. I love the pumpkins. I am glad they got to go trick or treating.

Tara said...

Those fairy dresses are beautiful!

Cams said...

They look adorable in their Halloween costumes AND the kimonos.
Glad you are doing so well in Japan.
I haven't stopped by in a long time, but wanted to wish you a wonderful week.