Monday, November 24, 2008 ;
1:44 PM
7 Nov

Halloween celebration at school

I missed this because I was in Spore trying to get the medical check up and visa done.

But I had arranged for the kids' costumes and my mom would go to school to take pics for me.

So here's what happened. They filled me in over skype too. I think they had a great time.

Here are my beloved knight and king. They chose the characters themselves, and I got a tailor to sew it for them. Tailoring services are very cheap here, so I thought it made more sense to do that than go to a Expat Mall to buy a full set.

Also, the lady seamstress is so skilled that I just have to print the picture from the website out for her, and she came down to take the kids' measurements, then she had the costumes ready within a week. I have resolved to take up such sewing courses when the kids are grown. I want to be able to do that too! Then I can make costumes for my grandkids and friends' grandkids, hehe.

Another school mom passed me her contact. Then H kindly bought the props for me. She got them off a local Chinese auction site for a very good deal. Thanks to all these people.

Ahh, boys... Most other boys were in some kind of superhero get-up. This Ninja turtle was having a duel with ds1, in the playground.

In ds1's class. I was glad to see not all the girls in his class dressed as princesses. Last year, I had an overload of princesses. This year, it is much more interesting with witches and fairy godmothers and so on.

Then, in ds2's class, there was Snow White, a fairy, a bumblebee (?), more witches?

I like this girl's pink hair, so cool. She's in ds2's class.

In the cafeteria, there was a family pumpkin carving contest. Some were very pretty. You notice there are no huge pumpkins here? In the market, I only saw small ones too. Only in Utah did I see really enormous ones. So maybe this size is what the contestants had to contend with.

ds1's class playing some games. I like this Harry Potter too. There's a Superwoman in the background too.

Check the red and gold wizard costume out! My mom said quite a number of moms dressed up too. Some were really scary and some were very beautiful.

This is ds1's teacher. Is that a dracula costume?

The kids made their own trick or treat bags. This is ds1's. Front.

And back.

I don't have candy at home normally, and ds1's teacher told me how the rest of the kids were watching this Halloween movie while ds1 was more interested in the contents of his treat bag, and when he was given the permission to eat, he was devouring everything inside, from choc to candy to pretzels and cake.

Ahh, that boy. Fortunately it is just for one day.

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