Overwhelmed once again. We checked one holiday off this week and already my mind is whirling with thoughts of the next. I suppose I should be thankful that I am at least disciplined enough to wait until one is over before beginning to worry about the next. The entire week leading up to Halloween was a downward spiral in terms of being organized and productive. I had lots of fun activities planned to finish up our “glow month.” As you can tell by the lack of posts, that didn’t work out as a certain toddler ran off with our blacklight flashlight, and it was all downhill from there.
It’s probably good for my type A self to let it go a little bit, give up a bit of control and just go with it. So, glow month will not neatly conclude at the end of October, rather, I’ll get around to sharing our last SUPER AWESOME activity whenever I find our flashlight. It really is epic, Aurora and I have been working on it for weeks!
Anyways, it’s time to play catch up, I’ve been editing photos like a crazy person and thought I would share a few from our Halloween evening.
Venturing on base for trick or treating is unadvisable to say the least, from what I’ve heard. Thousands of people turn out for it since most Germans don’t celebrate Halloween. It takes hours to get on base, is impossible to find a parking spot and then you have to wait in a long line at each house for candy… not my idea of a relaxed holiday! So instead, we hung out with our friends in Mackenbach, an Americanized village near base. Quite a few houses were participating, so it ended up feeling very similar to the experiences I had as a kid. Even the Germans in the area got in the spirit and passed out so many packages of Haribo gummy bears, a favorite over here!
Whenever Gray would approach a house, he’d whip his hat off to collect his candy. Adorable. Aurora collected in the bug net which she was very determined to carry all by herself through the neighborhood, much to our dismay as it steadily grew heavier and heavier. Both had a great time running house to house with their friends throwing “Gerglish” (German+English) phrases around.
Afterwards we retired to the Gill’s house for hot apple cider, popcorn balls, blueberry wine and pizza. A pretty perfect evening with friends, old and new!