Yes, I've felt bad leaving the land that I love during my ultimate favorite months of October-December. I just don't want my children to miss out on any any of the special things that I grew up loving, it's so fun being able to share all of those things with them. I didn't really have many expectations for Halloween in Hong Kong. Since I was so worried about missing out I decided to make them new witch hats and snap a couple pictures the day before we left to Hong Kong. (have I mentioned how bad I am at prioritizing? I hadn't even started packing clothes yet..)
Cute right? Even though last year's witch shoot was a little more thought out.
I just gave 'em a couple chocolate chips and let them do their thing.
I didn't think it would be possible for them to be cuter witches than they were last year, but somehow they keep getting cuter.
Our ward had a Halloween party, which was fun. They started with a costume parade.
I didn't figure out our costumes till a couple hours before- I'd been excited to make their costumes, but with no sewing machine I realized store bought was the only way to go this year. Plus, I found a children's large snow white costume so I could squeeze in the fun with the girls too!
Pretty sure I had more fun than they did, but I think they still enjoyed it.
Here they are thinking, "doesn't this ritual involve receiving candy?"
Then they had lots of rooms with games which intimidated our girls for some reason, they wouldn't go near one thing.
They clung to us, which worked well for taking a picture at least. I made Brad dress up and put eye liner on him as we came off the metro, I'm glad I'm better at putting on my own liner than that...
The party was so late we had to leave before the trick-or-treating began. As you can see, the girls were pretty dejected missing out on the candy.
This is kind of what I envision with them sweeping.
We had to work a long time to get June up to this comfort level though, the statues creeped her out.
Lyla ran around obliviously, by the time June warmed up Lyla had already begun to loose interest and was trying to run off.
I love the caution you can see in June here, it's so "her"- she wouldn't let go of my mom for at least 15 minutes.
Hence my mom in a lot of pictures, they had fun with grandma! :)
It was kinda a big deal when June finally touched something.
Turning to me to find out what's the deal with that guy.
I don't know why I adore this picture of Lyla sweeping as all the passerbys try to get around her. Maybe because there are real sweepers like this out all the time trying to keep the streets clean. Maybe because I'm in love with those little brooms. Maybe just because it's Lyla.
They also hand out A LOT of stickers at HK disneyland- June was way into it.
Just what I wanted, fun memories and a few pictures to remember it with.
All in all I think the girls had a successful halloween experience, even though we were never actually able to trick or treat- and we didn't eat much candy. There's always a next year! (and probably only one fun Hong Kong Halloween) :(