Thursday, November 4, 2010

October 31st

You wouldn't know it because they don't celebrate the holiday here, but we actually had quite a few little Halloween events to attend. And, we scored on candy- we got more here than any other Halloween I can remember in recent years. Thanks in part to those Ross Veterinary students who have a love for animals and also an affinity for children. I think they must plan for and bring candy with them from the States, because the "norm" here is not what we are accustomed to seeing in the States at every grocery store and corner gas station. Here in St. Kitts, there is not a lot of candy available for purchase, and what they have is expensive (about $1.75 US for a candy bar), and the worst part is, what chocolate they have is oftentimes opened up to reveal a white powder- from being too old, previously melted, etc. So a good piece of candy is a rare commodity!

Hope your Halloween was fun and delicious and powdery-chocolate-free!


Always Angie said...

Looks like you did a great job bringing a little bit of American culture to your island. Your kids' costumes look fantastic!

Always, Angie

abby said...

so cute!! is that mia? and are you at ottley's?

Niki Carter said...

Are those front teeth I see coming in on Payton!

Burt Family said...

Funny you should mention all the candy the Ross students pass out, because this year Tori kept saying "this is alot of candy, but not like from Ross" I think those will be the years she will always remember and the 2 gallons of candy she brought home! Happy to see everyone had a good time! Miss you guys :)

Anonymous said...

I loved all the costumes. Damon is soooo cute. I would love to mail you guys some candies. What is your favorites? Email me your address and I mail some goodies to you guys.

Would love to catch up.

Shannon H.