Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween!

Celebrating holidays with little ones is sooo much fun! I am much more inspired, now that i have children, to put in the effort to make a holiday festive. I love fall with the colors, the squash, the roasted seeds, the hot tea and all the yummy baking. However, halloween was never really one of my favorite celebrations. Probably because my mom always avoided it like the plague. Spooky, scary costumes, spiders, and candy are not my mom's idea of a good time. She is and has always been into natural foods and the idea of even passing out sugar anything to innocent children is absolutely out of the question. So, in order to avoid my mom passing out pencils or raisins we all hid in one room with the lights out while the trick or treaters passed us by. I think in high school my friends made me go to one house and say trick or treat as some kind of rite of passage.

There were a few years in elementary schoolwhen we lived in our spiritual community in California that the parents and teachers created a magical journey full of beautiful costumes, tents, riddles, lake crossings, homemade sweets and prizes. This really set the standard for halloween and nothing has been able to match it. Although, i hear that many waldorf schools pull off a magical experience for their communities which i am excited to be a part of by next halloween with my littles!

Nonetheless, we had a wonderful celebration here in Panama. With trick or treating and all! And we made it through without a lick of candy!



my three angels...i adore them! (why can't they just smile for the pic?)



Satya trying out her magic wand on Oso. she said "poof"





Aiyana loved to say "trick or treat" really loudly!



she thought this was way cool!



the trick or treaters!



satya's thoughts on the evening



it started raining so we ran back to the party for a little drumming



fortunately, we got home just in time to light our jack 'o lantern candle (sin pumpkin as it got moldy and grew green hair a few days before) and leave all the candy out for the halloween fairies....because they trade candy for a gift for those kids who don't eat candy.....



and in just a little while the candy was gone a new train and some tracks were left! thank you jack o lantern fairy!!!!



testing out the new tracks!

3 comments:

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

So sweet, Meegs.

Anonymous said...

O My Gosh! So cute! Their outfits are so cute! Abel's too ;)! Love you guys! Come over more often... Mwah! <3

Anonymous said...

I adored to see you all. Megan and Abel you are perfect parents!! Your girls Satya and Aiyana look so beautiful in their halloween outfits, which have been well selected. I liked your writings Megan, the slide show, and above all, I love every one of you.