This year Luka dressed up as a Lion. He was really into character scaring everyone with a big roar. Thank goodness the weather behaved and he was able to wear this "warm" costume. You see, it isn't fall in Maputo. It is actually supposed to be pretty hot these days, but I guess we just got lucky.
This year's Halloween festivities started with a Halloween Cookie Party at our house on Friday, October 30th. Luka's closest friends came over and they all made delicious cookies in the shapes of ghosts, pumpkins, witches and moons. After that fun (it lasted about 20 minutes) they all played and showed off their costumes and ran around the house eating all the candy in sight (except Luka of course, he just had cheetos).
Here you can see Luka the Lion...
On Halloween we went to the American compound for a Trick or Treat extravaganza. This is Luka's 2nd Halloween with us, but it was the first time he actually sort of got into the Trick or Treating. He managed to say the words, but was a little scared by the mob of older kids running from house to house as if they were grabbing the last pieces of candy left on earth. We found a group of toddlers going door to door and Luka enjoyed that a little better.
Luka doesn't eat candy (not that i don't let him, he just doesn't like it), so going Trick or Treating with the Americans was mommy's master plan to score some real candy. You see you can't buy real candy in the store here...well, at least not the ones you are used to back home. My American friends can order Halloween candy in the mail...so I knew there would be some winners. I scored Skittles, Reese's, Starburst, Sweet Tarts, Tootsie Pops, Kit Kat....I think JJ and I will have to visit the dentist next week.
For more Halloween pictures click here. I didn't have my camera this year...thanks to my friends for sharing their photos.