As much as I complained about the over-Hallmark-ization that ever store has in the months prior to any holiday in America, is as much as I miss it here. Earlier in the day we’d been talking about what we’d done the past two years for Halloween, including going to Marcia’s last year to celebrate with Kristin and Jordan and their Kaden too when our boys were a mere 3 months old. So I was nostalgic before we even got into the store.
We had a choice of 4 pumpkins (total) and about 3 masks and some candles and other random “Halloween”-inspired decorations. We decided we should definitely get a pumpkin this year and celebrate our holiday as best we could. So we pick one out and head to the register. Our measly little guy cost seventeen DOLLARS, not Dirham. At Wal-Mart they were a few dollars! Sheesh! Anyway, whatever. We always expect things that are for expats to be more expensive.
So we waited to carve him until yesterday which was actual Halloween so we’d be celebrating! While Stu carved the face we picked out, I roasted the seeds (they actually turned out pretty good too!) and then we went to Khalidiyah Mall’s food court for our celebration dinner. Stu had Burger King and I decided on Chinese! Kaden had chicken nuggets and wore his mummy outfit to the mall.
Here are our pictures of our Halloween adventure in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy!
Getting some seeds!
Daddy getting the rest of the strings out.
Carving the face!
Look how good Daddy did!
With his pumpkin!
Our little family with all of our goodies from the family!
Weighing himself! Lol. This child weighs 13 now!!! (28 pounds!)