Just thought I’d post a delayed Halloween Greeting from Hawaii, from me and my dear husband imageWe bought costumes online a month ahead, deciding that we wanted costumes from the Spartan movie 300.Halloween in Hawaii - 2014We celebrated Halloween at Rick’s sister Nicole’s house, in Schoiefield Barracks, where she lives with her husband John Thomas who works in the Army, her lovely daughter Amelia and little boy JT jr.Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Puppy - ShitzuSadly their place is hard to get to by bus, and impossible by bicycle, so we depend on Nicole to pick us up to be able to visit them. So we don’t see them as much as we’d wish, but it was great to spend this festive occasion together. THey had a new puppy named Zeus, a cute lively Shiatsu. Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Ghosts - Xbox oneJT in his man-cave before he hit the grill to cook us our dinner. Although it looks like he is not alone….?Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - BBQThe boys stirring up some food for our feast Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - ChildrenWhile Amelia was being a great big sister, feeding her baby brother. Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - HamburgerThis was the BEST burger I’ve had in a long while. Mmmmm…..Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Baby - Dragon costumeThen it was time for costumes, and JT jr was put into this ADORABLE dragon outfit paid for  by Ricks generous mum. HOW cuuuute? ha ha ha.Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Spartan - 300 - Sparta - BloodRick felt (and looked) more than cool in his Spartan outfit. Although it looks like he took a bite of something more bloody than a burger… heh heh… WARRIOR FACE! Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Face paintingFACE PAINT TIME! Amelia and I googled different green face paints to match her green themed costume. Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - bloodGrown ups like face paint too. This was JT’s own work… Creepy. Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Southern Belle costume - face paint - butterfly - GreenLook at this pretty southern Belle! Rick’s mom Caroline bought this one too. And Amelia looked so pretty in it!Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Decorations - costumes

Nothing is as cool as a cool uncleHalloween in Hawaii - 2014 - Family - Jack o' lanterns - pumpkinsExcept maybe, – a cool uncle AND aunt! Halloween in Hawaii - 2014 - 300 movie costumes - Sparta - Southern Belle - SpiderwebHalloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' LanternsThe family was ready to go out trick or treating! Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costumeI had never been out trick or treating in America before, so I was excited. We were on post, so all the families were military, and it is nice to be in a neighborhood that is safe for the kids to run around. Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' Lanterns - Trick or treat - Candy cornI wish people would dress up more often. It is just.. magical. Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' Lanterns - Trick or treatEspecially when you go by the house and the whole family is dressed up and ready to hand out candy! Kudos to this zombie family! Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' Lanterns - DecorationsI was expecting more elaborately decorated houses, as that’s what it looks like in the movies, but I was kind of let down. Only a few houses had bothered, and very few had gone all out. But I did appreciate some of the creativity and humor. Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - baby dragon costume - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' LanternsPicture of the day. Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' Lanterns - Cat - GhostsRick and some strangers cuddling this pretty kitty. Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' Lanterns - Cat… who also had his Halloween face ready. Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' Lanterns - Trick or treatRick and I spent most of our time commenting on people’s costumes. The best thing was the kids faces when we would yell; “LOOK! IT’S SNOW WHITE! SHE IS SO MUCH PRETTIER IN PERSON!” Halloween in Hawaii 2014 - Pumpkins - Costumes - 300 - Spartan costume - Jack O' Lanterns - Trick or treat - batmanor; “OH MY GOD! IT’S BATMAN!” the kids loved it.

Despite the rain, it was great fun, and we did end up with a HUGE pile of candy, Nicole gave us some to take home, and we went home and pigged out while watching scary movies in bed, like two silly children.

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