We found our pumpkins at a local fruit and vegetable store this year. No pumpkin patches to be found here, but maybe someday. Halloween is just starting to become a holiday here. Costumes are all witches, ghosts and scary stuff. Sunday someone in church made Angel cookies and gave a lesson why Halloween should not be celebrated by Christians during the Sunday School time for the older kids. I had a conversation with Barbara today who really doesn't know what to do about sending her kids to school on Wednesday because they will be partying and celebrating Halloween and other believers are telling her not to send her kids. I honestly don't even remember the whole reason behind Halloween anymore as it is all about dressing kids up in cute little costumes and getting candy in the States. But with it just starting to be recognized here in the past 5 years or so, people are asking the why and purpose. Guess I need to do some more research.
With Cody's birthday falling on Halloween we always had an excuse growing up to be partying for another reason. By the way Happy Almost 23rd Birthday Code-ster!
Samuel's pre-school is having a party on Wednesday but he will not be going only because we have a very important date at the Questura. Our permits to stay (permesso) are complete so we need to go pick them up and every family member is obligated to be present. So that will be our excitement for the day (and year) to finally have those in hand after 6 months of processing and waiting.