November 01, 2008

I live with a "Holiday" junkie.....

Yesterday was Halloween and unfortunately they do not celebrate this holiday here in Grenada. Amelia was so sad. She lives for the holidays, she is a holiday JUNKIE. Luckily we brought along a large ziploc bag full of Halloween decorations, so our apartment looked great. We have been trying to get rid of spiders since we have arrived here and now we were laying them around our apartment....go figure!

I bought them each of them a bag of candy, so the moment they woke up they began eating. Amelia also got busy putting together her costume. She decided to dress up like the wood elf fairy from Lord of the Rings. She has just started watching those movies this week. She looked beautiful. She has a real knack for putting stuff together.

It still was nowhere near as good as home. We laid down together with the fan on us and talked about all the Halloweens we have had and what she dressed up as. We talked about what she would be doing if she was at home in Toronto and what her friends would be doing. We talked about the parade they would be having through the neighbor at school. A few tears but we came up with a plan. We decided to ask Aunty Ann-Marie if she would do the webcam during the trick or treaters and put the computer at the door, so we could wish each person Happy Halloween from Grenada and also watch her cousins getting ready to go out.

It was a HUGE success. The webcam was up for 4 hours and we saw everything. The trick or treaters played along for the most part and said hello to us. The kids yelled funny things at them. We even got to watch the Sparks (cousins) dump out their candy and sort through it (our favorite part).

You know technology is great and I am so glad that the kids got to have a touch of Halloween here in Grenada but MAN it made my heart ache to see them all and not be able to reach out and hug them!

Thanks Annie for making it possible, you are "THE BEST"!


  1. Sounds like a fun time even if it wasn't the same as you are used to. What a neat thing for Anne Marie to do. We completely forgot it was Halloween. It isn't celebrated here either. Zen arrived yesterday and the kids were going to have a party on their boat with some of the other cruising kids.
    Trick or Treat
    Lots of hugs and kisses
    Grampa Griff and Nana Cheryl

  2. So wonderful that you were both able to dress up and still have a bit of our Canadian Halloween. I like the hats, the sparks kids all looked adorable. Hope to chat soon

  3. I find it funny and refreshing how you mentioned "at home in Toronto" rather than "at home in Alberta"...I guess the Perry's are Torontonians through and through now!!!

  4. I missed that quote "at home in Toronto".
    Alberta and its big sunny sky is the only home for me.
    One day you will be Alberta bound.