Friday, November 1, 2013

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 1: Filipinos

This afternoon, we were invited by our neighbors to go trick-or-treating! It's actually not a very common thing to do in the Philippines, but there's a small group of people who have started trick-or-treating where we live.We all walked through our neighborhood, with our kids and the neighbor kids getting all of the ingredients needed for a good sugar high. 
And, it's a good place to start our 30 Days of Thanksgiving. And we start with: Filipinos! We are so thankful for the friendliness and acceptance that our Filipino neighbors and friends have shown to us during our time here. Today was just another fun reminder of why we love where we live, and why we love the people. 

During the last four years, we have been so blessed to live in a country where the people have been so friendly and inviting to us and our kids. Thank you Philippines!
The kids had a GREAT time...they were super excited to go do some trick-or-treating. 
Looks like Pirates and Princesses are a theme that works well pretty much anywhere in the world. 

A little girl decided she really liked Brian! :)  She grabbed his hand and didn't want to let go. It was really cute. 
Fortunately, there was a little time in between houses to sample some of their hoard. 

We've talked to this older lady for the last two years---she always loves to see the kids, and today, she was handing out candy too! 
Daddy with a little princess and Supergirl, the self-proclaimed "Protector of the Princesses!" 
Hanging out in our neighbor's house after the pillaging of the neighborhood's candy supply was complete. 
There's not usually a lot of candy in our house...the kids definitely enjoyed taking advantage of the situation. But, later, Brooke asked Skye, "did you have a fun time?" She answered, "Yeah, I ate a LOT of candy. I have a tummy ache." 
At one of the houses we stopped at, they had pasta cooked in squid's ink. Delicious! Asia really liked it too. 
So, as we begin 30 Days of Thanksgiving, we are thankful for Filipinos, and especially our neighbors, for making our life here extra special.

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