A Kenyan Halloween


I’ve never been real keen on the idea of Halloween….except that I love the whole costume and candy part.

Around the first part of October, we received an email from the Embassy warden, who is basically an American in our area of Kenya assigned to keep other ex-pat Americans up-to-speed on security announcements and other general information.

This was a different kind of announcement though!  A flyer about a community picnic/trick-or-treat party put on by the American Chamber of Commerce.  I have been excited about the prospect of a costume party since hearing about it.

We got the kids all costumed up, Eli a lady bug and Lucy a fairy.  Not bad for Africa:


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The trick-or-treating ended up being kind of a trick because there really wasn't much candy

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Her face paint started out pretty....



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Working the beard...on the International School Campus in Nairobi


Finishing the day with driving the 4-wheeler at the mall


8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cindi on November 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Has Ian checked his beard lately for living creatures hahaha.


  2. Posted by Eve on November 4, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Eli looks like a ladybug bank robber. I love it! Great job getting outfits together in Kenya!!


  3. Posted by Cindi on November 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    little sister that was soooo mean even Alek thought that was mean. Just wait I will think of something else!! Plus I don’t think I would like living in there, not my cup of tea 🙂


    • Posted by mayfamily on November 5, 2009 at 4:20 pm

      Cindy that was actually Ian (me)replying to your beard comment not Anne. Be mad at me…not her. Only joking about you being an insect that needs to be exterminated…just a little protective of the beard. Someone’s got to stand up for it afterall since it can’t speak for itself.


      • Posted by Cindi on November 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

        Sorry Ian, it just reminds of an episode of an old movie from the 60’s with a bunch beach bums and there was this professor who had a beard like that. No more funnin’ on the beard.
        Besides Anne had no clue what I was talking about she was so confused.

  4. Posted by Cindi on November 4, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Alek finally got his package


  5. Posted by erin on November 7, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Love the costumes and the commentary!!


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