It's not what you think. This isn't a super early blog about the upcoming holiday season. We've never been organized enough to post about events in the future! Instead we'd like to share some pics of the holiday festivities we've enjoyed over the past month.
First, All Hallow's Eve.
We moseyed over to the neighborhood near our school, just across the toll highway from our house. There are a decent number of families there from ISP so our kiddos were able to hit a few houses with the large group of kids and then binge in the gated community's common room.
Afterwards, the best pics were of The Big O, who took off his zombie coat and lazed around looking like a 1950s method actor.
After October 31st comes, surprisingly enough, November. In Panama, November is Mes de la Patria, or Patriotic Month. Flags are everywhere, and each division of ISP goes all out for the school's Mes de la Patria celebration - students and staff, decked out in local garb, dancing regional dances. Most of the school participates, probably because the national ministry of education decrees it so.
But the kiddos did look pretty cute.
Some teachers and I also got in on the action.
The Eldest was not forced to participate (this year...!).
And then there was the 4th Thursday in November. Our lovely friends hosted a Thanksgiving potluck that was practically perfect in every way. We're grateful to be able to spend the holidays with our Family-Away-From-Family!
Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone! December is right around the corner!