The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Our Halloween Costumes
Although Halloween is not celebrated in Uganda, Anne and I created our own
African version for the Sisters. We decorated their bedroom doors with pumpkin
cut-outs, made candy bags for each of them, and of course dressed up. I was a
pregnant African woman- I wore an African fabric dress, a headscarf, stuffed a
blanket underneath my dress to make me look pregnant, and carried a baby doll
wrapped around my back. The Sisters dressed as Santa Clause, a doctor, and me! The
Sister wore my clothes, which was pretty funny considering she wore my skirt
and she is a lot taller then I am. Anne dressed up as a cat in all black and
created paper ears. After dinner we carved pumpkins. Now keep in mind orange
pumpkins are not easy to find in Uganda let alone ones big enough to
carve into. So we had one small/medium size orange pumpkin- a lucky find, and a
green pumpkin. Carving into them was not easy. We quickly found out that they
were not as ripe as the ones from home, which made cutting a whole lot harder.
After several people attempted to cut/stab into the pumpkin we finally did it.
We made a traditional face in one of them and a cross in the other. There was
no trick-or-treating or haunted houses this year, but you make do with what you
have. Pictures to come soon!