A late Halloween post

3 Nov

We had such a busy Halloween that I didn’t have a chance to post until today!

We had to take the kids on a day trip to Philadelphia so they could take the US citizenship oath and become official US citizens – you know, 4.5 years after they’ve come home (thanks to a mix up on the end of the US embassy in Kinshasa!).

We got there a bit early and Lucien was excited to have lunch whilst sitting on a stool at a deli! Haha!

Anyway, because it was Halloween, and the kids would be missing their school costume parade (and because I made the costumes!), I let them go to immigration in costume. One of the guards who let us in the building thought they were so cute that he stopped us on the way out so that he could go get the other guards in the back to come see them! And when we left the guards cheered our kids! It was cute.

So, here’s a picture of them, right after we did the oath – Miss Beatrice Kahlo and Mr Lucien Shinkansen.


And here’s a picture of my husband with Lucien, where you can see the train costume better (Lucien wanted to be a Shinkansen for Halloween, not a conductor, but the actual train…I’m going to put bullet train builder on my resume!):


And an up close of Bea’s make up, I loved her Kahlo eyebrows!



6 Responses to “A late Halloween post”

  1. deb jacobs November 4, 2014 at 00:10 #

    how creative for lucien! that’s what noah used to do. we never bought costumes. bea looks Fabulous x

    • Chantal November 6, 2014 at 22:53 #

      I think Bea just wanted to be Frida so she could wear make up! Hahaha!! Yeah, Lucien is train obsessed, I’m just glad he liked the costume.

  2. Sarah November 6, 2014 at 22:50 #

    How neat! 🙂 Love the costumes. The kids are adorable!! We are currently adopting a little girl China – so LOVE the adoption aspect of your blog as well! 🙂

    • Chantal November 6, 2014 at 22:52 #

      Thank you! Good luck with your adoption, I remember the wait was the worst part – and all that paperwork! 🙂

  3. tessfull2 November 11, 2014 at 10:59 #

    Great costumes! Congrats on Citizenship!!!!! I still haven’t done the paperwork for that. I really need to get it done.

    • Chantal November 11, 2014 at 11:04 #

      The citizenship for us, took so long because of a visa screw up (thank you US Embassy!) – once that was sorted out, the paperwork took about 10 months to get processed. I think because we live near a big city, maybe where you are it will take less time – I also called USCIS every month to check on it (I’m totally that guy!).

      I’m so glad it’s finally over. Ugh. Adopted kids should get American citizenship once they get on US soil, period. Paying extra for a piece of paper, that is essentially a formality, is foolish.

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