Afterward, we went to a Halloween party thrown by our friend Jill--she has a toddler and a preschooler, and lots of other kids were there as well. Halloween isn't a Norwegian holiday (though it is gaining popularity here), but Jill's husband, Scott, is American, so their family likes to celebrate it. Scott was out of town, but Jill still managed to bake and frost a very impressive number of Halloween cupcakes for the party.
We did find one "community" Halloween activity in Bergen, so we went to that next. It was at the Bergen Aquarium. Kids were encouraged to dress in costumes and to bring flashlights so they could look around the aquarium in the dark. It was really cool. There were lots of spooky decorations, and people in costume were walking around giving candy to the little kids, while others were scaring the adults and big kids. Oscar scared a good number of people, too.
|Spider-man Sergio, Skeleton Oscar, and Alien Jonah at the Aquarium|
|Oscar got to hold a tarantula!|
Today Oscar wore a Halloween costume to school. Of course, he was the only kid at his school that dressed up, but he had a second costume that he was just dying to wear:
|Good Sir Oscar|