Monday, October 29, 2007

The Fall Festival

First of all, for those of you who have not seen them, I am so sorry. I did not get good shots of the kids in their costumes. Not thoughts of that at all. Why? What is dressing up for in not a photo op? That being said...

Sunday afternoon we woke the kids up from their naps and finally allowed them to don their costumes. Thomas transformed into Sheriff Woody (Toy Story) and Sarah Grace became a Fairy Princess Ballerina. Elizabeth got a cool new set of pajamas.

We arrived at the church for the Fall Festival and the kids were thrilled. Yes, they liked the inflatables and the pop corn and the hay ride and cake walk and other assorted activities, but I think their favorite part was being allowed to essentially run free in the parking lot! (with several sets of loving church family eyes helping us to keep up with them!)



Thomas had a blast sliding down the slides and jumping in the screened in jumper. Sarah Grace won Brownies at the cake walk and loved riding around on the hay ride and eating bags and bags of popcorn.



We did stuff Elizabeth into a cute pumpkin costume that had a wonderful head covering to help shield her from the chilly evening air. She looked adorable and was snug as a bug. I think she was the cutest punkin there! I even snuck her a bite or two of cotton candy, very much so to her pleasure!



At costume contest time, we managed to get the kids to stand 'still' long enough for pictures. Sarah Grace waved her butterfly wand around and ate popcorn and looked sweet. Thomas came home with a prize for great costume (my head swelled, since I managed to put it all together!). A prize that he promptly handed to me and asked to go on the hayride again.



As we were getting ready to bundle everyone out of the parking lot, I found me a jousting partner. We probably would have had a good joust or two if we had had more time to practice (like a few weeks!!). But we both left laughing, and left all the teenage boys laughing, too!

5 comments:

Bethney said...

Sarah Grace looks scared to death coming down that slide!

Lora Lynn said...

I'd love to talk trash and say I could totally take ya on that jousting thing, but you and I both know it would be a lie. Because I am weak. And un-athletic. And you would kick my butt.

Sonya said...

Looks like so much fun! I love those jousting things but I've never had a chance to play on them. I should probably be thankful! LOL!

Anonymous said...

meemum thinks gracie and mommy look scared--however tom is a happy (brave?) boy!

Aubrey said...

For the record, Sarah Grace went down this slide THREE times. The first one with me, and she cried all the way down. The second time all by herself, and she laughed and wanted to go again, but did not get that she had to stand in line. The third time, with Miss Meagan, and she was not happy. She looked sad and sucked her thumb on the way down. Not that she asked to go down each and every time. Talk about the prerogative to change ones mind...