Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Fall Festival

Our church does one of those "Halloween alternatives" each year and we call it the Fall Fesitval. This is one of the highlights of the year of church events for the girls. We do our best costumes for this event and have so much fun!
This year, Hannah wanted to be a black cat. She already had the ears, I was fortunate to find the long "velvet" leotard at a yard sale for $2 this summer and she wore black socks and black shoes. Pretty easy costume...well , except that the makeup took a little time but it was fun! Oh, and her tail was a pair of black tights that we tied around her waist and stuffed with socks.
Annette, who is 5 1/2, recently lost her two bottom front teeth and she chose to be the Tooth Fairy this year. She picked the color scheme. She wanted blue hair to look reminiscent of mouthwash. :-) Her face paint was fun to do as well. Especially the swirls on the side of her face. They don't show up as well as I wish in this picture but they may if you click on it to see it larger.

Ivy and Annette found this slide during the final forty minutes of the F.F. I tought Ivy would be too chicken to try it but they did it over and over until it was time to leave. It was really high!

Okay, now Dad, if you read this, you will be bothered by the fact that this next picture actually comes chronologically before the one above.... Sorry! ;-)

Last year Ivy was too scared to ride the ponies. This year, we took the video camera and I told Steve to get a video of her chickening out. She didn't! She loved it!
Same thing with the train but no video this time. She was scared to death of the train last year and this year she and Uncle Evan rode it twice! She smiled like this the whole time! I think Evan only smiled for the benefit of my camera.


Nataliya said...

Absolutely adorable!

Beth said...

What a cute smile. Ivy, not Evan.:)Evan has on a fine smile, but I wouldn't call it cute.