Heritage Family Festival, Sunday, Oct 30, 2011
With Paige being our little red-head, I knew immediately what I'd like for her to be for Halloween this year...PEBBLES FLINTSTONE!! My grandfather, JD Samuels, always watched the Flintstones...it's a memory that I have of him that I'll never forget. He didn't care of kids were around or not, he loved the comedy that was portrayed in the cartoon....and he would cackle. Wow...just sitting here....I can hear his laughter!!
So....now that I had Pebbles' costume chosen...and I knew we had volunteered to do a trunk at "Trunk r Treat"...who better for me to be, than WILMA! I tried to get Jamie to be Fred...but that wasn't going to happen. But hey...he did wear an orange shirt...does that count?! ok...sure ;) I"m sure it wasn't a conscious thought when he wore the shirt...but we'll give him credit anyway!!
Marci wanted to be Taylor Swift...and the costume kinda "fell together" by great friends giving us this and that...and by the time we got to the event...well...it kinda "fell apart". You see, Marci is her own person, with her own way of thinking...wardrobe is always an issue. And so this night was like any other...the dress was scratchy...the wig was REALLY scratchy...the Guitar had "Barbie" written on it, which in her eyes was deemed as "babyish"...and I didn't EVEN mention her wearing SOCKS with the boots. Heaven forbid! "Socks" is a dirty word in our house...she has always always hated socks. In fact, when "flip flop weather" is over, I cringe! haha But...as I look back to how I sweated Trace's 1st Halloween, when he screamed over the monkey outfit, and made for a horrible night, I have learned to pick my battles...and well...Taylor Swift ended up looking like a glorified Marci in a dress and boots...but that was jusssst fine :)
Trace said he was "too old" for Halloween this year...but at the last minute, his friend talked him into wearing some military gear. And who was he to argue over a way to get free candy...so he obliged!
We teamed up with friends, Mandi Cruz and her son Harrison...aka "Betty and Bam Bam" Rubble to create a "Bedrock" trunk. Trace made our signs for us that said "The Flintstones" and "The Rubbles"...he was so proud of himself and I was proud to have them as part of our trunk...even IF the
"Flintstones" wasn't spelled correctly. Hey, again...don't sweat the small stuff, right? :)
So...Heritage Church bought $1K worth of candy and it was gone within the first 45 minutes. They went and got more...and we still ran out! We ended up shutting down Bedrock an hour early. It was guesstimated that there were 2000 people on our campus!! What an outreach to our community! We must pray that the environment we created, full of fun, will entice them to visit our church, if they don't have a church family!
|Wilma let her hair down! haha Actually, you can't tell it, but I put red die in it...it just didn't take well! and Since I'm no good at hair...I was waiting on a friend to do my "up-do" at church ;)|
|THIS is my "glorified Marci" that I was referring to above...and her friend, Allie Forand! Aren't they gorgeous?!|
|...and here's the "up-do"...I can honestly say I've never had my hair in a bun before...but there's a 1st time for everything, eh?|
|Betty and BamBam :)|
|I adore their expressions...|
|Mandi (aka Betty) carved this "Yabba Dabba DOO" pumpkin...how creative!|
|yabba dabba BOO.... ya'll know I'm a sucker for play on words and puns...so this was SO down my alley!|
|Here's FRED...in his modern stone age attire :)|
|Can you see the LINES of people down the row of trunks...they were as far as the eye could see!|
|Betty is manning our trunk!|
|This is our "Small Group"...they set up a trunk too...they outdid themselves...they were the "Fishers of Men"...and set up a boat and tents and a campfire out of carved pumkins. It was more rocking than Bedrock!! ;)|
|Look at the campfire...is that not awesome?!|
|Judy and Craig|
|Craig had a fishing line attached to some candy and when kids would bend down to pick it up, he would reel in the line...it was funny each and every time...it never got old!|
|Daniel made the kids "fish" for their own candy|
|THere's Patti and her son, Michael|
|Paige and her friend Paizley took a stroll around the festival|
|Trace really didn't want his picture taken...I promised him I wouldn't post it on facebook...but I didn't promise I would n't blog about it! :)|
|Trace and his friend, Ty|
|"Trick or Treat"...|