Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fall Festival

We had a busy weekend (our social calendar tends to fill up quickly due to our extreme popularity:), and wrapped it up at the Darlings' fall festival. We played touch football--well, I didn't, but hopefully next year!--bobbed for apples, carved pumpkins, talked, ate, and played games until late at night. It was a lot of fun.
It was a costume party, and we decided to take advantage of the Belly. I--or rather Baby--was a basketball, Vance was the hoop, and Isaac was the basketball star. Hopefully you can tell that just by looking at us! :)

Taking a time out to forage for grapes...mmmm

I generally consider apple bobbing to be an unhygenic activity, but due to a) not being much of a germophobe, and b) being a sucker for dares, I got roped into competing against Vance in the bobbing contest. He won.
Below is my first attempt at posting a video. Vance takes on Mike in a heated race for an apple. If you can hear the sound at all, you may pick up my laughter and Isaac's freaked-out screams. The sight of people dunking their heads into a metal bin and the raucous screaming of everyone else was too much for him. But he had a sick fascination with the whole thing, and couldn't stop looking. Hopefully he isn't scarred for life.


Jenn said...

That is great! I love your creative costumes!

Ellen said...

Yeah, I know exactly who put the tape on those shirts. The straightness of the lines. The symmetry. Did you know that Vance's prizewinning zoo picture when he was 10 was done with a ruler and markers? =) Great pictures. Wish we could've been there!