The Halloween Party
The Worlds are having a Halloween party, with family and friends. Most of the grown ups gather near the refreshments. At 13, Vanessa likes to consider herself part of the grown up crowd. Tonight her costume is 'hippy'.She's sitting with Dolly's sisters and some of their kids.
|I love this barn! It's a Melissa and Doug barn and is slightly too short, but I think it worked pretty well.|
And of course the men stay near the food.That's Kenzie's boyfriend Milo,Dolly's brother in law Ted (married to the sister next to Vanessa), and Dolly and Wally's son in law Roger. Looks like Roger's boots were too tight. He's in his socks.
And on the other side of the barn, which looks suspiciously like the first side...
The kids are going to bob for apples.Heidi and Maria set up the tub while Wally watches. Those Planet of the Apes costumes Tammy talked Wally and Dolly into wearing are pretty cool.
Harry has come as a clown and Emma has come as Dorothy, but that doesn't mean she can't try on the clown mask. Kind of creepy...
|My daughter Emma's 'Emma the Doll' in the middle. She went everywhere and did everything we did for years. She's a little scary these days, thus the mask. That's Ivy's doll 'Swingy Legs' (I kid you not!) on the left.|
Wally had to go 'check on the refreshments', so Dolly has taken over.
Dolly: Oh. Uh,my face was sweaty.
|The family that Apes together...|
|That's Maria's little sister Marcie behind Heidi and Tammy.|
Tammy, muttering under her mask: He's a friend of Gareth's.He's 'The Unknown Super Hero'.
Anne: Oh kaaay.
Simon: Got the water in. Where are the apples?
Dolly: What's the commotion over here?
Kids: Tammy cheated!
Dolly: All right Tammy. Give them here.
Dolly: Dad! I found 'em!
Somehow nobody feels like bobbing for apples anymore...
But they still have a good time.
Apparently Vanessa got bored with the adults and has lowered herself to hanging out with the kids. What is The Unknown Super Hero doing with his Magic Pick Ax? Not the pumpkins!Emily tries to
|Ivy's favourite doll, 'Blue' (center). At one point when Ivy was tiny, all her dolls were named Blue.(Years before Beyonce' and Jay Z!)That's Ivy's 'Rose' on the left and 'Meatball' on the right.|
|My son Fuzzy's Fuzzy the Doll on the left. Fuzz dressed him for the party this way himself. He's 18 now, but he always had Fuzzy looking in similarly weird ways. That's Fuzzy's doll 'Prince Hashka' on the bale of straw. He's being a tourist for Halloween.|
Gareth: Forget it!You're not scaring me. That thing is made of plastic!
Todd: Well how about I just twist your nose with one of these wrenches then?
Fuzzy (The Unknown Super Hero): Man, your brother is cool!
|Since Gareth can't tilt his head back, I made it look like he was looking up by just showing him from behind and tilting his hat waaay back. Those are The World's daughters Kenzie and Tina on the straw bale.|
Gareth: It's not funny!
Dolly: But there are kind of a lot of cowboys,aren't there?
Gareth: These guys are lame! My costume is totally different.
Wally: How do you figure?
Gareth: Where'd all the apples go?
Fuzzy: Forget the apples. I have a better idea!
Later, after everyone is gone, Tammy wanders back in, looking for her mask...
Fuzzy: Heh heh heh. Yeah! Soaking in the tub!
Gareth:Well, at least you're not a cowboy.
Behind the scenes:
I hope everyone had a safe a happy Halloween!