Friday, June 25, 2004

GOING TO THE FAIR... 2003

PreviewI found these pictures floating around on my computer.  These were taken last summer at the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colorado.  We go at least once a year and have begun dressing up.  At least the kids and I do, we are working on getting the Scrooge to wear a costume this year but I'm not putting any money on it.  Zack looked so at home there that people actually thought he was one of the actors there.  He got a kick out of that.  His favorite part was the jousting, and of course he loved the 'black knight'. 

 

 

PreviewArthur, who really was named after King Arthur, one of my favorite childhood heros, was a jester the year before but had decided last year that he wanted to be a knight.  At 14 he's smaller than his 12 year old sister, but he's got a huge sence of humor and a big heart for animals.  He's also a dare devil (worse now that we have the dirtbikes) and is probably mostly to blame for my premature white hairs.

 

 

 

 

PreviewRebecca was turning heads at an alarming rate last summer and we had to keep a close eye on her.  Its scary when men and older boys look at her.  This year I think I'm going to take a slingshot just in case.  I don't know what I'm going to do when she starts looking back!  Lord help me!  I'd still like to get her married off before PMS sets in though, thats the real scary part!  If her pre-pms is anything to go by, her future husband will have her back by the 2nd night of her first menstral cycle following their wedding.  Well, thats no good, cos then she'll be home again!

 

PreviewAbout the only time we call Rocky by her given name Rachel is when she's in trouble and when she's atthe Fair.  I think she likes the fair almost as much as Christmas, its like living in a fairy tale for a day, and all of the actors/workers at the festival treat her like a little princess.  She really milks the part too and by last year she had learned the accent and was just hamming it up.  We're going to Disneyland with her cousins next weekend.  Thats cool with her, but she's more excited about going to the Fair when she gets back!  To be honest, so am I.  I want to eat a smoked turkey leg with my bare hands, drink beer and belch like a strumpet! 

9 comments:

beckieramos said...

Beautiful pics! Your kids are gorgeous! Looks like a fun time! God bless, Beckie

fuzzypanda68 said...

What beautiful children you have Dorn. Sounds like you guys are going to have a blast. I'm so Jealous. LOL

Lahoma

angieabk said...

Your kids are just beautiful... I mean it.  
That beautiful skin they all have is making me really jealous!!!!  And all that glorious black hair.  Wow.
I've been meaning to ask for a while... do you have Native American heritage or is it Hawaian?  I know I didn't spell that right.. It's late and I'm stupid.  Anyway... just wondering.

I love the pictures!!!!  
angie

ryanagi said...

I love Renaissance Fairs! I used to have a roommate who was a Wiccan and a member of the SCA. Hmm...I should write about that. LOL -B

gatorspictures said...

Wow, what a gorgeous passel of kids you got there, dorn! I'll bet those two oldest were really turning heads... and the two youngest are absolutely ADORABLE. The fair looks like a great time, I've never been to one... c

hestiahomeschool said...

My Lord, they are stunning kids.  
We are re-enactors, and the girls LOVE to dress up...

hestiahomeschool said...

We go to the Ohio Ren Fest every year. They have a few days just for homeschoolers, when it not too crowded. We always have a  blast.

ann7inflorida said...

Your kids are gorgeous Dorn! Just like you! : )

sprite1229 said...

Zack definately looks like he works there..hes so into the part..i mean, just look at him!