Sunday, July 3, 2005

THE OOMPAS GO TO THE FAIR

We love the Renaissance Festival and try to go every year.  We knew the cousins would have a blast.  I was sewing and piecing together costumes until the time we left, but it was worth it.  The Oompas looked fabulous!  Unfortunately, despite their distinguished looks, it was no easier getting a group photo of them.  This was as good as it would get in the 581 shots we took.

 

Experience taught us to take lots of water.  Uncle Daddy carried 2 camel-packs.  At least we knew where two of the kids were.  Little Miki was probably the most adorable little Princess at the fair, and people made a point of telling her so.  Her gown was made from my old purple lace outfit from the military ball disaster that I wrote about earlier this year.

      

Jo wanted to be a pirate like his older cousins and spent the day before practising his 'Arrrr Arrrr Arrr!'.  His sister Talia went as a gypsy, and a very dainty one at that.

      

Rocky doesn't often wear a dress, and she tried very hard to act like a lady at the fair, but we had to laugh at her sneakers poking out from underneath her gown.  Becca dressed as a gypsy as well, but looked like the perfect lady.... until she opened her mouth!  Oh well, I guess I haven't been the greatest role model in the 'Lady' department.

      

These are my other 2 pirates.  It was so cool seeing the two boys walking through the fair grounds, many people assumed they were part of the show.  A voluptuous wench tried to kidnap Art and one fair-goer tried to get an autograph from Zack, thinking he was Johnny Depp re-living his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. 

17 comments:

awen1122 said...

Damn Dorn!  You did good with the costumes!  They all look fab!!!!!!

heathyrxmarie said...

Woah! How cool is that! I love them!  We don't have that kind of fair here, I'd love to go!  The kids look GREAT! :)
Hugs,
xoxo
Heather

astaryth said...

Everyone's costumes look GREAT, Dorn. You did good, Auntie Mom! The two pirates especially look their part.
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sdoscher458 said...

Dorn these pictures are so cute....the boys look great...but I'm doubled over looking at the one with hubby and the liquid backpak...so funny.  Sandi

gdireneoe said...

What absolutely gorgeous children!  And you exemplified every personality!  Tell "Johnny" I am a huge fan and want his autograph!  Beautiful pictures.                         C.
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loveladylisa1 said...

Great costumes! They look terriffic! My son and his girlfriend are big fans of the Ren Fairs and go whenever they can. My son's gf is supposed to be giving me some patterns for some Medieval and other garb, I can email them along when I get them if you like.  You seem like a heck of a seamstress!
Lisa

mumma4evr said...

great pictures!!!!!  I am jealous!!!  want to come and sew for me?
Becky

floralilia said...

oh, these are just great!  I love the renaissance fair - and always dressed the kids too when we went -

what a fun mom you are!

scotthlori said...

WOW!  It sounds like so much fun!  And you took some wonderful pictures!

Lori
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promiseluv372 said...

Dorn,
You have so many blessings and they are all  in those photos!  How great!  wonderful job sewing too.
Luv,
Promise

purplectigger said...

The pictures are great. Looks like everyone had a great time. Everyone looked great . Great job on the sewing.
Hugs, R.C.

swmpgrly said...

They all  look like they are part of the show!

ikoiko33 said...

Great pics Dorn!!  Thanks for sharing!!

Kasey

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brandyp0509 said...

These are so great! What kind of fair is this exactly? The kids all look like they belong in the show and were in the heck can I get a camel pack at ???? I desperately need one of those, lol. We leave for camping on the 20th and believe me on those 2 mile hicks a camel pack would be a Godsend, lol.  Loved the pictures! Brandy

princesssaurora said...

Wow!  Awesome pics!  Awesome family!  Thank you for sharing!

Dawn

sunnyside46 said...

you always have so much fun! You tell it so well, too!
Marti

mzgoochi said...

Those are some great looking kids Dorn.