it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Monday, October 20, 2008

characters welcome

CINDERELLERY

the signal must have gone out from the farm because we
had all kinds of princesses and other characters
show up ready to have a good time.
JASMINE(ABIGAIL)
CLEOPATRA aka QUEEN OF DE'NILE(GWYN)


THE SCARECROW CAME WITH A BRAIN AND ALL HER HEART


A MORE GROWN UP CLEOPATRA(ESTHER) AND HER SLEEPING BEAUTY(GRACE)
were in the crowd too.

lots of hugs...kisses...holding of hands...
laughter...giggling...

PART OF THE MOD SQUAD WAS CINDERELLERY'S MOM(RACHEL)
(i never knew)



there were apples for bobbing...


occasionally teeth were captured instead of apples.


...everyone decorated individual pumpkin cakes, even GRUMPY(ERIC) ...

JESSE(the beardless wonder) came as well!


...we ate and sat around the firepit...



...then there were hayrides...


we played put the face on the pumpkin, blindfolded of course.



DAVID aka(the best son ever)






MAYI did it too!


...talking FLAMEHEADS came bearing peace...


duck , duck, duck...


ETHAN'S lovely girlfriend came, CANAAN

...doughnuts on a string was a children's game until this year
when, ahem, an adult insisted the big kids wanted to play...








...there was bowling for gourds...









thank you, friends for coming to our fun harvest/costume party!
love, SPARTACUS AND HIS WOMAN WITH JASMINE

26 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh how absolutely wonderful.....I would have loved to have joined in......for me family and true friends coming together are memories to cherish in years to come........but it takes one very special person to organise these parties......well done you......

Gail said...

marmee, How wonderful! I had a great time looking at the photos of your family and friends. Wasn't the day beautiful beyond belief...I can see that it is warm and the air is filled with love and celebration; I didn't see one unhappy face! That's a successful family party;-> Gail

Arissa Mae said...

Looks like fun! The costumes and the games, the family and friends, and...THE WEATHER!!!! Please, please, send fall our way!!

Susie said...

Looks like your party was a success!! Loved all the characters and that bowling for gourds looked like lots of fun!

Darla said...

What a wonderful time! We love doughnuts on a string too.

tina said...

I was wondering how the party went and see now it went to the characters:) Looks like fun!

Rose said...

Marmee, You have a beautiful family, and what a joy to have them all together for such a fun time! I have a little Jasmine/Ariel/Cinderella who often pops in,too, even if it's not a party:)
Love those stump seats in your garden!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I loved seeing the kid's costumes. Lovely day for a outdoor party.
Marnie

Amy said...

Looked like so much fun and great memories for all of the kids. It made me remember doing donuts on a string when I was little. Thanks for sharing and inspiring ideas.

joey said...

Thank you, dear Marmee, for including us in your festive party with lovely family and friends. How fun and wonderful memories. I hosted parties like this when my children were young ~ now I'm attending their Halloween parties and you've given me some good ideas for my costume!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love that photo of the held hands. And the apples bobbing in the water. All so nice and heartwarming.
Brenda

marmee said...

well, cheryl we would have loved to have you here and poppi too!
i love making memories with my children and their children. it is a time to cherish for sure. thank you!

marmee said...

the day was perfect, gail and a wonderful time spent with all. we had good food, lots of fun, and the kids were a joy to watch. thank you, it was a success.

lola said...

What a wonderful thing to do to celebrate the Fall season. Loved the outdoor sitting. Costumes were adorable. Great fun for all. Family's getting together is the most important thing.

marmee said...

arissa mae,
the day was cool but not cold. it was perfection. we had such a fun day. wish you and your fam could have been here.

marmee said...

susie, the bowling is always a big hit, even the adults get in on the fun. we did have a wonderful time and everyone seemed to really enjoy.

marmee said...

darla, like i said the big kids(adults wanted a go at it this year.) we had a great day. thank you.

marmee said...

we had a fantastic day and wonderful time dressing up and acting like children.

marmee said...

rose, we have many dress ups events during the year including some days just for fun. isn't it great to have children in your life. thank you my family is my treasure.
the stumps are great natural seating out behind barn around our fire pit.

marmee said...

marnie, we couldn't have asked for a better day. the sun was shining but it was cool not cold. perfecto!
the party was wonderful.

marmee said...

amy
i am glad you were inspired that is always my hope that someone could benefit from my ideas. it is my passion to do these sort of things and i LOVE it. thanks for coming by and we did have a wonderful time.

marmee said...

oh good joey you will have to let me know what costume you come up with. it was a special day making great memories with my family and friends. i am very happy to share it with all of you my blogging freinds, too.

marmee said...

brenda,
i loved that hand holding photo too! my daughter, abbey(9 yrs old) took it while i was busy hosting the events. we had the most fantastic day with alot of wonderful memories made. thank you!

marmee said...

lola, glad to have you around been missing you.
my family is my all, my treasure.
we had a terrific day filled with lots of fun and joy.

gigi said...

such beautiful people hang out at your parties!! would love to have been there too! the adorable young'uns in costumes, and the games, and the hayride - what a fun way to celebrate the arrival of Fall! thanks for sharing!

p.s. is that a new Sarah Palin hairdo you are wearing?

marmee said...

gigi,

haha, i wanted spartacuses woman to be a liberated woman with a palin-twist.
i do have beautiful people in my life, and i am very grateful for their beauty from within.
we did have a wonderful time and we all wish you could have been here too!