I had the best time this past weekend in Tennessee. It is wonderful to go “home” at visit with my parents, my son, and my grandkids. The trip to Tennessee was so that I could attend the birthday party for my three grands. Their party is always a Halloween theme, so my daughter and I had to pull together costumes for both of us quickly, and we also wanted something for my mother. On the way to Tennessee, we stopped at three different stores trying to gather all of the supplies that we needed to make the costume. As soon as we got to Tennessee, we quickly made a trip to my parents but immediately headed to a Homecoming game at the high school where I graduated. My son is a defensive coach there, and they are ranked in the state this year. They won, and that brought their record to 7-0, which broke the school record.
My son is afraid of heights, so I was surprised when I didn’t see him on the field, but on top of the announcer’s booth instead. It was high in the air, and he said he made sure not to look over the side. Lol! Saturday morning was spent at soccer games. Jett and Huttson each had a game, and they both were scoring machines. They are very competitive with each other, and they try to outscore each other. Matti and I, both dressed in black, wished that we wore something else since it was so hot. I thought that it was supposed to have a cold front moving through, but it was still in the ’90s this weekend. Ashleigh is very artistic. She found a couple of 1.00 tank tops that she cut up to repurpose into the outfit that she needed. Then, she glued shells on the top and painted designs on the top.
This was a sash that she was making to go over a skirt. My costume called for me to be green from head to toe. That meant a green wig, green dress, green leaves, and green paint. I started putting the first coat of paint on my face, arms, and neck. My daughter started helping me get the paint on my face, and then she went to wash her hands. The paint wouldn’t come off!!! I heard my daughter laughing hysterically in the kitchen, and I kept asking her why she was laughing so hard. She finally told me that she couldn’t get the paint off her hands, and she hoped that I liked the color green since I was committed at this point. This was the finished look for my Te Feti costume. I had never seen the Disney movie that this character was in, but all the kids seemed to know who I was supposed to be. This was the finished product! I am Te Feti, my daughter as Moana, and my mother as Gramma Tala. If you have seen the movie before, let me know how you think we did. I thought you might like to see some more pictures of the party, so here are a few. My son’s family, (not including the blonde little boy) were all characters from Toy Story. Jett was the head of the slinky dog, my daughter-in-law was Jesse, the other half of the slinky dog is Jett’s best friend, the toy soldier is Huttson, my son was Malibu Ken, and my sweet Matti B. was workout Barbie. There were lots and lots of costumes, but these were are few that I liked. We left the party in time to run to the grocery store to buy baby oil. The directions on the body paint said that it would come off with baby oil…it lied! After the baby oil, I was still a little shade of green. I decided to try Dawn detergent next.
I finally got most of the green off, but not without losing some hide. I scrubbed, and scrubbed, and scrubbed to get the green off, and except my nails, I look almost normal. Everybody take a few minutes and wish my baby girl a Happy Birthday!!! Koda J has already given her a few birthday kisses.
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