Andrew and I have never really been that into Halloween, but I have to say, Halloween is more fun with kids – even when those kids have no idea what is going on! This was Ellery and Alexis’ first Halloween, so I really wanted to find them cute costumes to wear … somewhere. I had thought about planning a little “baby Halloween party” so we could show off their cuteness, but Halloween is really close to their birthday (which is in just over a week!!) and there is no way I had time to plan two parties that close together. So I figured we would just have to find some other Halloween festivities so that I could justify spending (too much) money on Halloween costumes for two 11-month olds who probably would not even want to wear them!
Our first Halloween excursion was on Saturday, when we decided to take the girls to the pumpkin patch for the afternoon. We went to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls and had a lot of fun! The weather was beautiful and Ellery and Alexis had a great time looking at the animals, climbing on the pumpkins, and even going for a hay ride.
We brought their costumes along in hope of getting some cute outdoor pictures of them, but they were not really interested in posing for pictures. Or holding still long enough to even be in the same frame as each other. But we did get a couple of cute ones.
After buying some pumpkins from the farm, on Sunday we launched our second attempt to get a cute Halloween picture that included both of them actually looking at the camera. Surely, without all the distractions of the farm, we could get a couple of good pictures. We figured we would put a couple pumpkins in the middle of the floor, the girls would crawl over to see them (because pumpkins are interesting, right?), and then we could get their attention, make them smile, and voila … adorable picture of the two of them! Well here are the pumpkins …
But where are Ellery and Alexis?
Oh, there they are. Apparently pumpkins pale in comparison to cabinet locks and remote controls. But we did manage to get a cute picture of Ellery (by plopping her down in the pile of pumpkins and taking a picture really fast!).
After another failed attempt to get a “picture perfect” pose of the two of them this morning, I gave up and accepted the fact that I was never going to get them both to sit still, look at the camera, and look happy simultaneously. Maybe next year when I can bribe them. In the meantime, we got some adorable “candid” shots and had a fun day! We skipped out on the trick-or-treating this year, but Ellery and Alexis got to crawl around in their costumes at the Halloween cookout down the street and then “helped” us hand out (aka. attempted to eat) candy before bed.