Tuesday, November 11, 2014


We had a super fun Halloween. I think we celebrated about 6 times.

 We went trick-or-treating with my sister's family. The girls were all very enthusiastic at first, but by the end, Sophia and Savannah were pretty tired of walking, so they sat in the stroller and did what I called "drive-thru trick-or-treating".
Sofia the First, Little Mermaid, a tourist, and me. In shorts. On Halloween. Thanks, Texas!
My mom made all the costumes.

Zoo Boo at the beginning of the month (on her birthday, in fact). This was her first experience with trick-or-treating, so she was a little shy.

 Pumpkin Patch! 
Photo op, rode a train, rode a horse (for the first time), and fed goats.
Gracie's first time in the "big girl" part of the stroller (aka not clipped in the car seat)
 Gallery Furniture Meet-Up
This was the first Halloween thing Sophia was super excited about. It was mostly just wearing her costume to a store where she got to see animals and eat free pizza since we got there late and missed most of the Halloween activities, but she was VERY excited to wear her costume again.
About half the Halloween events were during the day. This was one where we got to attend as a family! Hooray!
 Ward Trunk or Treat
 By now, she totally had the hang of trick-or-treating, and really came out of her normally shy shell to get candy. Our truck was a last-minute family project. I thought of the idea and painted the board, Russ did the mouth, and Sophia put on the eyes. :)

Love this candid shot.
Neither of them knew what to do with the donut on a string game. haha Sophia knew she had to eat it, but Carson got the "no hands" part down. 
 Ward Playgroup Halloween Party
 Sophia was a black cat because I didn't want her wearing her dress to the park. :) Mostly, I just think this is a cute picture of the girls.

Toddler Tuesday Halloween Ball
An event downtown where she rode cute stuffed horses, participated in a costume contest, and got to meet the "real" Sofia the First. Sophia was extremely excited to meet Sofia, but was pretty terrified of actually seeing her up close when it was our turn for a picture (and, let's be honest, Sofia is a little creepy).
Doing her "Sofia" pose for the judges. bahahah I was surprised she was actually brave enough to do it. 

 Children's Museum
Sophia had a lot of fun trying to find the places to trick-or-treat and doing the Halloween activities. I was impressed with all the cool Halloween decorations. They really went all out!
The obligatory "Baby's First Halloween" picture with the poor baby propped up on a bale of hay next to some pumpkins. haha I was by myself, so these were quick snap-and-grab-Grace-before-she-falls-over shots. :)
Whew. Halloween sure was a lot of fun. I'm glad Sophia was able to get so much use out of her beautiful costume. I always felt like she was wearing a tiny prom dress, and let's just say getting her in and out of a car seat in that dress was always an adventure. Holidays are always a lot more fun when you have kids old enough to really understand them!


Carson said...

WOW!! That was a lot of Halloween celebrations, and soooo many adorable pictures! I wish I could have been there to take part in the festivities, they looked like lots of fun.

I'm glad Sophia got so many uses out of her costume, and you're right, I think Sophia's dress looked more authentic than the one the character was wearing. Sophia is so good about posing for pictures--she looks cute in all of them. Now she needs to teach Grace not to make a grumpy face in most of her pictures.

I love those beautiful little girls so much!

Lissa said...

You did celebrate Halloween a lot, haha! At least you got good use out of the Halloween costumes/outfits! I think it's hilarious that your daughter would feed the goats but mine were both too afraid!