Tuesday, November 6, 2012


This year being Lily's first Halloween, we were excited to get her dressed up and parade her around. We talked about going trick-or-treating with our friends. Lily can't go door to door, but we could put her in the stroller and go for a nice walk as a family. Great idea, right? Tell that to Mother Nature who sent us a week of downpour!

Since the rain put a stopper in our plans, we decided we would surprise our parents and bring Lily trick-or-treating to their houses! (Sorry, dad! Yakima is a little far to swing by. Maybe next year. :)) At each place we got Lily in her costume and knocked on the door.

What was our little Lily this year? Why she was the cutest elephant that you've ever seen... (our girl loves her sleep and really felt that this whole 'Halloween thing' was being blown way out of proportion.)

In the afternoon I met up with Rachel to make sure that our girls had their pictures taken together. Emma was a zebra and it's practically a requirement to take pictures of cute zoo animals!

Aren't they adorable?

Early in the day, Lily and I decided to play dress up. Here she is in the tutu that she received at my first baby shower:

For Lily's 10 week photos last week, we decided we would put her in a pumpkin. That didn't quite work out as well as we'd hoped, but we've gotten lots of good tips to try it again next year. So, we really only got a series of outtakes:

I am back to work now and things are going as smoothly as they can. I'm so grateful for supportive coworkers and friends that are willing to help watch Lily. It means that we don't have to put her into daycare until the first of the year. We are so lucky to have such a great support system!

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