First, we had to make a trip to the pumpkin patch! I brought the camera, only to find out that the memory card was full. So I set about to delete enough pictures to make room... only for the battery to die!!! Major mommy fail! Thank goodness for iPhones.
We headed to Jubilee Farm, an awesome, non-commercialized place that even has it's own CSA. I'd taken students on a field trip there, and knew it was the place to take Ruby.
|Daddy found the perfect pumpkin and chopped it from the vine.|
|Our little family - look at those ominous clouds!|
|We rode in the hay wagon from the field to the barn.|
|Little Miss checked out her pumpkins.|
|Ate her skirt.|
|And gave us some attitude.|
|And I held my three pumpkins while Daddy loaded the car to go home.|
Then, we had a little front porch photo shoot:
|"I'm not sure about this, Mommy..."|
|My absolute fave - it's the background of my phone right now.|
|"Oooh, look at this!"|
|"Ok, I'm ready for a nap now."|
At parent-baby class, we had a little Halloween party. Which really just meant that we dressed the kids up and took pictures. Because, well, they're 3-6 months old. They aren't exactly party animals. And luckily that was all it was, and they didn't take pics right away because it took us 70 minutes to get there. Apparently everybody forgot that they live in Washington, and it rains here. Um, hi, if you can't drive in the rain, you might be living in the wrong state. Just sayin'.
|Yawn. "I'm over this party, Mom."|
And finally, it was Halloween night. Ruby took a late nap, so I was able to dress her up and have her help me answer the door for trick or treaters. For a little bit, anyway, she got tired fast.
|She "helped" me make candy bar cookies while we waited for the doorbell to ring.|
It turned out I was right to be. The kids that came were LOUD. And the first group rang the doorbell anyway (wtf?). It didn't end up mattering though, because after three groups of kids, the bowl was empty. Yes, it was full when we left it. I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of disheartened by this. I knew there was a possibility that would happen, but in my heart I'd hoped the kids wouldn't be so greedy. =( Oh well.
We never ended up carving our pumpkin (oops), but on the whole, it was a great first Halloween as a family of three! I LOVED Ruby's costume (yes, I made it, and am tooting my own horn, but she was so stinkin' cute!), loved getting to go to the pumpkin patch (we actually went to another with our playgroup, but didn't stay long enough to take pictures, it was only 34 degrees that morning!), and loved seeing all the babies dressed up. I can't wait until next year to take her trick or treating for the first time! And I'll definitely be making her another pumpkin hat next year - so many people made comments about our little pumpkin-head. Dressing up babies for holidays is so fun... bring on Thanksgiving!