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Halloween 2018

Every year for Halloween we try to think of a fun group costume.  (See previous years here.)  The girls have fun playing the part, and I have fun making the costumes and documenting it all.  I’ll be honest though, I do solicit the help of my family with these costumes on occasion.  We’ll chalk that up to a family bonding experience.

This year my oldest wanted to be Alice for Halloween.  My little one wanted to be a butterfly, so we had do some convincing to stick with a theme.  Luckily, it didn’t take much convincing.  As soon as we reminded her that the Cheshire Cat was PURPLE she was ALL IN!

This year’s location was quite the find!  With all of the rain that we’ve been having, my two first locations were completely under water!  However, it was meant to be because this location turned out better than I had imagined.

I give you…Alice in Wonderland.

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Ghosts of Halloween’s Past

Halloween is such a fun time for our family.  What’s not to like?  Kids get to dress up and pretend,  I get to craft a costume, and everyone gets candy.  Then of course comes the…PICTURES.

As I was editing this year’s Halloween photos, it made me reflect on what we’ve done in previous years.  It was fun to run down memory lane and visit the ghosts of Halloween’s Past.  Here’s a small sampling of what we’ve done.  Happy Halloween!

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Interrupting Cow

Birthdays are my favorite time to do special styled shoots for my girls.  But I fully admit that year 6 snuck up on me.  Maybe it was all the who-ra-ra that surrounds school this time of year (sure, let’s go with that).  So while I still plan to execute a personality portrait shoot sometime in the near future, I couldn’t let this one’s birthday pass by without capturing a few snaps.  We danced, we sang, we picked a few flowers, and we told lots of knock-knock jokes.  Her favorite: Interrupting Cow.  It goes like this:

Knock, knock

Whose There

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Interrupting Cow WMOOOOOOOO

Get it?  She thinks she’s the funniest in all the land…

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Bluebonnet Tradition

Hi,  I’m Libby!  Welcome to this little blog of mine.  I absolutely love documenting the days of my blue eyed babes with the help of my camera lens.  As a first blog post, I thought that it would be appropriate to post our annual bluebonnet photos.  After all, nothing says Texas like a field of bluebonnets, and we’re Texans.

Every year, it’s always a guess as to where the bluebonnets will pop up.  I mean, they are guaranteed to be thick along the sides of the highways, but that isn’t a very safe nor picturesque spot for photos.  And then there are the ever-elusive private properties that you don’t dare step foot on for fear of being shot…because Texas. Ha!

This year, my dad found us the perfect spot not far behind his house.  There were several patches, so it allowed us to chase the light, skip, have a dance party, and capture plenty of pretty pictures.

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My little one was so excited to give her big sister the “puupil” flower that she picked.  An entire field of bluebonnets and the purple verbena excited her most.

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We also took some time to show them the “cat’s claw” inside of the bluebonnet flower.  At which point they decided to take it upon themselves to scratch each other with the “cat’s claws.”

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And finally, it wouldn’t be a Texas bluebonnet session without cowgirl boots.  How cute are those adorable little boots!?!  We wear them with everything.  If you are interested, here is where you can find their cute boots.

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Until next year bluebonnets…

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