So this is going to be a post simply full of lots of ridiculous cuteness...but a girl's first Halloween must be properly documented, so just bare with me or "mark it as read" if you want.
We really don't go all out for Halloween at my house, but of course Elyse had to have a "My first Halloween" onesie & some Halloween books!
& Papa decided that Elyse must have the obligatory "baby in a jack o' lantern" photo shoot...
& then of course there was the costume. Which in the spirit of full disclosure...I DID NOT MAKE! Yes, someone did make it & we bought it off veryjane.com from an Etsy seller. Do I wish that I could break out my non-existent sewing skills and whip something like this up...yes. Did I? No.
We actually went trick or treating two nights in a row so we could catch everyone before Elyse's bedtime. We hit up my family last night, starting with Papa & Gigi's house. Her treat included Goldfish, yogurt melts, & some orange halloween toys...all perfect for a 10 1/2 month old.
Next up was my Grandpa & Grandma Smart's house...where Elyse picked up two cans of puffs!
& then my Grandma & Grandpa Herndon's house...where Elyse got 2 rubber ducks.
& finally we made a quick stop at my Aunt Belinda & Uncle Clyde's house...where we got some treats for the adults!
We started again tonight about 5 & hit up our neighbors across the street first, who are pretty much our adopted grandparents!
& she was excited...until their precious puppy started barking! ha!
She quickly calmed down & made friends with the puppy...and then we headed to my in-laws house...
...where Elyse met up with another creature in costume! Poor Lucy! Elyse had already received her "treat" from Mamaw & Pappy, an adorable U of Michigan track suit and stocking cap! She'll be breaking it out for basketball season.
Uncle Nick even stopped by to see his sweet peacock!
We finished off the evening with a stop by our church's trunk or treat...but it was really basically time for bed already & Elyse was OVER having her picture taken in such a ridiculous outfit!
Overall I would say that Elyse's first Halloween was a major success...but we have set the bar high for her costume next year! My only failure...not getting a picture of Elyse with Papa & Gigi, we might have to dress up again this weekend for a quick photo shoot...so get ready Papa & Gigi!