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Fall 2017 With The Meiers // Pumpkin Patch + Halloween // Fort Collins Family Photographer

Every few months I try and blog about my own family because 1. It forces me to take pictures and document, 2. This time is so precious and 3. This is how I like to shoot and is also similar to how I would document your family :). Fall in Fort Collins is the best -- and every year I am so thankful for the beautiful weather and fun activities we have the option of doing. 

This Fall was extremely busy for me as it is every year. It's such a sought after season and for good reason (maybe I should make a little song about this??). But really, September and October are filled with so many fun shoots from seniors to families to newborns. I love the warm tones and the colorful surroundings on top of the super fun activities, all picture perfect. So how did we spend our Fall you may ask? Well this year I didn't get to do much locally because I was so busy, but we did make it to the pumpkin patch, get outside for some trick or treating and I snuck in a 10 day trip to Germany with my 11 month old. That's probably why we didn't do as much as we normally do :). Every year is a little bit different but it's so fun that being a parent opens you up to so many new activities. 

Little E was sick on Halloween day. She was running a fever so we missed out on a party, but she rallied for a quick evening trick or treat session so she didn't completely miss out. I was thankful she didn't share her new learned phrase when she was ringing doorbells (i.e. "Trick or treat, smell my feet..."). She picked out her Belle dress from Beauty and The Beast a few days earlier; it was a must-have. Junebug also got to celebrate her very first Halloween as a little lamb (a repeat costume from Little E because mama didn't have time to be very creative this year). It was still a great day though. 

All of these photos are just some quick snaps. My 3 year old will not smile at the camera or even look at me when I actually ask her to -- the "threenager" is strong in that one. Junie tries, but is normally occupied by her sister smothering her with love. Totally our life with this rad little family. 

Enjoy our quick little Fall adventures :). 

Oh, and let's not forget that Eleanor HATES pants right now -- so she always rolls them up so she can wear "shorts." 

Pumpkin Patch: The Bartels Farm

 

I Will Sled, Even When I can't Buy One Anywhere in Fort Collins // Colorado Family Photographer

After the snowpocalypse this year, we have been left with a ton of leftover snow that just doesn't seem to melt. It's like Colorado is hanging onto every last ounce of moisture it can get it's hands on. In the meantime, the residents are suffering with snow and ice that won't leave their streets or back decks. At least we are :). To make the best out of this snow that won't leave, I figured we would go on a little sledding adventure as a family. Keep in mind Eleanor is only 17 months, so nothing too intense here. I was SO excited, until I searched 5 different stores in Fort Collins and for the life of me could not find a sled. Seriously though, this is freaking Colorado. How do you sell out of sleds?! Especially after we have had snow for weeks! We are failing as a town and state. 

To make the dreary situation better, we made our own sled. It's a little hillbilly, but totally functional for our baby girl! The side walls kept her in, she didn't go too fast and it was easy to pull. For all you DIY people out there, DIY sleds are what the cool crowds are making these days. It even lasted the whole ride! Enjoy our silly family outing, and excuse our bad sense of style. I guess this is just who we are :).