The last time we did this was when I was pregnant with Carrington, and Allie was barely sitting up on her own, and Trey was less than thrilled to smile for the camera, so when we decided to attempt a cousins Halloween photo shoot again, I was super excited, and my expectations were much lower (knowing how things went the first time we tried). :)
This year, I really wanted Trey and Carrington to be Pebbles and Bam-Bam (mostly because of Carrington's hair), but Trey wanted NONE of that! He wanted to be a Fireman, and that was it- no discussion and no changing his mind. If I was going to be completely honest, he actually wanted to be a black Fireman (not sure where this came from, and I actually thought he meant a black costume, not black skin, but he was very clear- he pointed to his arm and hand and said 'brown'). Well... not happening- I'm fairly certain our neighbors and friends would take a huge offense to that, so we did manage to settle on a brown costume, white skin, but still a Fireman. Which then left Carrington being the trusty "Fireman Dog"- world's cutest Dalmation, of course!!! Allie is in love with all things Mickey Mouse, so she was an adorable Minnie- unfortunately, on the day of the photo shoot, her costume ripped and she broke the ears, so on Halloween, she actually wore something different! :)
I was so happy when we actually got several really great pictures! It was a little touch and go at first, but we nailed it! Or, more precisely, they nailed it!