This would be considered Matea’s first trick-or-treating experience. She went to a few houses last year but would say "Nana" when someone answered the door (her word for "food" at one and a half years old). This year, she knocked on the door, said "trick-or-treat", "thank-you" and the occasional "Happy Halloween!" At one point when prompted "what do you say?" she even told one lady "I love you". She had been looking forward to Halloween for weeks and I don’t think it disappointed her one bit. As you can see from the pictures above, she was a ladybug and Dahlia wore a snuggly cheetah (or leopard?) outfit (thanks Jacquie!). They picked up some candy at Dad’s office earlier in the evening. Then Brett took Matea out around our new neighborhood, which was FULL of trick-or-treaters! We ran out of candy by 8pm! I guess we’ll know better next year.
Dahlia’s scoot has become more of a crawl. Looks like we are going to have to get the baby gates up! Matea is really starting to enjoy her little sister. She tries to play with her. This morning she threw a ball at Dahlia’s forehead and when we asked her why she did that, she said “We are playing catch!” We had to explain that Dahlia doesn’t know how to catch yet. But Dahlia will tolerate a lot – she is completely in love with her big sister! We recently acquired a beautiful piano that was in the family and both girls love to tap on the keys and sing songs. Matea thinks she knows how to play “twinkle, twinkle little star”.
We are starting to feel pretty settled in our new home. After a string of gorgeous autumn days, the rains have come! So as we turned back the clocks today, we prepared ourselves for the winter that will be upon us in no time.