Today is the day of Trick-or-Treat, loads of candy, dressing up in fun costumes and general fun stuff. We carved pumpkins, finished DD's costume and decorating the yard over the weekend. DD is going to be dressed as a ladybug this year. Very cute too. We don't really do "trick-or-treat"-ing but just visit family and friends houses with plenty of photo ops. Our church used to have a 'fall festival' instead of trick-or-treating but it kinda phased out since there aren't that many children any more. It was alot of fun and I hope that something like it will be brought back now that the children 'population' at church is increasing.
I love fall and really enjoyed our gorgeous weather over the weekend. It was sunny, in the mid-60's and just a touch breezy. Perfect for playing outside. We didn't do much of the things we had planned but did enjoy the nice weather just putzing around in our yard. DD had a blast running thru the raked leaves, giggling while DH and I ran along with her. I'm hoping to get to the nature trail yet this week since the weather is supposed to continue being so mild.
This weekend saw the return of our Sunday afternoon tea time tradition. DD and I baked scones, made a plate of little sandwiches (turkey & cheese for the adults and grape jelly for DD), brewed a lovely pot of Keemun tea and had a gorgeous afternoon tea. We used tea cups and plates from my collection, linen napkins, a lace table cloth, and all the trimmings. DD, of course, had a splash of tea in her milk that she had to pour herself. Good thing everything is very washable, including the rug. I love sharing these little moments with her. So similar to moments that I recall from my own childhood. Not big "important" times but one's that bring me joy, comfort and a sense of great love. I hope that she'll remember these times with as much fondness as I will.