October 1st is a very special day in our home.
It marks the very first day of my favorite holiday and season.
In mid-September, I had some very maternity senses, and got out all of our Halloween decor.
I knew once my morning (all-day) sickness began,
I would never feel well enough to get the boxes in the basement out.
Then the Little Nies would hate me.
Pregnancy sickness is so weird and horrible,
it not only makes me so sick ALL THE TIME,
it also plays tricks on my mind and makes me hate things that I love;
like Halloween, smells, and sometimes my children.
Mr. Nielson knows how much the tradition means to our family,
and totally took over.
He piled us all in the car and took is to the get donuts and cider.
We came home and watched
"The Legend of Sleep Hollow" (Disney version).
I don't know if I told you, but I grew up on this movie.
This movie has been etched in my head and I know it word for word-
as probably do most of my siblings, and now my own children.
Next year on October 1st, we will have a new Little Nie
to introduce this fancy tradition to.
He/she will love it, I am sure.