Monday, November 03, 2014

Halloween 2014

 Behold!  The Nielson family Halloween.
Claire: A classic witch (I called her the "teenage witch"
all day and she would say "Mooooooom")
 Jane: Annie
Oliver: Surgeon (Dr. L or Dr. J)
Nicholas: Fighter pilot (with mustache)
Charlotte: Olivia the pig.
Mr. Nielson and I wear masks every year.
Before the trick-or-treating begins we have our spooky family dinner.
Always complete with pumpkin shaped bread bowls and my famous chili.
Mr. Nielson adds dry ice to the root beer,
and The Sweet Tooth Fairy's darling cupcakes for after dinner.
(Because we need more sugar)
Halloween this year was perfect.  
The weather was perfect and it was pretty darn 
perfect that Halloween landed on a Friday.
That meant that could all stay out late and eat candy by the fire together
after a full evening of trick-or-treating.
It also meant that Mr. Nielson and I could 
watch a spooky movie (I am Legend) together snuggled in our bed.
It was also perfect because I felt healthy.  I was excited to see my 
children excited about the holiday, and dressing up.
 And we all loved watching Lottie experience it all.
We are always so lucky to Justin come and photo our big life events.  
Halloween is definitely one of those days.

 All together now....
Oh, and lets not forget the darling Primary 
 Halloween bike ride/parade after school.
This is why I want to have a lot of children.  
I want to have these memories always. 
I want my children to be happy, I want them to remember that our family 
was always their best support, and their best friends.
I want family life and life events- happy, hard, challenging, and even sad- 
to be their best memories. Ever.
Together we can do anything.

 The End.