Friday, November 06, 2015

Halloween 2015

Not much changes from Halloween to Halloween here at the Nielson home.
Our family traditions stay the same.
For example: Family Halloween dinner is served on the same 
pumpkin place-mats, and my famous chili in pumpkin bread bowls.  
We always drink root beer with dry-ice in our silver goblets, 
and as usual, on the table are the cooked pumpkin seeds I baked 
from the Little Nies pumpkins they carved earlier that day. 
Also what would Halloween be without
Sweet Tooth Fairy chocolate cupcakes for dessert?!
First thing on Halloween morning, we carved pumpkins, and
 Claire made everyone hot chocolate since it was pretty brisk out.  
I could tell their little hands were struggling to carve their pumpkins in the 
freezing cold, so I prepared a hot water bowl
so their little fingers could thaw out.
This year for Halloween the girls choose to be the sophisticated  
Day of the Dead skeletons.
The boys wanted to both be army medics (with fake blood),
and Little Lottie was the Queen of Hearts.
(Thanks for Justin Hackworth for the Halloween photos)
Claire, 14
 Jane, 12
Oliver, 10
Nicholas, 9
Charlotte, 3
After dinner we took to our tree-lined streets and trick-or-treated.  
 It was the perfect weather, and I had to pinch myself a few times 
during the evening because I was sure I was in heaven.
I am positive that in heaven we will have gorgeous trees with 
colored leaves, light breezes, and trick-or-treating.  
I think 2015 was my favorite Halloween yet....but then again, I think I said that
last year, and the year before that too.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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