which is my favorite time of the year!
So, I need to go back and write about it.
A week before Halloween, Mr. Nielson and I took the Little Nies
to a nearby grocery store, where we found some of the
most perfectly shaped pumpkins.
In early October, Jane and I were driving past a small pumpkin grocery patch
when I noticed the perfect pumpkin. It was round,
large, and had a beautiful, vibrant orange color.
We drove past it a few times before I decided to hide it in the
very back of the patch, hoping it would still be there when we returned
later with the rest of the family. Unfortunately, when we came back,
it was already gone. Someone really got lucky!
(I should have just bought it right then!).
But don't worry, we managed to find another pumpkin
that was almost as adorable as the first one.
And for Jane,
it was all about finding the perfect stem.
The next day, the girls and I glued and sewed and prepared their costumes
for the big Halloween day, and I only burned my already-burned
fingers 20,000 times on the glue gun.