(((I will blog about the Nielson 2014 Halloween next week.)))
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
On the last day of fall break, Mr. Nielson and I took the Little Nies
to the pumpkin patch. (I like calling pumpkins punkins though).
It was pretty cute how each child's pumpkin
really was very similar to their personalities with shape, color, size,
and even the stem.
It was both equally interesting and fun to watch them decide
(stew) over the right one.
Lottie picked out and put about 50 pumpkins on our cart.
I pretty much let her to whatever she wants because she is just
about the cutest thing on the planet.
After the pumpkin patch extravaganza, we went back home and hiked
the trails near our home.
Fall in Utah is so very gorgeous, and we are drinking up every single day.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Today my oldest child and daughter is 13.
Claire Elizabeth is a teenager.
I often look at Claire and see myself. The freckles all over her face,
(and one on her lip- like me...before the accident).
Like me so many years ago, Claire is hanging on to the last
dimming lights of her childhood.
A place still in make-believe but with make-up.
She is growing up beautiful. She is kind and compassionate.
She is motherly and feminine.
Claire is brave and strong.
She is aware and has a keen sense of direction and purpose.
I am proud of her in every way.
Happy Birthday darling Claire.