Filed Under (Learning Language/AVT) by Kel on 18-09-2010

Every year, the stores start to put out Halloween stuff, and for about a week I’m rolling my eyes. “Seriously, Halloween stuff? But it’s only August.” Then, September 1 rolls around, and I start to get excited. I love the pumpkins and the ghosts and the witches. I love the little bats and black cats. It’s just so much fun!

I’m a total sucker for Halloween knick knacks and trinkets and decorations. I blame my parents for this one, not that I’m complaining. My husband encourages my habit of buying decorations for around the house, and we have a totally awesome grave yard that we put out in the yard that is partially – ok, largely – his creation. We picked up a ghost for it this year and I can’t wait to put it out, though I don’t want to put it out until October is here, not necessarily because it’s too soon…but because I’m afraid if it’s up that long, it’ll get destroyed by nature or vandals or something else. I think the stuff for in the house is going to start creeping its way out soon though!

One of the great things about having kids is that I can indulge in this kind of stuff and really be a kid again myself. Eric loves it all; the more excitement I have, the more he has, and we just kind of spur each other on. What’s awesome is that Danny is getting into it too! We found this little ghost puppet the other day, and I honestly didn’t intend to buy it, but I picked it up and put it on for a minute to play with Danny a bit in the store. I justified it as a language opportunity, but really, I was just playing with a ghost puppet and cracking my 2 year old up. “Ooooooooooo…” I’d wave the puppet around a little like it was flying, the arms over its face, then pop it up at Danny and open up the arms. “BOO!”

After a couple times of this, Danny needed the puppet for himself. He grabbed it, and…

“Oooooo… OO!”

Yeah, if he picks up on something that quick, and has that much fun with it, it’s totally coming home with us. He’s scared me with it, he’s scared his dad with it, he’s scared his brother with it… Heck, he even walked over to the TV and tried to scare it with the puppet. What’s hilarious is that he’ll stand there going “ooooooooo” until his target is looking at him and obviously paying attention. I was talking to someone else at one point, and he just kept going…and going…until I finally stopped and looked at him, and then he gave this huge “OO!” and cracked up laughing.

With stuff like that, how can I not love Halloween?

(PS: There are 4 … yes, 4 … new videos on YouTube. I finally cleaned out my camcorder!)




karen on 18 September, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

BOO! Yes it is me, and I started hauling out the scarecrows and pumpkins today as a matter of fact. I can’t wait until October and I can put out my spinning witches in the giant cauldron. Waaay too much fun! Don’t you just love it??????Have fun you guys.I am. Talk to you soon. Mom

karen on 18 September, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

Hello again, LOVE the videos….thankyou thankyou thankyou!Love to hear the kids laugh, what a great sound,. And Danny is awesome at repeating the whistling sound, bang on pitch for pitch. That is kust so darn cool. And remind me to never play Wii with Eric, he is waaaay beter than I am. Thanks again Kelly. Love you bunches. mom

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