Saturday, October 13, 2007

Let the Games Begin!

I so enjoy Halloween. . . .actually I pretty much love every and any excuse to celebrate. . . .Celebrate what? Like I said pretty much anything and everything. . . .a party is a party and I love it! :) This month ~Halloween~ and it hits the top of my list. I was trying to put a finger on the reasons why I love Halloween so much. . .it really isn't the costumes . . .believe me it's not the costumes (the kids are killing me with their costume selections this year) and it's definitely not the candy. The only thing I can come up with is Grandma Barrett's BIG Halloween Bash. It was amazing ~ I am excited just thinking about it. . . tons of family. . . good food. . .lots of laughter. . . and a kick a** Haunted House. I'm not exaggerating when I say that it is better than any formal Haunted House I've ever been to. I love the nervous feeling I would feel every single year without fail. . . .I mean come on . . . .I knew my dad. . . uncles. . aunts . . who ever . . .were the monsters, but they were so real and it was so scary. I love the constant and I mean constant screech of a scream from every young girl (I think a few of the boys as well). . . I am just loving writing about this. I really can not do these parties justice. One year Tim scared the neighbor lady so bad she actually died! We had to hide the body for weeks... ok, maybe not but I'm getting in the booo zone! I am being totally honest when I say that I want to be able to throw parties like Grandma Barrett and create amazing memories for my babies like my Grandma Barrett did with Halloween for me. Grandma and Grandpa if you ever read this . . . we love you and you are in our thoughts regularly. We don't have an unforgettable Haunted House yet. . but we have some fun things in store for the Watson Kiddos this month. Stay tuned. ..

5 comments:

Becca said...

You're right... that party was the best EVER! We were so spoiled that everything else compared to it is so LAME! Just reading your blog gave me chills... I can remember the feeling of pure terror so vividly and there was always someone "making" you go through even if you didn't want to! Oh the fun times!! I'll never forget the year that they had the cow bones in the bath tub soaking in blood... apparently I'm scarred! :) Anyway, I'm with you. I hope that someday I can be a great party planner too--but I'm pretty sure Halloween won't be my forte! We might just have to come to yours! :)

Mom said...

Oh what memories! You're right when you say that nothing can ever beat Grandma B's Halloween terror. I can even remember Great Grandma B's house of terror. The "Halloween scare the junk out of everyone" goes clean back to her. Those were almost as scarey but not quite. Keep the tradition going but don't scare my little babies too much.. Scare the neighbors instead! Love Ya you little gobblins!

ellicewirthlin said...

Shauna... what a sweet tribute to Grandma and her efforts to always make the holidays special for all of us. Even if special meant scaring us so bad we wanted to cry :). (Just at Halloween). I, too, hope to create those same kinds of memories for my little ones. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Aunt Deneen said...

Shaun,

You are so cute with Halloween! We had such a good time at those parties and are still laughing at some of the things that went on, even behind the scenes. I am excited that you want to carry on the Halloween tradition, however remember there where many nights after Halloween I had kids sleeping in my bed and on the floor. :) They were great times, too bad you don't leave closer, because Aunt Danae would be right there with you. Her kids really didn't to enjoy as many family parties as the rest of the grandkids... and Aunt Danae LOVES Halloween! I'll do Christmas anytime..:) I can't wait to check back here and see what else you'll be doing. Love ya Shaun

Brooke said...

I love that you are keeping the tradition going! I wish you lived closer I would love to play! Tay Tay loves Halloween, She tells me that "the Monsters are soooo beautiful mom"! By the way nice boy friend!