Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Countdown

Carter is anxiously awaiting 2 events right now. Both seem to be of high importance and I can only blame myself for him weighing the two equally.

1. Lainey's birth is 12 days away.

2. The Halloween costumes arrive at Target in 12 days.

We know this because we've been asking since, Oh, about August 1. As soon as July is gone, my mind immediately focuses on the fall...which makes no sense at all...because August is by far the hottest month of the year for Texas and Colorado has proved likewise. For some reason, the word August conjures up pictures of fall leaves and pumpkins and it absolutely drives Blake insane.

So, Carter and I try to keep our fascination to a quiet minimum in the house, but both anticipate the season's arrival like it's Christmas. In fact, in this house, you might say we love Halloween as much as Christmas. We just try not to say that out loud too much.

Always the proud big brother, you can hear Carter telling people about Lainey and her date arriving soon, but it's never without a mention of the costumes arriving at Target, too. Blake overheard him on the playground this morning reporting just that. This sweet old lady was delighted to hear about his baby sister's birth and then seemed confused at the costume comment. Blake didn't even bother explaining.

3 comments:

aunt caroline said...

Everytime I hear the word "harvest" mentioned on tv before work (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.) I think of you and how much that word torments Blake!

I can hear you now... "It's almost harvest time!"

Makes me laugh!

Shannon said...

buycostumes.com is so much easier! :)

Starnes Family said...

Glad to entertain you, Caroline.

Shannon - we've been studying that site for weeks!!! I think I can find them cheaper, though, at Target. Plus, I like to at least hold them up to the kid to confirm sizing. Thanks, though!!!!