Friday, November 6, 2009

Soooo Much Fun!!

My last post talks about how wonderful my Halloween was for so many reasons. Well, there was one more reason why this Halloween will always be remembered...and I have my neighbors to thank for that!

My husband and I sat in the driveway this year to hand out candy so the doorbell and dogs would not wake up the boys. After the trick or treaters died down my neighbor Laura walked over followed by the swamp thing...aka, her hubby. He is a hunter and has this outfit called a Gilley (I had never heard of or seen one of these before). It was the craziest looking thing! I laughed so hard some grandpa-like wheezing noise came out of my throat and I peed a little.

This outfit could not be wasted. It must be put to use on Halloween. So, Danny (the mossy, swampy-like creature) stood camouflaged next to some bushes in my yard and waited patiently for a victim. This guy sat so still for so long, I would have started whining 30 seconds into it. We didn't want to scare any little kids so we had to wait and wait.

Then, my neighbor came walking up with his daughter so we told him to come back over after he dropped her off at home. He came over and I pulled a typical Amy move and told him to stand next to my husband for a picture. All the while the swamp thing is sneaking up behind him, which you can see in a picture below. He scared the crap out of our neighbor and we all had a good laugh.

Well, it can't stop now. This is too much fun. Who else can we get? My next door neighbors teenage son drove up with about 6 of his friends. I asked them to come over for a minute...they were very confused. Why are these old people asking us to come over? They walked over slowly and Danny jumped out from the bushes running after them. It was CLASSIC!!! They screamed, turned and ran. God, I wish I had that moment on video!! Hey, there's an idea...let's set up the camera and pick out another victim.

Unfortunately, the camera did not capture the victim who was actually not very scared. But I do have Danny running across the screen in his suit and lots of commotion and laughter...good enough for me. That victim (Dave) was another neighbor (I love my street) who ended up hanging out with us for awhile. I was having so much fun and was so hyper I started making Dave and the swamp thing pose for funny pictures...what a good sport Danny was...he had to be uncomfortable wearing that suit for so long.

Well, we scared one more neighbor to cap off the night. He is a very conservative church going man and when Danny jumped out at him he balled up his fist and lunged...but didn't make contact thank goodness! He and his family had a good laugh...I hope they don't hate us!

Can't wait for next Halloween and the Gilley suit!!!



Blogger Megan said...

HAHAHAHA!!! THIS IS HILARIOUS! I love your description of the grandpa like wheezing, and that you pee'd a little. (Such a girl thing to say!) Wonderful neighbors you must have! I love that you live close to the swamp thing on halloween! FUN!

November 6, 2009 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Amy Ritz said...

That sounds like SUCH FUN!!! :) You totally have to get it on video and send it into AFV next year!

November 6, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Ha Ha... I wish I could have seen this!

November 6, 2009 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Deanna said...

What fun! Looks like y'all have a great neighborhood!

November 7, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Adriane said...

So funny! That would have scared the crap out of me!

November 9, 2009 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Amy, we also had a great time. I definitely think we'll have to make this a tradition! ;-)

November 18, 2009 at 4:55 PM  

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