Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lawn/Porch Ornament


This morning before breakfast, I sprayed this little thrifted ceramic lamb. He had been hanging around for a few weeks and I didn't know what color I wanted him to be. It was around 1 a.m. this morning that I realized he needed to be pink. I almost did it then, but I didn't want the neighbors to think I had lost my mind. (Oh, by the way, my plant is dying. 'Nough said.)

I think the urgency for painting this lamb was due to the fact that the boys and I have been reading Goosebumps: Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes. I decided we needed an "evil" lawn (porch) ornament to keep them on their toes. We just finished the book this morning after breakfast. And they're begging for more ...

Every summer I read Goosebumps books to my boys. It's a tradition I started when Taylor and Carter were younger. Taylor no longer stays to listen, and half the time the younger ones are too afraid to listen, yet they beg for more, while covering their ears. Today (after they tidy their rooms) we will start Deep Trouble. We have quite a selection of Goosebumps, thanks to thrifting and eBay.


And look at my poor little man. Yesterday morning Sawyer took a tumble off the back of our floating sofa and fell head/face first into a toy box. His poor little eye is swollen and his cheek and nose. It breaks my heart.

19 comments:

nikko said...

We'll have to look for Goosebumps books at the library today. I'm trying so hard to get my boys into reading something other than comic books and Captain Underpants. K has read a chapter or two of Harry Potter, but they don't have a lot of patience for chapter books. Maybe if I read aloud it would help.

Lora said...

That Lamb is too cute all pink and such!!! I've never read any of the goosebumps books...bet my boys would like them. Poor little Sawyer!! Rough fall. {{gentle hugs}}

miss chris said...

Oh, yes. What a fierce looking pink lamb.

Poor Sawyer! (Poor mommy. It's always mommy heart that hurts the worst.)

Holly said...

What a great reading tradition. I was thinking of trying to read the Little House books to my daughter this summer, or at least the first one. Not sure she's old enough, but it can't hurt to try, right?

Poor Sawyer! Kids are so resilient, aren't they? He looks like he's holding up well. :)

Karyn said...

Ummmm...didn't you say no more spray painting until you got the new paint????????

What fun reading the Goosebumps books!!

And....poor Sawyer. He'll be fine in no time I'm sure.

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh no! :-(

Do you use arnica gel on the kids? I hadn't heard of it until Jack had a nasty fall and that stuff really works. It will help a LOT with the bruising and swelling. (You might need a health food type place to buy it at.)

lisa said...

Poor little fella!

amandajean said...

that poor little guy! I hope it heals up soon.

I love the pink lamb.

Jo-Anne said...

Oh! Poor little Sawyer! That looks like it hurts.

We read the Goosebumps books too, when my kids were younger. Ragan, even at age 14 1/2 still loves me to read to her. Makenzie, age 19, pretends she's not listening, but I know she is. :) We recently started reading a Stephanie Meyer book--(Twilight) but I encourged her to finish reading on her own. Now that she is finished, she can't wait for the movie to come out in December.

That little lamb looks like it can ward off all manner of evil....:]

beki said...

Ouch, poor little guy! I need to look into the goosebumps books for Lily - she loves that kind of stuff.

Heidijayhawk said...

poor sweet baby!

jessi said...

poor little guy - hope it heals quickly!

periwinkle said...

what is wrong with your plant, can it not be saved? Poor Sawyer, bless his little face
lisa x

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Poor little Sawyer. I hope he is better in no time. It is the painful lessons that we seem to always recall.

TinkerBlue said...

ooooooooouuuuuch!

jenny said...

awww.. poor guy! He'll bounce back in no time (if he hasn't already!).

My oldest loves when I read the scary ghost stories, I ought to try the goosebumps books.

Jane said...

Great story tradition! I may have to read that Goosbumps and look for an evil lawn ornie for the classroom. SO much fun! Poor Sawyer! Maybe he deserves a modified "nurse" tally. Something like # of ice packs. Gotta say still darling with those bruises.

Tori said...

Aww, poor guy, that's gotta hurt!

Emily said...

Gosh, I hope Sawyer's okay now. The pink lamb is so sweet!

The rosemary plant I was gifted recently has turned a dark grey! That's not the right color, right? LOL