Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Pottery Place


On Saturday we decided to go and paint pottery. Ian received a gift certificate for his birthday and I figured it was time to use it...6 months later! I had big dreams that this was going to be a wonderful family project...but have you ever taken a 17 month into a pottery place? He looks around and says "Wow" and then "UP" (which actually means down since he was already being held...more Ianisms to follow in a later blog). We then saw a big sign that said "You break you buy" so Ian was not put down! Our first decision was what to paint. So we decided on a T.V. tray and we would make a sea scene. Now for those of you that know Joe and I we are not the most creative people in the world. I have a hard time drawing a straight line so when the lady asked what we wanted to put on the sea scene we just looked at each other. I painted the background while Joe entertained Ian. Then it was time for Ian to have his hands painted to make the fish...well he wasn't a big fan of that. He screamed at first and then balled his hand into a fist when we tried to put it onto the pottery. Yikes...we then distracted him by giving him a sucker! Yes, we have a 17 month a sucker but it was under 3 adults supervising and only long enough to get 2 prints of his hand! Then we moved to his foot which was very funny. He is so ticklish he laughed and laughed. After we had that done the lady running the place felt sorry for us since we are so uncreative and said she would finish it for us:) This is after Ian wiped paint all over his clothes and started screaming so she probably just wanted to get rid of us! Whew...what an outing...not quite the family experience that I had envisioned but it was one for the scrapbook!

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