Tuesday, January 12, 2010
All for the Love of Valentine . . .
I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with my daughter and her two sweet children - they are so fun and of course very special to their grandma. We had a yummy lunch at Pizza Hut and then decided to go to a consignment store to see if we could find something fun. We no more stepped through the front door when Caleb spotted it . . . . . a Radio Flyer rocking horse . . . . the look on his face was priceless! Now, you have to understand this little two year old, his favorite song is "Rawhide". For those of you who can't remember or are too young to remember this song, it was the theme song to a t.v. show by the same name that was popular many, many, many, years ago. If you want to hear it, it is number 12 on my play list, as you can see, or hear, I love old country music too. Caleb loves horses, in the summer time, he loves to feed the horses grass and would have no qualms whatsoever about going right into the pasture with them and walking around their feet.
As I walked around the store, it was very obvious to me that we would have a hard time getting this little cowboy and his sister away from this horse. He was glued to the saddle, rocking back and forth as fast as that horse could ride. He looked like he had been rounding up the cattle and riding the range all his life! He had no intention of getting off of this horse without lots of tears. Now, I'm not the kind of grandma who just buys her grand children anything they want, I try hard not to spoil them and I'm pretty particular about what I get them. But this time, I could not leave that store without the Radio Flyer rocking horse! I would have given anything to have my camera so that I could have captured the look on those kids faces when I told them we were taking it home. It was a steal for $50.00, as it looked like it had been assembled brand new that morning. I looked up the price to get this picture and they were over $150.00. Isn't he a beauty?
Sweet Dreams, Barb