Death of a Scare Crow


   our first scare crow

My oldest two kids and I decided to commemorate the beautiful fall weather this week, by making our very first scare crow.  Because we don't live on a farm and straw is horribly overpriced in these city parts, we opted to stuff our scare crow girl with leaves.  We built her during our baby's nap time, but she woke just in time to watch us put the finishing touches on her.IMG_8485  

I love the look of pure joy on my son's face as he draws the face on "scare crow girl" (named because of her long leafy hair and the big gold necklace around her neck)

Turns out the necklace would be the cause of her demise.  Because when baby sister woke up from her nap and we introduced her to our new friend, she instantly wanted the necklace.  And of course she reached out to grab it.


Look at the look of complete annoyance and dismay on my son's face.


"Mommy, I didn't mean to kill her!" 


  1. Oh my gosh!!!!! What a GREAT idea for making scarecrows! Living in New England, we have an OVER ABUNDANCE of leaves right about now. The hubby, Little Imp and I are gonna make one this weekend! Thanks for the idea.

    And the expression on your little one's face....priceless!

    Happy Pow!

  2. Ooops! She was cute while she lasted though!

  3. LOL Alas - life at the circus. Your son did look dismayed!!
    But I like the proud stance in your older daughter just before the turn in events. She is looking up with such admiration :-)

  4. Perhaps she can rise to guard another day?!

  5. Great project!! What did you use for the head?

  6. haha! I absolutely love all three of their expressions in the last picture. That's definitely one that's worth 1,000 words!

  7. How come your scarecow is cute with all those Gymboree clothing one and child size? What, how come you children are killing him?

    Ok, my children will never be playing with your children ;)

    Great photos!

  8. That's adorable! Their expressions are hilarious! Happy POW!

  9. Oh that last picture is hilarious! The looks on all their faces is priceless.

  10. Aw, and it looked so good.


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