Sunday, July 20, 2008

more picture fun in the garden

LOVE this picture (and the editing that completed it...) from our escapades in the garden the other day.
i made it into a thank you card for our neighbor that we love...and is somewhat a local celebrity in our household! imagine large picture windows...two little girls that sit there and wait for the "celebrity" to appear. (i'm setting them up for a career as little paparazzi...).

as soon as "she" appears...they both start yelling her name...belly has learned to open the window in her 4 years of stalking admiring our neighbor - so now they can be heard...
"she" turns and waves...
they both start yelling in chorus "hi" or "wanna have a play-date?" or in the case of belly..."wanna play with me while my mommy and daddy take a nap?" (apparently...we were really crabby that day and must have been less-than-stellar parents)...
they watch her every move...
they laugh as she chases her dog...
they wave goodbye to her as she drives away in her car...
or, reluctantly, yell (in chorus) "bye" as she retreats into her house.


and to top it all off...she takes it all in stride (and actually seems to enjoy it, herself)! she waves back, she answers them, she plays with them (she jumps in rain puddles with them) and helps us out in times of need...she's amazing. so we made her this thank you card/picture. just wanted to share.


and on a (kinda funny) side note...when we bought our house...the previous owners mentioned the "nosy" neighbor across the street. they were actually talking about this neighbor! and we joke about it with her now...

it's funny...how some people consider helping out and being involved in another's life - NOSY - while others (-us-) wouldn't want it any other way. i know she is looking out for me and my family...not interfering!

5 comments:

Christy said...

Sounds like a great neighbor. And the picture is precious!

anymommy said...

Beautiful picture!

Stella and Thomas said...

What a beautiful picture!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog....2 kids, SLP's, crazy pets...we have a lot in common:-)

I am going to add you to my blog roll so I can keep up!!

:-) Amy

Stella and Thomas said...

Oh and the Stella connection:-)

Scrapinjnyhart said...

OMGoodness! Your garden is lovely, along with your girls! I have an edible garden this year. But trying to keep the deer from eating it has been a challenge. We are still trying though. Have a great day.
~Jennifer