Monday, March 3, 2008

They Think of Everything...

Meet Mike. Let me tell you how he came to live at our house.

We planted a garden this weekend.

And by "we" I mean S and the girls. I was sewing. It was divine. And, I FINALLY finished Sweetheart's duvet cover. It is beautiful. But I'm getting off-track here. The garden is lovely isn't it? Let me give you some perspective lest you think this is a really large garden. We live in the 'burbs, after all. Let's see. What can I use to give you perspective?

Ah, here we go.

So this morning we were eating breakfast when the girls looked out of the window and saw birds. BIRDS! LANDING NEAR OUR GARDEN!!!!

It was obviously an emergency. And then they saw one (gasp) land on one of the tomato baskets. They nearly panicked.

So, meet Mike. I promise his name has nothing to do with the fact that both of my sisters have ex-husbands named Mike. I know this because 1. The girls named him. and 2. They don't remember either uncle. Doesn't he look scary?
Tomorrow he goes to work. Wish him luck.


  1. Mike should definitely scare off any undesirable creatures!!

  2. That is SO CUTE! How inventive! :) Your girls will always remember this.

  3. Oh, Mike will surely do his job! I love his frown!

  4. Is it weird that I find Mike a tad cute? I mean, those eyes!! And that cute little button nose!

    by the way - where are the pictures of the duvet cover? And, you know my email, so get to emailing me the pattern! :-)

  5. Seeing your garden is making me a bit jealous. I have a place, actually a quite large place of carolina red clay that could be a wonderful garden for someone with know how and some upper arm stength. Seeing yours and the fun you had making MIKE is making me wantto rent a garden tiller! How fun, good times, even better memories.


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)