Last weekend started with a Saturday morning visit from Neighbor Girl. She was pretty sad when she figured out that we were leaving soon and wouldn’t be home. She wanted to hang out.
Her mood quickly changed when I asked her to help me pick out an outfit to wear. She ran and got her tablet and showed me the home screen on it. The home screen picture was of me. The picture was bad though. My eyes were closed. She asked m e once I got my outfit on if she could take a new picture of me so she had a nicer picture. I said sure then asked her to snap a picture with my camera too. She did…here I am.
She immediately took her tablet and changed her home screen picture to this picture of me. I am completely flattered by her love of me. If she ever moves, it’s going to rough on us both.
Then I remember that I had gotten a pair of leggings for her from Kalissa….she opened them up and really liked them. I picked out a pair that had lots of colors in them so she could easily find something that matches them. I told her that I bought them for her as a gift for working so hard and helping me with the childcare kids. She really is an awesome help and buying the leggings is the least I could do.
Shortly after that we had to go. She was sad but promised she’d come on Sunday for a visit.
When we got back home there was a card on our door from her. It was a Valentines Day card. It was to our whole family. Again she told me how I was the best neighbor ever. I’d be lying if I didn’t say she was my best neighbor too. (sorry to any of my neighbors who might be reading this) She’s such a special girl.
Sunday she came again. Being she was here, I decided it would be a baking and cooking day. I can’t stop my work and spend all my time playing with her so when she’s here, she does what I’m doing, or plays on her own.
First off she wanted to know if we had eaten breakfast. I said no, had she? The answer was no so we tried to decide what to make. I said we could have pancakes, waffles or French Toast. She could pick. She picked French Toast and ran to the freezer to grab out the French Toast. Then I had to explain that I didn’t have that kind of French Toast and that we had to actually make it from scratch. She wanted to know what “scratch” was and so it went. She made the French Toast…with supervision but I let her make it. She did an awesome job and listened wonderfully. I had to smile. She started out wanting to make four pieces-one for her, one for me and two for Hubby. She ended up making 14 pieces and the three of us ate them all!
From there we decided to surprise Hubby with a Black Forest Dessert. Recipe found here. Here she is pouring it into the pan.
From there is was banana bread and then Muddy Buddies. Then a tortilla bake and another Mexican hot dish that I will put in the refrigerator and will eat later this week.
We made a HUGE mess in the kitchen.
That’s about when her sister came to pick her up. I had Muddy Buddies already packaged up for her so she took them home. The banana bread was too hot but I had intended on sending a loaf home with her. Oh well…my guess is that she’ll be back in a day or so. I’ll package it up and send it with her then.
Hubby and I have gotten to really enjoy her company. She’s not demanding at all. She’ll do little jobs for me-most without asking. While she was here this day she resorted and organized a few of the childcare toys for me. At first it was hard because I used to think I had to stop and play with her. Now she’s just another one of us. She feeds Ruby and lets her out. She’ll lay on the couch and will pet her. She keeps herself busy if I have to do something she can’t be a part of like write blog posts. It’s gotten so I treat her just like one of my own kids.
When we were eating French Toast for breakfast I said to her, you know we better start planning our garden before long. She was surprised at that comment….looks like we have more learning adventures ahead of us. I know one thing for sure. Much of my garden plan is going to be based on foods she’ll eat.
That was the latest adventure with Neighbor Girl.