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Two Gardeners & A Tin Can

The Two Apprentice Gardeners
(one looking up to no good and one looking rather innocent!)
We’ve had a wonderful last couple days and I’m very thankful to be on the receiving end of help from my dear friend Tami! She’s a very good example of what it means to be a friend. I hope that I can be the friend she’s been to me to her and others. She and Judson drove over from Dothan on Monday morning to help out around here for a couple days while I recovered from the crud. Morgan loved having Judson here and after the first 8 or 12 hours actually started to call him Judson rather than Braxton, which is her only other male friend! The two were so cute together and I can’t wait to watch them grow together. Morgan took the role of “mommy” or perhaps “wife” would be a better word. As Justin said, “She’s like her Mom, not even giving him a chance to try before she starts telling him how to do it!” I took it with a grain of salt (whatever that means)!
The last couple days consisted of lots of bubbles, tricycles, sidewalk chalk, a walk to the park, a plastic swimming pool, and lots of laughs from the toddlers and grownups! Tami and I only heard the question “why?” about 1,000 times in two days. We need to come up with a clever answer because “why” is one of the hardest questions to answer. “Because I said so” is way too cliche. Judson has an answer of his own if you respond to his question “why?” with “why?”, (Tami correct me if I’m wrong) “because all people loves it and that makes sense” is his answer! It’s too funny! I need to start responding to Morgan that way… maybe she’d stop asking why.
We just enjoyed a delicious dinner that Alison Byington brought us! And we’re headed over to see our recently widowed neighbor “Ms. Roz”. Justin and Morgan made her a platform bird feeder for her backyard. She’s a birdwatcher and a very nice lady and is deeply grieving the recent loss of her husband. He suffered from pancreatic cancer and it took him very quickly. They don’t have any children and she (as anyone would be) is sad and lonely.
I have one more story to share but I think I’ll write about it tomorrow and include with it the recipe for those yummy enchiladas!

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  • Erika McPherson
    March 28, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Are those gardeners for hire? I sure could use their help! They are sooo cute! Is there an arranged marriage in their future!?
    love, mommasis’