Monday, November 17, 2008

someone is watching you


this is without question my favorite shrub in lawrence.

artsy girl was tickled by all of your birthday wishes, and she was thrilled to get her long-awaited sparkly red dorothy shoes and sweet six-candle birthday shirt from my dear friend alix who designs the grooviest children's clothing. the party went smoothly with maximum fun, minimal mess and no fights. we were well on our way to having the house restored when i realized the two-year-old had disappeared. i found her sitting on the stairs next to the most unbelievable scribblefest. purple crayon, white wall. she even decimated our world map. south america is no longer recognizable (especially patagonia), and french polynesia took a hefty beating as well. the rest of the world was too high for her to reach.

happy monday!

15 comments:

please sir said...

Glad the party went well...that bush is just too darn funny!

cindy : quaint said...

oh, purple crayons are the coolest - just ask harold! glad the party was grand and do love that shrub!

Bella Sinclair said...

Ok, cool bush, but if I was living under its penetrating stare 24/7, I think Bush-man would mysteriously end up with some serious sunglasses one day.

Yay, artsy girl had a grand time and got herself a cutie-pie shirt! I think you have artsy girl II planning her vacation destinations. Or world domination plan.

jess gonacha said...

oh my, that would creep me it if it were in my neighborhood! fun fun fun. and i'm so glad your sweet little girl had a good birthday-- what a fun age.

(ps- i'm totally going to look at the land of nod website right now!)

FruensWerk said...

Hahaha...I like creative small ones :))))
Good thing they invented water and soap...hihi
Super nice green fellow..."He" could end up in a drawing maybe ;)

●• Tiny Red said...

great fun!!!! i can feel it! :)
bless!

ambika said...

There are 3 hedges in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle that have been pruned into head/face shapes. I love them.

L'Atelier said...

happy b'day to artsy girl
and crayons and white wall? ahh pur bliss (got memories involving those two things..for me they are very happy memories- not so for my mother)
glad she didn't decimate south africa - so you can still find me on the map - and yes watch out for that one- she is either planning on vacations or world domination lol

Christy said...

Oh, yea! We love those eyes. E will be glad they are back up -- we missed them!

Vincent Juanes said...

A tree spy!!! Regards!

soulbrush said...

hilarious photo. who needs patagonia anyway? pop over to my blog as it is award-giving day.

steve said...

Haha, it's so good to see you let her have fun and make a little bit of a mess! Love this busg too - I'm inspired to and make a bunch of big eyes and put them in bushes in Leesberg and photograph 'em now!

peggy said...

Oh, I am laughing so hard! I am always seeing faces in shrubs and trees....this is too much!!

Tell that little one to keep reaching, she'll get to Nova Scotia in no time.

heather smith jones said...

I love how you say "the rest of the world was too high for her to reach". I like the mental image of that. Your entire post makes me smile, thank you for that Aimee.

Oh, and where are those eyes?

aimee said...

it took a lot of scrubbing and swearing, but the purple crayon did come off. mostly. the map is a goner, i'm afraid. girl #2 is indeed a born leader so i should have said "the rest of the world was too high for her to reach...yet."

oh, yeah, steve, you should let those eyes loose on leesburg... that would be quite funny...