The other day Kelly was bringing the kids in from the backyard when she heard a voice from above.
She looked up to see a little girl in a tree, on the other side of our fence.
They had a brief chat and then Kelly went on with her day.
Later on, I was walking around the block with Elliot and his cousin Margot when we noticed a little girl watching us. Again, it was Maria.
The day after that, Maria came to our door (with her dad) and dropped off a picture she'd drawn.
Left to right it's Kelly, me, Margot, Elliot and Maria herself standing in front of our house. (Maria apparently hadn't gotten a good enough visual on Alice yet, so she's not pictured.)
Now, normally when someone does surveillance on you and then produces a detailed drawing of your family and property, that might seem a bit creepy.
In this case, it's maybe the cutest thing I've ever seen.