Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Housekeeping....

The last few days of our vacation were perfect. Everyone else headed home and we stayed at Grandma's house without all the chaos. Those days included hunting down 3 roots stores in order to keep a tradition alive, go to Canada = must get new Roots sweatshirts! Another visit to Granville Island, 1 more meal at White Spot, a moment at the grocery store to stock up on Smarties (not the US ones) and some relaxing time back at the house. We even had a chance to play badminton... and add a few birdies to the infamous tree :)! I tried to capture a few of the special places and things from around her house during our relaxing time....

A view to the basement

the birdie tree........

peering over the back fence....

...one more generation got to climb this tree.....

...the obligatory game of tag....



...you didn't think she could have all that grass and not tumble around on it did you?...








The Candy Dish!!!!

Hey did you know that these little pictures are made completely of sea shells? All these years and I had no clue!
...Yes while in Canada work still had to get done...

...Bart really liked the velvet picture.... I miss the pass through to the kitchen....





4 comments:

Heather said...

Wow, seeing those pictures made me realize it has be SO long since I've been to Grandma's house. Your post brought back so many fun memories!
And I'm so jealous of your ROOTS shopping trip!
We were in Montreal the other weekend and came home with $30 worth of candy bars...so I can relate to the Smarties pit stop!

The Eberhardt Family said...

i love all the little details. very cool. those are some good times, i am sure!

Katie said...

I'm so happy for you to have captured these memories Erin. What a fabulous place to "escape" to as you grew up. It was the perfect must for you to take your kids back too! Hope you brought home the candy dish and the awesome step stool-those were my favorite!

Kristen said...

What a great trip for you and your kids! You have to explain the Roots thing... i'm thinking your going to be planting something?!