Grandma and Grandpa had us staying in the basement and I can not tell you how great that was. The kids slept in until 9:30 this morning!!! It was wonderful.
The first thing the kids wanted to do was go out and play in the snow! We came prepared for cold weather but even then, our idea of cold weather is a little different. We didn’t have gloves, hats, scarves, or boots. But that didn’t stop the kids from playing with and eating the snow!
I love coming to Grandma’s house! I love the fact that most of the things that were there when I was a small child are still there. Even some of the old books that I would read as a child are still tucked away in one of her drawers. It was so fun to watch my kids (especially Jacob) play around the house. Jacob found “the secret hideout” that belong to me and my cousins. He loved playing peek-a-boo and crawling through all the legs of their beautiful dining room table. When I saw him doing that it brought back so many memories of me and my cousins playing under there when we were younger (I’m not sure how young). There are two massive legs and we used to sit on them and fiddle with the carvings like they were buttons and levers controlling the bat-cave! Silly, I know, but that’s what you do when you’re a kid at Grandma’s house.
There are so many things that I love about Grandma’s house. Up until recently, one of my favorite things was this pink bathroom that they had. The walls were pink, the sink was pink, the toilet might have even been pink, and then the bathtub was this teal color. It was so pretty! It was probably only pretty to me because I was a little girl who happened to be in love with that color, but something about needing to replace pipes and tile made them renovate it and turn it into a more modern bathroom which I still love but I just remember the old one so well.
Another great (and possibly bad thing) about Grandma’s house is the food! My Grandma (as I’m sure is the case for you) is a wonderful cook! I think it’s a prerequisite to receiving the title of Grandma. Whenever we come there is food everywhere. Good food, bad food, homemade food, all of it is there an at your fingertips but it can be so very hard when you’re watching what you’re eating 🙂 . I feel like such a kid whenever I’m in the kitchen, with her asking what I want to eat or giving me a list of options while I sit/ stand and talk with her about anything and everything 🙂 . I love that time that I get with her where, even though life is still going on all around us, it makes me feel so special and singular because she’s talking with me.
Grandma’s house is the BEST!!!