This is my mom. She lives an hour's drive from us, and with our busy schedules it's hard to visit more than twice a month. The kids love spending time at Grandma's house, though. I wish we lived closer!
He's a really cool dog.
My mom has had him now for about 8 years.
Aria brought this doll out of the guest bedroom (where the toys are) and I couldn't believe it -- this doll is so old! I used to play with this doll when I was a little girl whenever I visited my grandma's house. I hadn't seen it in years . This doll was actually my Aunt Sandra's doll first (my mom's older sister) so that means it's more than 60 years old. I wonder if she was ever given a name? I can't remember calling her anything. I think she looks like a Mathilda, what do you think? Margaret?
Aria had fun playing with Mathilda Margaret.
She had fun swinging on the bench rocker, too.
Okay, this photo trips me out because I have the same exact photo of me standing in this same place when I was Aria's age. This is the front yard of my grandmother's house, which is now my mother's house since my grandmother passed away in 2007. Since I practically grew up in this house, I have old photos of me standing in this spot throughout the years, posing for Easter photos and things like that. Who would have thought that many years later I would be taking pictures of my own kids standing in the same exact spot??