My parents live very close to us, just a few minutes away, and quite honestly, I could not imagine life any other way. We have become accustomed to having them "just around the corner" and the kids love to stop in when we are out and about.
The girls especially love it when Mimi lets them play with all of the little trinkets that are sprinkled throughout the house.
Although there is plenty they could get into on the first floor, their most favorite things are up a flight of steps and through the bedroom doors.
They could spend hours going through her cool jewels and accessories....
while they bop around to the tunes coming from this funky old radio that she has out on display!
There were lots of big smiles as they caught glimpses of themselves
in the mirrors as they danced by.
Eventually they made their way to next bedroom to see what they could find.
My Mom recently transformed this guest room and when you walk in, you feel like you have entered a quaint beach bungalow.
The girls immediately spied the colorful sea glass and the big bowl of seashells
she had sitting out on the end table.
They counted, divided, and passed shells back and forth as the sunlight poured into the room. Add a little sand and water, and it would have surely felt like we were on the beaches of cape cod!!
They had such a fun afternoon playing with all of Mimi's treasures... they hated to leave, but we promised that we would be back soon for another visit.
Watching the girls that afternoon made me flashback to my own childhood memories of the "treasure hunts" my sister and I went on in our grandparents house. We loved every minute of it and like Reagan and Sarah, we also never wanted to leave when my parents said it was time to go.
This photoshoot was inspired by the gorgeous new Secret Garden Collection that my talented friend Robin is officially releasing today over at Red Thread Stitches. Be sure to stop by and see all of her beautiful new creations. The outfits the girls are wearing are just two of the options she is offering in her spring line. You can click HERE to browse her shop.
The soft and elegant hair pieces are my new found favs from Sophia Jane Boutique. I love the "Shabby" feel of the material and the sparkly jewels. The girls do too! If you are looking to accessorize your little princess, you have to check out Kimberley's pretty things.
You can view her boutique filled with all things girly by clicking HERE.
~Have a Wonderful Weekend~