Is there a better combination than black shutters and yellow roses? Not that I know of.
Side of the house with a little black gate that leads to the back yard.
And the view from the back of their home. Which is just as darling as the front. If I had zoomed in closer to the porch you would see several doll houses that my mom set outside so her granddaughters could play with their dolls in the shade. And a race track and cars for her grandsons. Even though Kole is the oldest of the three grandsons and the cars were mostly used as teething tools. Still mom. Such a sweet gesture. :)
I just love the vines growing around her pillars and the flowers planted around each tree.
Another favorite spot for the grandkids. Right inside these beautiful trees...
is a delightful, shady sand pile. My girls spend hours here always making me wonder why in the world I don't have a sand pile. Then I remember how I can't stand them bringing sand into the house. We get enough of that from the beach. My cute mom couldn't care less. She is all about the kids. She says she'll clean later - let them have fun. Then after we leave she tidies everything up. Except for the hand prints on her french doors. She's never in a hurry to clean those.
Of course we always spend lots of time here every time we come to visit.
The girls and I love "the baby turtle and his mommy" that live in the pool.
This last trip after watching her daddy's mad skills...
Ellie finally dared to jump off of the rock.
We also love all of the big open space (so hard to come by in San Diego!) where the girls run and play.
And next to grandpa's garden full of all sorts of colorful vegetables, is a little swing for a little person...
who loves swing time...
almost as much as his grandpa does.
While I love so many things about this beautiful home and yard, the thing I adore the most...
is the darling couple who own it.
Love you mom and dad! Thanks for letting me share your home. If I come and bring your grandkids again really soon will you let me photograph the inside? I have a feeling I've got a deal.