Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just like a speeding train!

While the McKs were here last week, 
I asked McKay to go through all his childhood stuff 
and finally make decisions about what to keep, and what to toss. 

McKay must have been waiting for Scarlett to be born 
so she could help him with this task. 
Otherwise he would have taken care of this 11 years ago!

Scarlett stood right there ready to help. Girls are like that.

She at times became a little distracted with the toys all around her, 
but no….

She didn't let her Dad down. 
She went right back to the box and helped Daddy make decisions.

He appreciated all her advice.

 "Uh no Daddy, I think you should keep this notebook instead."

In the midst of McKay's things, 
was this picture of Elora taken about 10 years ago.
McKenna quickly pointed out that while our cupboards and 
flooring are different now, that little white plastic container for the 
measuring cups is the same one!

 Same kitchen, different baby…..10 years later.

And you know what? 
To this Grandma Honey those 10 years went by 
like a speeding train!


Karen Mortensen said...

Cute post.

Scrapally said...

Love this post! It does go like a speeding train!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures.
Tell us how the story ends! Did McKay keep everything? What did he relinquish? What types of things had you saved?
We are waiting for our youngest child to have a home of her own to claim what we have been storing for 12 years. How did we ever house 3 children in this little space? I think this blog post is motivating me to go clean out something of mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

grandmapeg said...

I agree, time does go like a speeding train. It's not exactly the same kitchen though with a different floor and different color of cupboards, but the cute babies add a beautiful touch to the kitchen :-)

McKenna Heasley said...

I love this post. :) Scarlett really is such a little helper. If there is any project going on she is right there trying to do whatever we are doing.

Grandma Honey said...

Pam I really don't know what he kept or tossed. I didn't look at any of it. Except I do know he kept his high school year books because he was thinking of throwing them away….can you believe that?? I told him to save them for his children so he did.

Susan Anderson said...

I hear ya. The last ten years have whizzed by!

We've been having our kids go through the stuff in our attic when they visit, too. Dave is trying to get them to take all their stuff to their own homes now.


McKay said...

Thank you for this post. Funny story about how I ran into it again but these are sweet memories!

Grandma Honey said...

I'm so glad you ran into it again!