Monday, January 19, 2009

A Day To Remember

My grandfather turned 96 yesterday. Actually, I think when you are that age, it should be "MY GRANDFATHER TURNED 96 YESTERDAY!!!" That's a big number, and the proper amount of enthusiasm is necessary. As a special present, he got to watch the Steelers win! (singing) "Pittsburgh's going to the Superbowl!"






See that smile? Can you feel the enthusiasm? Can you hear the laughter? Someday, when my grandfather is no longer with us, I think that is what I will remember most about him - his laugh. He loves to laugh, and he laughs often. Yesterday, he laughed A LOT. The cause of the laughter? My crazy kid, that my grandfather adores. I think seeing Dylan might have been his favorite part, even topping the Steeler game! When he was opening his gifts, Dylan had to help. Dylan opens gifts with gusto - RRRIIPP! Watching the two of them - my heart was full. It definitely topped the game for me.








9 comments:

JCK said...

What a beautiful smile your grandfather has! 96!!! OH, that is amazing, Jen. And yes, full hearts here reading, too.

Gina said...

Turning 96 is definitely ALL-CAPS WORTHY! Some of the best memories I have of my grandfather (who made it to 93) were those of him with my son.

Jonny's Mommy said...

I CAN hear the laughter! That's so great! He reminds me of my husband's grandfather who is in his 80s and who we really need to get over and visit. He just thinks Jonathan is hilarious and loves to watch him run around the house.

I love these photos and this post!

My grandma was 93 when she passed so 96 IS SOOOO EXCITING!

Burgh Baby said...

OMG, he's so adorable! I'm so glad the Steelers came through for him and that he'll get to watch them go for that 6th Super Bowl.

Pass on some happy birthday wishes from me!

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

Yea Grandpap.

It surely looks like he had a wonderful time.

The Girls' Mommy said...

I wish him a FABULOUS 96! Though this Baltimore girl doesn't want to hear about the game...

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Grandfather! He looks wonderful and like he had a terrific day. I am so glad that he is around for Dylan!

Sparx said...

Oh, that's lovely. You're all so lucky to have each other - here's to many more birthdays like that one.

Janet said...

My grandmother will be 96 in April. We're so fortunate to still have them with us aren't we!