Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy 75th Birthday, Grandpa!!

Saturday night we hosted a 75th birthday party for my Grandpa.

My Grandpa is such a special person in my life. When I was a little girl my sister and I would spend the night at my grandparents house almost every Friday night. They would pick us up and take us to dinner at the Olive Garden. After dinner, they would take us shopping at the mall. We would always end up at The Limited. My Grandpa could never remember the name of the store and he would call it "The Union". Not sure why, but it became our little joke. Dinner and shopping at "The Union"! My Grandpa would sit by the fitting rooms while my Grandma helped me and my sister pick out a new outfit. We would try it on and then we would model it for my Grandpa. He would compliment the outfit and tell us ... "It talks to me." That was his way of saying that he thought it looked good on us. He would buy it for us and then we would head back to his house for dessert and a game of Skip-bo! Friday nights were always the BEST!!!
My Grandpa still is such a special part of my life.

It's such a blessing to see him with my boys. They love him so much and enjoy spending time with him now too!

We had a wonderful time celebrating with lots of food, family, and friends.
Everyone brought a yummy appetizer to share, and we, of course, had birthday cake for dessert.

Corban made Grandpa a very special present that was just from him. He even wrapped it himself. He was very proud as he watched Grandpa open it!
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed making lot's new memories!

6 comments:

The Newbie said...

Wow! He looks and sounds like such a cutie. You are so lucky to have a grandpa like that. :(

Darlene said...

What a blessing to have so many generations all together. Glad to see that you are also feeling better. I love the stories about your grandpa. What a treasure!

Bethany said...

So wish we could have been there. I was waiting to blog about it too! Ha ha. When I called from the hospital you were all singing "Happy Birthday". It brought tears to my eyes because I missed out on such a special celebration. What great memories we will have forever!

Faith said...

How sweet is he??? Loved hearing about the memories you've made over the years and know there will be many more in the years to come!

Happy 75th Birthday to your Grandpa!

Linda said...

I love to hear sweet stories about Grandparents. I had a really special relationship with mine as well. Fun times.
Happy Birthday to your Grandpa.
Blessings,
Linda

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

That is so sweet!! So glad you had a fun time :)