This past weekend we drove down to Pennsylvania to celebrate my grandfather’s 90th birthday.
My granddad is a family favorite as we’ve all somehow been affected by his kindness. There was a huge turnout to celebrate his birth and life.
And although all of his children and many of his grandchildren were there, it was his great-grandkids that put in the strongest showing. And the silliest. ;)
Though my brother put in some steep competition for sillies. Sigh.
Isaac got hit by the Uncle Chuck sillies too. He didn’t seem to mind as much though. ;)
Isaac kept asking when we were going to celebrate. And by “celebrate” he meant “eat cake”. He hovered by the cake table for a long time making many surrounding adults a little nervous (or perhaps just making me nervous. I am VERY familiar with Isaac’s impulsivity. In fact, during the party Isaac’s impulsivity took him to explore the janitor’s closet, brought him to the top of a step ladder, had him experimenting with some nearby A/V equipment and encouraged him to steal a Snickers bar from the gift shop, which Dave later paid for. Various family members were suggesting tracking devices that we could hide in his pockets after seeing his wandering spirit!) Anyway, eventually, the grown-ups got their act together and lit the candles!
And when it became clear that Granddad needed a little support in candle extinguishing, Isaac was his right hand man. (side note: Isaac’s middle name is Charles, which is to honor this very grandfather!)
I always really enjoy getting together with this part of my family. It feels grounding to me to see everyone and it was REALLY nice to see my sweet grandfather.
Happy Birthday, Granddad!