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!

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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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8 Responses to weekend

  1. Ruth says:

    I love the shot of Isaac eyeing up the cake ~ super cute!

  2. Debs14 says:

    What a lovely post! Isaac stories never fail to make me smile. The look on his face while he’s waiting for the candles to be lit is priceless!

  3. I loved seeing your photos in Instagram this weekend, Robyn. Your little Isaac is just too cute! I’m sure your granddad thoroughly enjoyed his birthday celebration!

  4. Janette says:

    It was fun to see these pictures Robyn. Thank you! Wish we could have been there!

  5. Marti says:

    That first photo is glorious. I love it.

  6. Marti says:

    That first photo is glorious.

  7. Marti says:

    Whoops! I couldn’t get my comment to post, so I shortened it (not sure why I thought that might work). And now suddenly, both showed up.

    Isaac is such a cutie pie!

  8. MamaV says:

    This is awesome. I love the little sister-big brother moment especially. Classic.

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