We don’t actually call him “Gramps,” but I think we SHOULD, now that he’s seventy! We had a low key birthday dinner for Grandpa’s 70th birthday. Our long-time family friend, Eva, came over to my parents’ house. My sister came down from Boston with her two kids (the light ones), and my parents picked my kids up from school early, so they could play together longer.
The grandkids read Dr. Seuss’s book, Happy Birthday to You to their Grandpa.
The book always makes me teary-eyed. And always makes me wonder when it’s going to end, about 75% of the way through. But the kids really enjoyed reading it. And my nephew made us all proud with his reading – he’s learning so fast!
I got my dad the PERFECT gift. (Well, it is in MY opinion!) A geocaching kit! …complete with GPS, geocache travel bugs, a magnifying glass (cuz he’s 70), Moleskin log books, and permanent non-bleeding Sharpee pens (I want some!). All in their own brightly colored bag (so he can find it – cuz he’s 70!). I even included a bag of his favorite Starbucks coffee beans – to keep him awake (cuz he’s 70).
Happy Birthday, Dad!!! We love you tons!