Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wrinkly Hands

The last week of April/first week of May holds 3 very important family birthdays.  The first of those birthdays, is my Pop-Pop's which was yesterday!
Happy Birthday, Pop-Pop! We love you so much and can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

My Pop, ALWAYS tells this story about me, I think it's his favorite... so I thought that I would share.

When my grandparents were still living in the same town as us, we used to spend SO much time there.  They had "a Mickey" room filled with toys for all of us grandkids, and a huge in ground pool that we all learned to swim in.  They also had gardens, my Pop grew tomatoes, peaches, sunflowers, you name, they had it!  

Well, one day, I think I was about 4, maybe 5, I was out "helping" my Pop garden, when I stopped him, took his hands and said, "Pop-pop, you're hands are so wrinkly, you must be getting old... {he was quite young then}" He giggled and told me that no he wasn't and that he wasn't going anywhere anytime soon.  And we continued on our way. It makes me smile to think of the naive things kids say, and how sweetly my Pop answered me, and although a little embarrassed by the story I love when he tells it.

Within the past month, my Pop had a few ins and outs of the hospital, one stay in which he had a pacemaker put in, but all is well now. I spoke to him yesterday and he told me that he's going to be around at least another 12 years... and he means it!  And I am holding him to it!

I can't wait to see him again. :)

Love you, Pop.

Today is also my cousin, Cassidy's, 17th birthday! that makes me feel old.  I remember the day that she was born, like it was yesterday.  Even though, she is my cousin, she was almost like a niece to me back then, bc of the age difference.  All of the experience I got babysitting her and her siblings is probably the reason that I felt somewhat prepared for a baby of my own.
Here's a picture I took of her a few weeks ago...

Happy birthday, Cass! Love ya!

And the 3rd birthday, which is May 1st, is MINE!  Yup, going out Saturday night to celebrate! 

Hope you are having a great week!



Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

I love that story about your Pop-Pop. It made me smile too. Your cousin is gorgeous! Isn't it crazy how you start to age in your twenties and it only goes downhill from there? ha. Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

Alyssa said...

Yay for your birthday!! That'll be such a blast!!

My Great Grandfather had a pace maker put in yeeeeaaars ago and he is 89 and still so healthy!! :)

the workaholic momma said...

Happy early birthday, girl!!!! I love the story about you and your pops...that is so sweet:) Happy birthday to your pops and cass too!!!!