Today was Big Daddy's maternal Grandfather's 90th birthday. We call him Grandpa-Great.
He didn't want a big deal made of his birthday - hello 90 is a BIG deal. So there wasn't a big party or get-together, but when we stopped by his house this evening it was full of family.
When Big Daddy and I first started dating Grandma-Great and Grandpa-Great made me feel like part of the family from day one. His dear, sweet wife passed away in July of 1991 and he has lived alone since then.
We use to spend a lot more time over visiting him. A few days after Roo was home from the hospital we took her over to visit Grandpa-Great. I think it was love at first sight.
Now that Grandpa is older and we have more kids and they are louder we don't spend as much time visiting him as we should.
Big J was checking out the pictures of Grandpa-Great playing the drums when he was younger. Grandma played the piano and Grandpa played the drums in their band. It was neat for Big J to have that connection with him.