How to survive when it's hot and/or you're still sleepy and/or you drove late-nite so your boy can see his grandparents and/or your Lego helicopter won't crank up? Massive amounts of Black Fox Cold Brew!!! I grabbed the biggest growler we got, because I have a cold brew problem... Freely admitted! There is no shame in my caffeine game. Grab a growler, fill it up, and come back for cheap refills whenever you run out. Open now!
We broke this 91 year old beauty out today! She couldn’t understand why she was in the home in the first place 😜
I took her for a beautiful long drive through the countryside and watched her face light up when she saw the farmers on the fields, hay bales drying and Mt. Baker watching it all in the distance. She loves Baker.
I got told stories of when she first came to BC from the Prairies and how she had hated it, about seeing my Grandpa for the first time (the memories still gives her flutters), and how she used to milk the cows and give her dog a squirt. I heard the same stories on repeat for the hour, because #dementia , but I loved every minute.
None of us could stop smiling.
Visited the ‘hood today-man ooooo man do I ❤️ this man! Although the visit was short we covered a lot.. we talked about how we both hit milestones this year I’ll be 29 and he will be 89 😳😱 talked about Trump and Kanye West and how great America is and will continue to be-we talked about my favorite tree 🌳 that had to be cut down and all the memories of me climbing to the very top without falling or breaking bones~we talked about Grandma and what she would be like if she were alive and as we ended our visit my grandpa did what he always does- he prayed over me and thanked God for allowing him to see another sunny day... #goodfriday#visityourgrandparents#88stilllooksgreat#mygrandpaisbetterthanyours#stillmissmytree
Blue eggs for breakfast... there’s more snow covering the roads and cabin fever has really taken its toll. Made me think about my granma whose stuck in her house 24hours a day sometimes completely alone with deteriorating eyesight. Made me so sad she’s one hell of a strong lady to keep a smile on her face every time I visit! #visityourgrandparents or even just give them a call 5 minutes chat can really make their day. #snow#cabinfever
"Standin' shoulder to shoulder with him now
I still feel small
And I'm still lookin up to him like he's ten feet tall
Theres somethin' about that generation
These days I think we need 'em
More than we ever did before
But they dont make 'em like that anymore"
GRANDPA APPRECIATION POST!!
If you know this song, you know what its about and to me it describes my grandpa to a T. I have the best grandpa. Like seriously. Sometimes I feel bad because he raised two pretty awesome sons and each son gave him two granddaughters. Haha but that didn't stop him. He probably taught us all how to drive(by driving the truck around and picking up bales), we all know how to fix fence, I'm pretty sure we can all ride horses, he always let us name the animals(that's why he had a dog named Spot and a horse named Patches), he always took time out of his evenings or weekends and would watch some of our sports games(literally driving all across the province for all of us) and even when I lived in the city he always phoned to see how I was or get me to meet him for lunch at least once a month. I'm very lucky in that I get to see my grandparents almost everyday and I definitely don't take it for granted. Happy birthday grandpa!! I hope you had a great day and here's to another trip around the sun! 😘😘 #jasonblaine#theydontmakeemlikethatanymore#grandpa#family#love#visityourgrandparents#weddingpic#happybirthday#yourethebest
My grandmother Nadezhda with one of her spiritual books she speaks of with profound light and a fighting spirit. Having had her faith tested by the government in the past you can hear the fight in her soul and the unwavering love in her. She is formidable even at 83 and is ever striking with a witty humor. Every wrinkle is a stripe of a tiger. ❤️ #loveyougma#visityourgrandparents
💯 Cien años 🎂se dice fácil, pero pocos, muy pocos, tenemos el privilegio de celebrarlos con un ser querido. Ya mi familia empieza a juntarse alrededor de mi abuelita🌷la Cumpleañera🌷, aquí está mi mami 👸🏼 “La más Feliz 😀” y algunos de sus hermanos, mis tios😍. En unas cuantas semanas cantaremos el CUMPLEAÑOS DEL SIGLO 🎂🎉💯🤩🎊🎈💖💓. 🤫No se lo cuenten a nadie, pero si mis cuentas no me fallan, en esta foto tenemos 400 años de vida😮y seguimos sumando🤪LONGEVIDAD, somos una familia bendecida con mucha longevidad🙏🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻#💯birthday #longevity#alzheimer#notstronger#thanlove#visityourgrandparents
Good to see that my grandma is at a place where she can be herself and people take care where she cant take care of herself anymore. I visited her today together with my dad and wanna raise awareness to the fact that there is a limited amout of times you can see your grandparents. Keep that in mind, i have to keep it too.
👵🏻🙏🏻💙 Babiččiny ruce pro mě vždy byly vzpomínkou na dětství. Pozorovala jsem, jak jimi obratně kouzlí v kuchyni či na zahradě. Zvedala hrozivě malou buclatou pěst nad hlavu, když jsme provedli lumpárnu. Pochválila nás pohlazením, když se nám něco povedlo. Od malička nás vodila za ruku a ukazovala svět. Dnes, kdy svedu chodit zdatně sama, se role vystřídaly a často jí jako silnější můžu na oplátku zase pomoct já. Hrozně ráda poslouchám její zážitky a zkušenosti, člověk se z toho leccos naučí. Máme to štěstí, že nám stále vytváří láskyplný a veselý domov, i to nám formuje rodinné hodnoty, za které jsem s přibývajícími léty stále vděčnější. Stejně tak, že nám četla a odpovídala na nespočet zvídavých dotazů. Jednou bych chtěla být alespoň z poloviny tak vitální, jako je naše Zdenička ve svém požehnaném věku. Vážím si jejího dobrosrdečného charakteru i toho, že ačkoliv je vzrůstu malého, je to VELKÁ ŽENA, která má pro strach uděláno. Tohle je taková malá óda na moji skvělou babičku a měla by vás přimět k tomu, abyste brzy navštívili tu vaši, dokud máte příležitost. Babičky jsou naše druhé maminky, kterých bychom si všichni měli vážit. Mějte pěkný večer ❤️ #grandma#familygoals#thatwhatcounts#visityourgrandparents
Having a witchy moment. Stopped by my great grandparents resting place today. Fun fact: My great grandmother was referred to as "mom" by all family members. She was a chainsmoker for over 60 years and never got cancer. I only smoke these cloves on special occasions, because I'm probably not as invincible as she was, lol. Here's one for "mom" ♥️ #allblack#witchy#visityourgrandparents#momandpapa
I am so happy that my grandad was aloud home from hospital today to have him back home is a wonderful feeling and to see him looking a lot better. I can truly say I've missed him so much I've been going in everyday to see him since the start of June to make sure he is ok and if he needed anything and all this time I've been thinking I'm doing him a favour to keep him company but these last 8 Days have made me realise that actually his been keeping me company it has been such a quite week without him around it really has and the boys have missed him a lot. #grandad#lookingaftergrandad#helpingothers#keepinghimcompany#wonderfulman#cherishyourgrandparents#visityourgrandparents
Had the chance to fly and visit my grandparents this weekend. Visiting and laughing with them reminded me what a gift it is to have them all here.
While staying with them, their water heater broke and flooded the whole carpeted basement. My grandpa took it in stride and got right to work with his shop vac. The next day the toilet upstairs got clogged and started to overflow and my grandma came out of the bathroom barely holding herself up in silent laughter.
I drank wine out of coffee mugs and laughed with my other grandma at her new assisted living home.
Both grandmas have had knee replacement surgeries in the past few months and my grandpa is finishing up chemo for his melanoma, but their joy to have us visit helped them forget about their pain and age and laugh about an overflowing toilet.
If you're blessed to have a grandparent alive, visit them. Call them. Send pictures to them. Tell them you love them. Let them know they are valued.
Great and spontaneous trip to @bricsindy with Grandpa and the cousins tonight. It wouldn't be time with Grandpa if he didn't start singing a song or start dancing. Here he is teaching my cousin a dance, then rocking the car as we left. Because why not? #visityourgrandparents#youllmissitwhenitsgone