Grandpa Ourada!

I have the best grandpa ever! I really do. My grandpa has always been the type of guy who would get on the ground with us kids and play with us. He was always so fun and would do crazy stuff, just to tease us. I remember a few different funny things in particular. One time my grandpa ate dog food, trying to talk me and my sister into eating it as well. It didn’t work. But seriously, he would eat anything (and still does as long as it is soft enough for him to gum it.. he refuses to wear his dentures). Anyways, he has just always been so fun and so sweet. 

Maisie and I took a trip to visit my grandma and grandpa yesterday and stayed the night. I wasn’t sure how Maisie would react to them as they are getting older and grandpa doesn’t wear his teeth anymore, so it can look… different. My grandpa is 90 years old now. Most 90 year olds are super chill and not very active. Not my grandpa. He was out wheeling around his wheel barrow full of wood, pulling it up his front steps (it was HEAVY!!) and cutting wood and stacking it! He didn’t let his 90 year old body stop his playful personality when Maisie was around either! He got a kick out of spooking her as she would run by and even chased her a bit on his hands and knees! It was so fun and precious to watch! See for yourself! Maisie is blessed to get to have these times on video so when she is older and doesn’t remember her great-grandpa, she will see just how great he was!


  1. Mom on February 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    jen, thanks so much for doing this for little maisie. it’s makes me tear up a little to see how fragile your grandpa is. such a good, good man.

  2. Cindy on February 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I’ll have to send this to Roger… your grandpa is amazing. Maybe it will encourage Roger, being a new grandpa himself 🙂

  3. Svest on February 11, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    OHHHHHHHH….That is so sweet. I miss him.

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