21 March 2015

When He Grows Up

Oliver adores his two grandpas. He is crazy about them.

Recently, Oliver was talking to his plushy zebra friend, Balloon Face...

Excitedly, he said, "Did you know that when I grow up I will be a grandpa!"

This was quickly followed by a disgruntled, "but I will have to be a dad first."

Grandpa Than and Grandpa Mike are Oliver's favorite humans on the planet.

They have taught him that grandpas are fun. They always, always, always play with you. Grandpas are handy. They have "magic tools" and gadgets that can fix anything. Grandpas are thoughtful. They will read you books, and stop by just to say hello and take you on a walk. They drive trucks. They are strong. They tell excellent stories and can keep up with four year old imaginations. They are not burdened by human limitations. There is nothing they cannot do.

In Oliver's world, Grandpas are simply the best and he honestly wants nothing more than to be one himself.  


  1. Dear Della,
    How fun to see your growing family. So Alice made it to earth and Jesse made it to PA and you all made it to Blanding. Best wishes to you and Jesse. Love, Julie H in Malad -- still doing Primary with Heather and Stacy

  2. Hello Della, I love your blog. your babies are ADORABLE. I know Oliver's Grandpa Than is one of the BEST! He does tell the best stories! Also, try cooking kale the same way you did spinach. it is one of our favorites. thanks for sharing! Love, Aunt Louise