Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Bomma!

Happy Birthday Bomma! from sarah on Vimeo.

Untitled from sarah on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday Bomma! We wish we could be there to celebrate with you, and we hope you have a wonderful day.

Can I just tell you all how cool my grandma is? Well, I guess I don't have to tell you, since she's a regular blog commenter, and how many other 80 year-olds do you know who are? Since I was younger than Harry, I have been staying in Des Moines with Bomma and Jack. Bomma and I played a lot of Skip Bo and did a lot of shopping and lunching over the years, but my favorite thing to do was go see her act in plays (yes-- my flair for the dramatic is generations old, and I always liked Auntie Mame the best). None of that (not even the time she laid down the "c" word in a Scrabble game when I was 9-ish, and Grandpa Jack freaked out) compares at all to the joy of bringing my children to visit a home I love so much. This morning in fact, right after he made the video I posted above, Harry said "Can we go to Bomma's house right now for her party?" He asks to go to Bomma's house a lot, actually, and he tells Bomma's house stories that rival tales of band camp ("This one time at Bomma's house, I got a airplane and a baby dino").

I love you, Bomma! Have a great 80th, and we hope we can see you soon.


  1. Wonderful post! She sounds like a neat lady. Happy birthday!

    ADORABLE videos too!

  2. Anonymous10:17 AM

    Great post! It was so nice. I didn't even know she played Scrabble with you! Ma, how come you never played Scrabble with me?

  3. I love Jack's "Happy Birthday Bomma" - it is just too cute! It sounds like you have a wonderful (and talented) grandma!

  4. Anonymous10:18 AM

    thank you for the wonderful video and know how special you and your little family are to us...also Becca, thank you too...Bomma

  5. Anonymous9:12 AM

    So cute! Bomma is definitely the coolest grandma (or great grandma for that matter) that I have ever met. Happy birthday!