Sto Lat, Dziadek! PDF Print E-mail
Written by OHmommy   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 00:00

My father frequently tells us that he spoke in complete sentences by the time he was nine months-old. My siblings and I like to think that his first sentence was, "I love Poland." He is convinced that the Guinness recipe originated from his motherland and has recently denounced American television to live stream Polish news into his home. Needless to say, you can imagine that growing up with such a character was nothing short of awesome. It was.


My children call him Dziadek. That's polish for "grandfather." And today he turns 60. Sto lat, Dziadek. That's polish for "100 years, grandfather."



That video cost $19.49 to make and coincidentally Dziadek was born in 1949.  He loves numbers and I'm pretty sure he could convince you that the father of algebra, Arabic scholar Al-Khwarizmi, had a Polish dziadek to teach him.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:47


# Marinka 2009-11-11 20:55
I just made your delicious Bigos yesterday and in my haste, I thought Sto lat was another scrumptious Polish dish. Even though "One hundred years" is said almost the same way in Russian.
But happy, happy birthday to your father! Nicely done.
# DE Heather 2009-11-11 21:02
so sweet! Have a wonderul birthday Dziadek! and many many more!
# haniaski 2009-11-11 21:17

# renatamic 2009-11-11 21:22
so cute - so clever! sto lat, dziadek! i duzo guiness i buffalo wings!
# jo 2009-11-11 21:34
# Managed Chaos 2009-11-11 22:02
Happy birthday to your father. This was so stinkin' cute (and now thanks to the video I know how to pronounce Dziadek ;o)
# Krista 2009-11-11 22:28
Happy Birthday, Dziadek! What an absolutely precious video!
# stephanie Griffin 2009-11-11 22:31
So sweet! Happy Birthday!!!!
# Kasia 2009-11-11 22:40
This one takes the cake, no pun intended. Cutest video ever.
# KathyO 2009-11-11 23:37
He sounds like that father on "My big fat greek wedding" except that for him everything has a Polish origin.
I jeszcze jeden i jeszcze raz... Sto Lat
# Melissa 2009-11-12 00:40
That is such a sweet video. I love the girls singing at the end!
# Kristen 2009-11-12 00:49
ahh that is too cute!!
# GreenInOC 2009-11-12 01:59
So darn adorable and hilarious!

By the way, your youngest daughter has an incredibly stylish haircut, all she's missing is a briefcase and an incredible pair of heels and she'd be ready to rock! AND, her hair is never in her eyes - I want that cut!
# Emma 2009-11-12 03:52
Wow Sto Lat is almost the same in Russian - Sto Let. Your two girls are so cute when one was whispering to the other :)
# Chickadee 2009-11-12 07:40
Happy Birthday, Dziadek! What a fantastic video gift--and a great way to start my day, as well!
# Krystyn 2009-11-12 08:00
Happy Birthday, Dziadek! I bet he just loved that video!

PS The inferno is pretty great, too.
# Maria 2009-11-12 08:21
Ugh, the cute. Happy Birthday!!
# Elaine 2009-11-12 09:05
what a wonderful birthday message!! Precious! Happy Birthday to him!

And your Dad kinda sounds like the Dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding when he says everything comes from the Greeks. HA!
# Hailey 2009-11-12 10:50
Happy Birthday, Dziadek!
# April 2009-11-12 12:05
Oh lord, I'm emotional today. That video made me tear up! LOL Super cute!
# rebecca 2009-11-12 12:07
# kim-d 2009-11-12 12:35
**Happy, Happy 60th Birthday, Pauline's kiddos' Dziadek!!** ... cha-cha-cha! :)
# lceel 2009-11-12 15:44

Wszystkiego Najlepszego w Dniu Urodzin

And many, many happy returns of the day.
# dziadek 2009-11-13 14:31
Dziekuje bardzo .To dopiero 60 lat
Pozdrawiam serdecznie
# Jennifer 2009-11-12 16:25
I'm so proud of them and they aren't even my children! What a darling birthday video for your father. He must have watched with tears streaming!

ps...tell him he's very young!
# The Daily Stroll 2009-11-12 18:04
Happy 60th birthday to your Dad! Adorable video! :)
# Jaina 2009-11-13 14:35
Happy birthday to your Dad!!!
# Renny 2009-11-13 16:11
I don't know any Polish, but that video was adorable! Happy birthday to your dad! Dads are the greatest. (So are moms :)
# Jennifer 2009-11-13 23:30
Best. Video. Ever.

Happy Birthday to your Dad!
# Jill 2009-11-14 00:09
Wishing your dad the "most goodest" birthday ever!

Too cute. :)
# 2 Toddlers and Me 2009-11-14 16:17
Too cute! I'm sure he loved that video, what a great idea. Hope he had a wonderful birthday. He sounds like a riot - maybe a little frustrating sometimes - but still a lot of fun.
# Braja 2009-11-16 01:19
I'm just waiting for Marinka to invite me over for boiled Sto lats....
btw, found you thru Gaelikaa; her and I are both expats, living in India, and she wrote and told me today we'd done a post on the same subject of begging....interesting coincidence :)
# Allison 2009-11-16 18:37
Such a cute video. I love when she doesn't know what she should say so she whispers her question to you.

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Pauline Karwowski.

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