You go, Gladys!
The world’s coolest grandmother deserves the coolest birthday, and that’s exactly what Gladys got when she turned 98 this week.
Gladys is particularly fond of birthday celebrations, which is what inspired her 29-year-old granddaughter Shannon Weikley to plan something extra big for her Grams’ 98th trip around the sun. After they got matching tattoos for her 95th birthday, the bar was already set pretty high. Luckily, Weikley had her friend, photographer Cara Lynn McGilvrey, on her side and the two of them planned the most epic cake smash photoshoot for the one-of-a-kind lady.
“When your friend asks if you can do a smash cake session for her spunky grandmother’s 98th birthday, YOU DO IT!” McGilvrey wrote on Facebook alongside the now-viral photos from the shoot. “I was head over heels in love with this idea! Gladys was so fun and such a good sport! She is exactly who I want to be when I grow up. We should all aspire to be more like Gladys; young at heart!”
Young at heart is right. Gladys rocked a tutu, turquoise hair, and drank pink champagne while eating an ombre cake for the incredible photo shoot. Not surprisingly, the photos are just as cool as the birthday girl.
So how does her family plan to top birthday number 98? According to Buzzfeed, they’re already talking about skydiving for her 100th birthday.
You go, Gladys! Consider us inspired.