TODAY star Al Roker has gotten fans emotional with his latest post about his granddaughter Sky Clara.
GettyToday star Al Roker posed with his granddaughter Sky Clara for two pics on social media[/caption]
Instagram /alrokerSky napped on Al for one of the snaps in the slide show[/caption]
The first pic in the weatherman’s social media slide show featured him sitting in his home, holding the infant in his lap.
He smiled down at Sky as she looked up at him big-eyed.
Sky looked adorable in her blue floral-print baby romper.
Al’s subsequent slide pictured Sky lying on his chest with her arms draped around him as she took a nap.
He had a grin on his face as he held the newborn in place with his hand.
“Here’s to my little Sky Clara being here 2 months. That went fast,” the Today notable captioned.
Fans were moved by the images, taking to his comment section to praise Al and Sky for their adorability.
“Sky is precious!!,” one fan commented, and another added: “Precious!! Sky & PopPop Al.”
A third fan admitted: “Such a sweet picture.”
THIS IS THE LIFE
Other fans zeroed in on the facial expressions Al had in the images.
“Grandpa looks so content!,” one fan observed.
A second fan added: “You are so happy and there is no reason why not Proud Papa.”
A third fan cosigned: “Your expression in photo 2 is pure joy & contentment. She looks so secure.”
A fourth person noted: “She’s got PopPop wrapped around her little finger already. As it should be.”
Someone else declared: “Love the look on your face Al! Grandbabies are the Best!”
FIRST TO COME
On July 4, Al announced that his oldest daughter, Courtney, 36, had given birth.
Courtney is married to her drama teacher husband, Wesley, whom she shares her daughter with.
“Al’s daughter Courtney and her husband Wes welcomed a baby girl yesterday. The baby’s name is Sky Clara Laga. Sky – a meteorological name of course.
“Al says everyone’s doing well. Everyone couldn’t be happier.”
Sheinelle Jones, 45, then chimed in: “That’s really cute that his first grandchild’s name is Sky.
“How cute is that?” she gushed.
Dylan Dreyer, 42, replied: “He was so excited for this too. You could just see the excitement when he talked about it.
“You may remember back in March when Al first announced that Courtney was having a baby, we asked him what kind of grandfather he was going to be and this is what he said.”
The hosts then switched to a throwback clip of Al in the springtime, talking about his daughter’s pregnancy and how he was preparing for the major life milestone.
“For this grandchild, I’m going to be the best grandpa ever. Because I’m going to do whatever I can to spoil this kid,” he laughed.
Back in the Today studio, the NBC news panel recalled that they asked Al what he “wanted to be called” as a grandfather, to which the weatherman replied: “Pop Pop.”
“Congratulations Uncle Pop Pop,” they joked, saying they were so happy for the beloved meteorologist.
“Sky’s first forecast, she’ll be doing it on Monday,” they laughed.
The official Today Show account shared the exciting news announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the caption: “Al Roker is a grandpa! His daughter Courtney and her husband Wesley welcomed a baby girl yesterday. Congrats to @alroker and his family!”
Instagram /alrokerIn the other snap, Al smiled at the big-eyed infant[/caption]
Instagram/ouichefrokerSky is the daughter of Al’s oldest daughter, Courtney[/caption]
GettyAl announced on July 4 that Courtney had given birth to Sky[/caption]