Wasn't he adorable?
It's truly amazing that he ever learned to walk because I loved to hold him and carry him around.
Even when I was a WILDLY obnoxious adolescent, I still loved my baby brother. As long as he didn't set foot in my bedroom. By the time he was three, I had him trained to put his toes right on the line between the hallway carpet and my bedroom carpet and say "Taty, I come in?". Poor kid, I was such a brat.
This is one of my favorite pics of him with our cousin Sunshine when they were both going through a toothless phase. When I look at pictures of him as a little boy I see Thing 2 in his eyes. Thing 2 is a lucky boy to look like his Uncle!
And while he lives far away now and we don't get to see each other nearly as often as I would like, Scientist Genius Brother is still my best friend. I'm so proud of all he has accomplished in his chosen profession (Chemistry - barf!) and of what a kind, loving man he is. If my boys grow up to be like their Uncle then I know husband and I will have done a good job.