Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Scientist Genius Brother!

Twenty-Six years ago today one of my favorite people on the planet was born - after begging my parents for a baby brother or sister for years and years, I finally got my wish.  I still remember the middle of the night ride to Grandmother's house where I got dropped off before Marvelous Mom and Dad went to the hospital.  And in the morning, Grandmother woke me up by saying "You have a baby brother!".  I went to school floating on a cloud of happy and told everyone I saw about my new brother.

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.

Happy Birthday Bro, I love you to the moon and back!


Shelly... said...

I love the pictures!! Especially the one where those two are missing teeth but what happened to his bangs? He is a lucky brother to have a sister like you!

MOM #1 said...

What a heartfelt tribute.

How sweet that y'all were and are still so close. My sister and I hated each other growing up, although we do tolerable each better nowadays.

Tell your brother he's welcome over here any day. Baby Boy needs someone to teach him chemistry, because turns out, I suck at it.

ms. changes pants while driving said...

so cute. happy birthday!

ChiTown Girl said...

Aw, what a cutie! He was a beautiful baby!! Your story made me laugh, because I, too, used to wish on a star every night for a baby brother when I was a kid. My mother still gives me crap about it, as my brother was an "oops." But, I love him to death!!!

The Hotfessional said...

Happy Birthday Katy-bro!

Kate said...

Wow, you're how much older?

I meant, um, yeah Happy Birthday Brother. She loves you to the moon and back.

I'm off to have some wine in celebration.