Monday, February 6, 2012

Let's Kick it Off!

This weekend, we gathered quietly to celebrate my brother's birthday. Kicking off his 31st year.



We ordered his favorite pizza, snacked in a tray of frosted brownies. The kids colored a card, gave him big birthday hugs and smiled as they sang 'Happy Birthday' to their Uncle.
He decided he wanted to all watch a movie together. After we giggled, as my mother 'navigated' her way around her new Wii Netflix, Uncle decided on Howard The Duck. (which is surprisingly less of a family movie than I remembered)
It was a nice evening. Calm. Loving. Perfect.
Happy Birthday, Brother.
I am proud of your hard work, this past year. I know it was not easy for you. Your determination to 'fight the good fight' and continued work to be a better person, is an inspiration to my children. I am grateful, your strong will keeps you striving for the joy in yourself.
I hope your 31st year brings you:
Many more smiles, than heartache.
More projects to busy your talented hands and mind. More exercise and fresh air. A little sunshine on your handsome cheeks, as you sit captivated at (hopefully) adorable Tink T-ball games and (hopefully) impressive The Kid baseball games. More classes to help you better yourself and books to find your peace.
You and I have had plenty of trials, Little Brother but I still love you, just the same. To the best "Little broda dat you were bigger than but now he is bigger dan you" as Tink would say.
Happy Birthday, Uncle!!

11 comments:

Coach said...

Happy Birthday Uncle!

Munchkin said...

Happy Birthday Uncle!!

Flag Girl said...

Happy birthday Uncle!!!
Do something fun today!

The Bride said...

Happy Birthday Uncle!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Uncle!!!!! -Igotithol

The Mrs. said...

You go, Uncle. Happy birthday!

Sweetbreads Bailey said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

ct said...

happy birthday to your bro!!!!

The Page Turner said...

It really was a nice family night to celebrate Uncle's birthday. We will have another family movie night when, Ewok Adventure arrives.

kori said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Uncle!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday, Uncle. It is great to see you playing with the girls. I can see the love as you look at them. Hope it was great. Wish you many more Gramma G