Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dear Quincy-

It has honestly been our pleasure to have you be such a close part of our family.  Our 'second brother'.  And now, it is bitter sweet to watch you grow up, into a mini man-ish.  You are spreading your wings.  Joining new groups and making new friends.  Spending less time hanging around our house and more time moving just a little further away from our circle.  And while we are thrilled for each of your new accomplishments... We'll sure miss you:
Coco will miss her other broder, who will sweetly chase her around and help her act a fool.  Getting her infectious giggle fully charged.
Tink will miss snuggling up to her gamer buddy.  Since she was tiny (well.. even more tiny than now) she has smushed her little body up against your side, watching you play mindless games.  And she loved every moment of your patience.
And The Kid:
Ouch. You were his first ever little friend.  The first person to welcome him, with an enthusiastic "Let's go have an adventure" zest for life.  Our two adorable dorks.  Countless, COUNTless hours shared deep in the mind numbing world of useless facts and nerdy inventions.  Bellies to the floor, building ships set to sail into the magical Neverland of little boys imaginations. 

One of the many amazing Best Cousin Friends Forever combos from this extraordinary family.  You have literally traveled across the country, growing together.  We took your brief childhoods for granted. You two, were simply priceless.  A rare example of genuine admiration and uncomplicated joy.
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they're happy and they're safe
(Happy and they're safe)

We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden with you.

But now... you're both junior high boys.
In different schools, walking along different paths, towards different futures. Ready to tackle new adventures.  It breaks my heart but I am beyond proud of you both. Our two adorable little dorks, becoming pretty amazing bigger-ish cool kids. 
Happy Birthday, Quincy.
12 years old.  Wow.
Please remember your 'second family of siblings' are forever in your corner.  Our door is always open and Tink's shoulder is a little chilly without you.  We believe in you.  We've always known and loved the very best version of who you are.
You've got this...
All our lovin.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to my first born, I love you sooo much! Dadhol

Coach said...

Happy birthday, I wish you the best of luck in all your adventures.

The Mrs. said...

Happy birthday, Quincy.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday quincy. You are one of a kind. May your new adventure and numerous new friends find your way back to Gramma's house. Hope you enjoyed all your Birthday celebrations. Love you much! Gramma G

Doc said...

Happy birthday!! We hope you had great birthday adventures!

Sweetbreads Bailey said...

Hope you had a great birthday!

Munchkin said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I was checking out the boy. He certainly has some unique facial features. I think he would look really good on display and be a really fun boy to have around.