Happy Birthday Little Brother!!

My little brother is the big 1-8 today.  I know, I KNOW!   How this is possible?  I do not know.  Here is what I do know:

Once he was a baby, born one day before my 8th birthday.

Miranda and I wanted a little sister.  I wanted a sister for the advantageous reason of getting my own room…that didn’t happen.

Here I am in my older child role, "MOM, take a picture!!"

Miranda and I decided we would keep our little brother.  We spent a lot of time babysitting him, holding his puke bucket when he was sick (you’re welcome Mom and Dad) and gave him lots of nicknames: Buddy, Brother, Little Buddy, Cabby, Cabby-O, Little C Monster, Cab…

This about sums up our relationship...

Now since my brother is nearly a real life adult…somewhere along the way he turned into a little genius– winning science awards and accepted into a bunch of colleges!  We are SO proud.  Love you little buddy (even though you are a head taller than me) HAPPY BIRTHDAY (even though you call me old on the phone)!

So many talents, even an actor!

The best month.

Theoretically, this should have been posted on the 1st….well shoot….welcome to February, the BEST month.  You may disagree, but what happens in February that we all love?  Lots of birthdays!  Some quick stats on February birthdays (which may or may not be all true).

  • The highest percentage of my family members were born in the month of February.
  • February 29 is the least common day to have a birthday.
  • Only four U.S. presidents (Reagan, Harrison, Lincoln and Washington) were born in this month, but it was decided to celebrate President’s Day in February (for obvious reasons).
  • People who are born in February are more enthusiastic about celebrating their half-birthdays.
  • I need to find friends who are born on February 4, 12 and 29 and then I can properly celebrate birthdays everyday this month.
  • Those who share February as a birth month love finding fellow birthday-sharers (or maybe this is just me).

I only hope you find a way to enjoy this wonderful month as much as I do.  Happy Birthday, birthday-month sharers!  This is just for you:

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