1/28/2011

He Ain't Heavy...

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He's My Brother, and today he turns 26!

When I was two my mother told me that she was going to need my help with the new baby. I guess I took that to mean that he was mine. I never really stopped treating like he was mine except, sort of, in high school, when we became the best friends I've ever seen two siblings be. I love this boy with all my heart and hope he knows it. He was born a week and a day after my 2nd birthday, so we've shared a number of birthday celebrations.

My younger brother is the coolest guy I have ever known. You know that guy on TV who you think, "Damn, it would be cool to know a guy like that" Well that's Felix. Felix is not his real name, it's a nickname I have used for him since german class in high school. Yeah, we were so close that we took classes together intentionally in high school. He's funny and witty and his sacrasm will knock you on your ass, but you'll be laughing as you go down.

He is a wonderful father and while I can't speak to his husband skills, I would have to guess he's pretty great at that too. He is married to the fashion forward lady behind Vavoom Vintage and they are expecting a new litle guy in April. My neice Olivia lights up when she sees him and while she looks like her Momma most of the time, sometimes when she smiles, she's all Felix.

So here's to Felix, Frohe Geburtstag Bruder, Ich Leibe Dich!

5 comments:

Amanda said...

what a lovely post about your brother! And I have to say that I cracked up a little at your picture...the way you are holding your kids face so that they are facing the camera! :) Happy Birthday to him!

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

aww, I will forward this post to him, he'll be so happy! I'm making corned beef and cabbage for him for dinner at his request and we're going out to buy him some Vibram five finger running shoes tonight. You're right, he is such a wonderful father and a really amazing husband. We're all so lucky to have him in our lives. And you're right about Olivia's smile- it's all daddy!

Polar's Mom said...

That is too cool to have a sibling you treasure so much! What a sweet tribute. Happy b-day Felix!!

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Well, in addition to being a really sweet, funny, cool guy- he's also VERY clumsy (as The Ninja knows!). He just called to tell me he stabbed his finger with a tool at work and had to get a few stitches right on the knuckle and a tetanus shot. He was laughing heartily, of course. Poor Birthday Baby! *lol*

Stephanie said...

Awwww...what a great post! Happy Birthday Felix!! :)

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