16

September 1992
What a sweet baby brother you were!

What a sweet baby brother you were!

**BLINK**

September 2008

One of the rare times you need your older brother to help you with your homework

One of the rare times you need your older brother to help you with your homework

 TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY…

…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

EB at 9 weeks

EB at 9 weeks

 Encyclopedia Blue,

You are my second-born.  The smallest of your brothers at birth, you are now nearly 6′ tall.  You’ve always been tenacious, eating even when doing so gave you an upset stomach and rashes on your cheeks.  I’m sorry it took us so long to figure out your food allergies.    We persevered together, you and I. 

You grew quickly.  You wanted to do everything your big brother could do.  And you didn’t even mind wearing the same outfits. 

Nicht Zwillinge (not twins)

Nicht Zwillinge (not twins)

 

contemplative EB

contemplative EB

 

You are smart and you think deep thoughts. 
Many are amazed at your intelligence. 

And yet you do not think of yourself more highly than others. 

The cat prefers to sleep with you

The cat prefers to sleep with you

You love animals and you care about the environment.  

You are an introvert like your father.   


You are a voracious reader.  I am more likely to find you with a book in your hand than to find you playing a video game. 

And you’ve always loved being in the water…

…Even when you were little.

EB as a minature Burl Ives

EB as a minature Burl Ives

 

Happy 16th Birthday! 

You make September 11th a happy day in our home.

Advertisements

6 responses to “16

  1. Oh, what a great family you have, the absolute best. And that picture of him with the cat! Happy birthday! Now where are the car keys, right?

  2. Aww very nice. Happy Birthday to him!

  3. Congratulations to your handsome son! How nice to know at least one family who celebrate on September 11!

  4. jennatjugglinglife

    Happy Birthday.

    He’s smart to keep wearing that royal blue–it’s great with his eyes!

    I had a water baby myself. He still takes baths at 15.

  5. oh, what a sweet post! (uh, I mean manly. totally MANLY.) very happy 16th birthday!!

  6. I love the pic of him reading. And the one of the water!

    I love the adolescent kids that come in my office. I look at all three of my little ones and wonder what they’ll be like. Such sweet kids.