Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Brennan!

In honor of my nephews 7th birthday today, I give you The Letter:

Dear Brennan,

I find it impossible to believe that you're seven years old today. Where did the time go? It seems like this was just yesterday:

We were all surprised when you were born with red hair. It's a good thing Mom and Dad gave you Grampy's name for your middle name. He was a redhead too (when he had hair!).

You're an inquisitive child, often asking Mom or Dad a math question when you first wake up in the morning, "Mom, what's 100 plus 100 minus 10?" This is before they even opens their eyes.

You like being outside with the kids but you prefer being inside and playing by yourself. You're very happy with some quality alone time.

Sometimes you have trouble listening and following the rules. It often gets you in hot water at home.

You're completely fearless in some things and cautious in others.

You are an amazing sharer, often giving the other person the bigger half. Even if it's chocolate.

Speaking of chocolate, it's your very favorite thing. You're the only 7 year old that I know who prefers dark chocolate.

You're a very picky eater, though you love fruit and veggies. No protein for you, not even peanut butter.

Making people laugh is something you do well. You often get Harry in fits of giggles.

Your mom is your favorite person in the whole wide world.

Here are a few more of your likes and dislikes at the ripe old age of seven:

You like:

  • Reading
  • Video/computer games
  • Annoying your sister
  • Your dogs
  • Turtles
  • Harry
  • Swimming
  • Broccoli 
  • All of your stuffed animals

You dislike:

  • Homework
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Band-aids
  • Bedtime 

You unabashedly hold my hand in public places. 

You often put other peoples happiness in front of your own. It melts my heart a little when I see it. 

Since you graced us with your presence seven years ago, nothing has been the same. You've brought our family joy, laughter, frustration, worry and lots of love. It's an honor for me to spend time with you and watch you grow. You're an outstanding child and I love you more than I could ever express. You make me proud to be your Auntie Laura. 

Happy Birthday Bud. 

Auntie Laura 


  1. The cutest! That last paragraph got me good! He's lucky to have you for an auntie, that's for sure! And guess what my mom's maiden name is? Yup, Brennan. Always on my list. No one ever lets me do it. LOVE IT! Happy birthday Brennan!

  2. I have tears in my sweet, Happy Birthday Brennan!