Surprise!!

I can’t  believe that my brother is now 28! The night before, I did not get good sleep at all since I decided to stay up past midnight, and Brielle surprised both of us (shane and I) and woke up at 4:30am and wouldn’t go back to sleep(she usually does).  So needless to say, we layed in both with wishful thinking that she would go back to sleep with us, which resulted in mommy just throwing in the towel around 6:15am and just getting ready for the day.  I asked Brielle if she wanted to go for a walk, or if she wanted to go to Lockhart to surprise Uncle Nathan for his birthday.  She definitely went for option number 2, and so we told Shane and off we were heading toward Lockhart!

We stopped by donut shop (since my parents had my niece and nephew over there already), and got some much needed coffee and we made one more pit stop to get him some balloons (one Brielle picked, and I chose the one that said “dude, you’re old”.  My brother got to my moms house a couple hours after we did, and he was SO happy to see us and his kids waiting to surprise him for a fun filled day!

First, we played for a while at my moms and then all went out to eat lunch (at Bella Sera) at this delicious Italian restaurant and then all headed back to my parents house to get ready to take all the kids swimming!  We had so much fun swimming with every one and in just a couple of months, the kids have gotten SO much better at swimming and feeling more confident in the water! To say that we all had such a blast was an understatement! I also love the fact that my brother said that this was “the best birthday ever”!

Good job mom for setting everything up for Nathan, and for allowing it possible for him to be with all of his loved ones  on his special day!

Emma!

Emma!

Ready to go to the pool!

Ready to go to the pool!

Just Nathan, being nathan!

Just Nathan, being nathan!

my handsome brother!

my handsome brother!

Cousins reading together!

Cousins reading together!

Nathan-  I can’t believe 28 years have passed, and I am so glad that you have grown into such an amazing, hard-working father/adult, and I am so proud of you! I can’t wait to see what this future holds for you! LOVE you and Happy Birthday Bro!!

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