My brother did NOT want us to call his sixteenth his "sweet 16" and celebrate like we did for mine. We had a low key dinner at my grandparents with our awesome family and my grandparents got CREATIVE with making my brothers cake. Backstory -- he is a lead drummer in his high school's drumline -- boys got talent. So, what did they make? A freakin Pearl Drum. AMAZING.
My Nanny made amazing sweet and sour chicken with grilled pineapple and everything. They are both amazing at cooking and baking and hope to have even HALF of the skills they do once I'm their age.
Seeing this next shot makes my heart so happy. I love the relationship Caleb and my brother have. It's so sweet, they are hilarious together, and they truly act like brothers. I couldn't ask for a better brotherly figure for my baby brother, than my husband.
and honestly...how beautiful is Sophie?!
The night was just great. Being able to celebrate the young man my baby brother is becoming makes my heart swell. So once again, happy 16th Brandon, we are so proud of you!!
Sunday was fun...I got the house to myself while Caleb went to the Bengals game with his brother (its his birthday today -- happyyyy birthday Jared!!). I cleaned, relaxed, and did absolutely nothing. I loved it. Later on when Caleb got home, I went out and grabbed our dinner, and before I got back home Caleb was frantically texting me to "get home quick!". As you probably know by now, the mid-west was hit pretty hard with storms/tornadoes Sunday evening. Luckily, we are safe, but our power went out for about 4 hours. Which meant it was time to cue the candles and snuggles. It was so awesome, like I said yesterday, spending some uninterrupted time with Caleb, no phones, no distractions. Love it.
Happy Tuesday, friends!