Saturday, December 22, 2007

*Happy 23rd Tommy!

*Ok it's about time I embarass my little Bro Tommy! Although he's not so little anymore. Today marks his 23rd birthday..hard to believe! But before I begin...anyone know any eligible single ladies...cuz 
he's available!

Tommy is a big mixture of all 3 of my kids...or I guess they of him..whatever. I remember his 1st day of Kindergarten like it was yesterday! He absolutely refused to speak!! Sound familiar? (Refer to Kaylea's 1st day of preschool.) My parents had to bribe him with a toy
 watch to get him to talk to his teacher. He always melted my heart as a little boy. He was so tender.

* I remember one time him & my Dad came home from a father-son campout with our ward. He could have only been 5 or so. Tommy came inside the house with the saddest look on his face. (reminds me of Spencer) I asked him what was wrong and he said 
with tears in his eyes: "I didn't catch a frog like the other boys!"

*He has always been so sweet...but boy howdy don't get him mad! As a little toddler when he would get mad, he would deliberately find a hard floor (ususally kitchen) and go bang his forehead on it! (Totally what Daylan did too!) Tommy would get frustrated easily if he couldn't do something & then there he'd go. My mom and I would often try and catch him before he did it. He does not have that temper anymore though thank goodness! :}

*Well he's all grown up now and I have to say has turned out pretty darn good. Tommy (or is it Tom now?) faithfully served a LDS mission to Salta, Argetina from 2004 to 2006. He served the people day in and day out & grew to love them. He had some baptisms & served in many positions, including as a Branch President!

*Tommy is a great Musician, a wonderful Uncle, a quiet Leader, loyal Friend, protective Brother & obedient Son. The song that reminds me of him is Garth Brooks song where it says: "I do this so, this World will know it will not change Me." The other song is: "I yi yi yi, I yi yi yi Indian Braves are We." -(The song he sang when he was 4. Hehe :)

Tommy you are SO GREAT & we hope you know that!


Tiffany said...

Thanks for the sweet comment Audra! I hope your brother had a great birthday! See you soon.

Swirls of Happy said...

I can't believe he is 23!!!! IT seems like yesterday he was just a little boy...too crazy! Cute picture and such a sweet post :) It was good seeing you at Target the other day!

♥ Natalie said...

Happy Birthday, Tommy!

Know what?! I have to say that he still has temper tantrums whenever we see him...NOT! I can't even imagine him with a bad temper.

You are right, though - Tommy is a great guy who is very talented and oh so sweet.

We love Tommy!

Frolicking Night Owl said...

Hey Audra,

My sister gets released from her mission on April 1 ... she'll be 23 in July. :) I'll have to see if I can find an updated photo of her somewhere & email it to you.