The biggest treat of being home in New Hampshire for two weeks in October is that my brother was home. Usually he’s off
studying surfing in Hawaii where he goes to school or doing summer sales when I come home so having him there each day was great. He was easily Lincoln’s favorite person in the house and spent time playing with him each day so I could have a break. There’s nothing quite like watching your baby brother play with your baby 🙂
Earlier last week we went for a little drive just to catch up and hear about all the crossroads Caleb’s at in his life. We stopped by Wendy’s for some frostys and fries (vanilla for him, chocolate for me) and we even let Lincoln have a (very) small taste when we got home.
Growing up the two of us fought pretty consistently from birth to age twelve. In high school (we attended different high schools which probably helped), we did a 180 and became the best of friends. I remember late nights after dances when he’d sleep on the trundle bed in my room and talk about all the girls he’d danced with that night. He’s also let me be his personal shopper for the last decade (you should see the damage we did this trip ;).
^Last year I shared a bit about Wendy’s support for the Dave Thomas foundation for Adoption, a cause near and dear to our hearts with Ben being adopted (the foundation has helped over 11,000 kids and helped 4,500 foster children be adopted). This year, through November, they asked adopted children to share “family first” moments and are sharing their artwork on their cups. Caleb and I liked looking at the drawings and reminiscing about some of our early memories as siblings. It was a wonderful reminder about how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful family. k
^completing the heart on the cup with my little helper (also – fun fact I learned while reading for this post, Kids referred to ‘Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program are three times more likely to be adopted).
^They love each other a lot already, and its only been two weeks.