Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ricardo, Rick, Richard...Happy Birthday!

Richard, lovingly named Rick or Ricardo by me, is my big brother. He is 37 years old today - here are a few things about Richard that make him the best brother two sisters could have!

1. Richard giggles when he laughs.
2. He loves to bake.
3. When we were little, he could draw snoopy exactly like the photo and I remember thinking how cool this was!
4. After years of being misunderstood, Richard was diagnosed within the Autistic Spectrum when he was 31. It was relief to us to know that we could finally help him and a relief to him to know that he could be helped.
5. I can't imagine my life without him and am tearing as we speak.
6. He has a wonderful wife and they will be celebrating there one year anniversary soon.
7. Richard can boogie down on the dance floor!
8. He loves, loves, loves movies and can tell you all sorts of movie facts.
9. He is an awesome cross-stitcher. Apparently, my family has been known to want to keep this under wraps - but I say - let your talents shine!
10. He loves to write.
We miss you Rick and hope you are having a fantastic birthday!


linda said...

I always wanted a brother...he sounds like a wonderful one!

Bren's Life said...

Happy Birthday Rick... It's my sons b-day too. What a great day.
He sure sounds like a great brother...

SuzanSayz said...

My gosh Michelle, you have got birthdays happening everywhere. Rick sounds like a really cool guy. And it's funny that you should mention the cross stitching. I was just thinking the other day how it's sad that there still are stereotypes about so many activities. My 14 year old nephew loves to crochet, and he's gotten pretty good at it. I don't understand why textile arts are only considered proper if done by a women. Hooray for your brother for wanting to create a thing of beauty. Tell him that I approve 100 percent!

Heffalump said...

Happy Birthday to Richard!
I remember dancing with him at youth dances back in the day...

Jennfer said...

He's a cutie!
I love that pic of the 3 of us. I'll have to swipe it off your post.

Happy Birthday Rickey.

Mikki said...

Happy birthday to Rick! He does sound like a terrfic guy.

dani said...

happy birthday, rick!!! i hope your day was as special as you are:)

leanne c said...

Hey michelle
Love the photo of the three of you
Happy birthday rick
take care leanne

Marie said...

I remember finding out one of my guy friends cross stitched in high school. He was so embarrassed, but I thought it was fun to see a different side of him.

Janiece said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a brother you love! I hope his B-day was FANTASTIC!