The shoes pictured above are what he wanted for his birthday. His Mom and I worked fast and furiously online trying to get them. Apparently, these are highly desired among the kiddos and the queue was long and the computer kept doing that spinning around thing. But finally, they were ordered (thanks to Mom finding another website) and the shoes arrived just in the nick of time.
There are many pros and cons about our technology, but one of the really nice things is that we can see and talk with someone separated by distance. This morning first thing, we received a Facetime call so we would be able to see Brady open his gift and card.
What can we say about a boy like Brady who's so handsome, funny, kind and smart?
You've reached a milestone and accomplished a lot at the age of 10. Your future is bright!
The other nice thing about this technology is that you can snap pics as you are talking with them face time. Isn't that amazing? (The little squares in the top right are Papa and Nonnie watching him open his gift.)
Now here is something I especially like and it brought back memories of another birthday for Brady. New shoes for Big Brother means hand-me-down shoes to Little Brother, Noah. Noah is so excited as Brady opens his new shoes that he has already bent down to take the "gently used" shoes off his brother. I love it that he has such a happy spirit of receiving his brother's shoes.
A few years ago, we had gotten Brady a pair of cowboy boots for his birthday. As he opened them and it became obvious what the box contained, it wasn't Brady who was excited. But rather, it was Noah. Over and over, he said with excitement, "Brady got boots! Brady got boots! Brady got boots!" I have saved that video because he was overjoyed that his brother had gotten a pair of boots (which, of course, he eventually inherited!) That memory and the smiles today always put a happy face on me!