Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meet My Siblings Day 5: Meet Chandler

So I have been MIA for awhile. We went to Dallas to visit our dear friends and Brad's sister Lindsay for Brad's spring break. Then Miles came back so sick, and we spent our days busy busy....I don't even know doing what. 
Days have just been flying by: which is so good....because I'm ready for warm summer swim time.
Now you may have thought oh Brittany forgot she had a blog, but I didn't and in fact when I don't post I get that sinky heart stomach feeling that is probably anxiety that I have a huge to do list, and the blog is just LAST. That's just how it rolls. 
So now Brad just folded all the laundry, now here's to hoping I can put it away right now and not in the next few days/weeks. The last laundry folded is still on my dresser, but its dwindling because I keep picking clothes from that pile. I have clothes problems. I love washing and drying clothes, folding is not even bad. But putting away just kicks me in the bum. 
Back to Chandler. This post is the most past due I still have to post Miles Six month info and stats, and Dallas trip. Which I can do! I just am lazy with my blog right now okay. 

Chandler is my little blonde brother and in my mind, him and Ethan go together like salt n peppa.
Chandler has blonde hair and Ethan has brown, so its perfecto. 
They have always fought like crazy.
Still do.
Chandler is a star! He was on America's Funniest Home videos, pulling a sword out of his diaper.
He won 2nd! Woot woot!
That's how I love to remember Chandler, him and Ethan putting bottles in their underwear pretending they were rockets.
Since leaving home 7 years ago (oh my gosh I'm getting old) I have to try to keep my relationships with my siblings at home. 
I have memories of them on holidays and weekend home trips (which don't happen anymore).
So I have a hard time making memories now, but I know that Chandler used to be a little squirt who nobody wanted on their basketball team and now he will be the first chosen. 
Chandler is such a selfless person. He has been the Ammon babysitter for so long.
He watches Ammon all the time. He takes care of him and hangs out with him all the time.
Chandler was in the Ammon videos (previously posted), helping him read the cards.
Chandler is always the hard worker that doesn't complain, he takes care of the job and Ammon is the hardest job usually.

Chandler and Miles Dec 2012
(he just got back from Early morning bball-wasn't that excited bout a picture)

This is at a a wedding...........Landon's...whoooo lost my mind for a minute and couldn't remember.
Pepper on left, Salt on right.

Far left Chandler/Salt then Ethan/Peppa (far right is prego me and prego Summer)

(Here is Chandler showing his care taking skills with holding Ammon in far left-I am peeking out behind him -prego)

Chandler also has leg problems.
He was born so BOW legged. I remember him in his little diaper running through the dirt outside and making a huge dirt devil. He was SO bow legged if you held up his pants they were bow legged too!
He has had several surgeries and one just recently on that silly leg, hopefully it can get straightened out!
He ran everywhere, and he had the best dinosaur impressions.
Last year I was asking him what he wanted for his birthday, and he kept saying he didn't know, then after about a 45 minute conversation I finally got it out of him that he wanted Nike Socks. They are expensive and special bball socks, so its not that lame.
But those conversations are things that remind me of why I love my siblings so much.
I love spending time with individual siblings. So often we are a conglomerate and its nice to get to know each one individually not as a whole, if that makes sense. 
Chandler is such a good friend to everyone, and he is the younger brother under Ethan (who can be a meany to him even now) and he takes it well. I love his blonde hair and blue eyes, and I love his willingness to do anything you ask.
He helped me so much over Christmas with Miles, and he didn't complain one bit, he played with Miles and was so nice, and I love playing games and getting to know him better. It really is like I have missed 7 years of his life and just whoop he is in high school now, and not a little runt anymore.
Chandler: So kind, girl magnet, crooked leg, Ammon care taker, athletic, blonde brother that I love so much!

1 comment:

Justin and Carissa said...

Glad your days have been flying by. Mine have been dragging on forever!