21 January 2009

Daniel Nathaniel Climber McTree

I am alternately shocked that my brother's turning 12 today, because that's so old! And big! And he's just a baby! and shocked that he's turning 12 today because that's so young! Can you believe I have a brother who's only 12? Who's still in elementary school?


Daniel is one of the most genuinely funny people I know. And I don't just mean funny for a kid. I mean really, actually, he cracks everyone up, funny.

Daniel & Caleb on the piano

He's also one of the sweetest people I know. He's devoted without a thought to his friends and family.

Daniel & Neighbor

He's also finally of a legal age to babysit my son.

Happy birthday!


  1. oh how sweet! Happy Birthday! Yeah for babysitters!

  2. Fantastic name. Most Daniels I know are brilliant people.

  3. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and second Papasan's comment above.

    Happy birthday to your new babysitter/slave!

  4. Happy Birthday!

    and a double bonus for you. Now you just have to convince him that he wants to babysit.

  5. i also have a sibling who's 12 (she's going to be 13 next month!) and it's amazing and scary all at the same time!

  6. So that's the magic age? I was wondering. Happy Birthday to your brother.

  7. There's a legal age to babysit?
    With that description he must be a great uncle to Gabriel!
    Happy Birthday!

  8. I would be all over having him babysit. I hope he took babysitting classes :)

  9. oh my gosh my sons are 12 and 14 and this is your brother weirdddd

    happy birthday brother!

  10. Happy birthday, Daniel! He's too cute.

  11. God he is big for 12. I would have given him a few more years if I had to guess. Happy Birthday to him!

  12. BTW, the post you dictated is up ;)