Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy 30th, Little Brother!

I just can't believe it.  If he's over the hill, where am I?

We celebrated my "little" brother Ryan's birthday at my parents' house on Sunday.  They have a nice little piece of land with a huge yard, basketball court, trampoline, hot tub, and tire tag.  The kids took full advantage of the warm weather with much splashing and drenching, and the neighbors brought over their inflatable slide to share.  Kylen was obsessed with tossing buckets of water on his uncles, and my siblings had a tussle over the hose.  I kept my camera on me at all times, which proved an effective deterrent to getting doused.  At one point, Kylen was trying to fling water at someone and got ME by accident!  My own son!  Thankfully, it all went on my head rather than the camera!  I hadn't seen Denny or his daughters in probably a couple years, so it was a pleasant surprise meeting them there.  His girls have really grown, but then so has Kylen!  I'll share more pics in a few more posts.

Kalena, my sister Wakena's baby.  Ain't she a cutie?

Wakena and Ryan acting very mature!

Kylen and his bucket, speculating on when to go after Ryan.

A rare pic without his glasses.

Ryan with Wakena's two boys, Isaiah and Elijah.

Denny's oldest, Kerinsa.  Too bad the one of her sister Gracie didn't turn out!

This is Ryan surrounded by most of our nieces and nephews.  I took several, but someone had their eyes closed or head down in every shot!  Wakena's two boys are in front, Denny's two girls are on the right, and Denny's step-daughter is on the left.  All the kids adore Ryan.  He's one of those fun uncles who never grew up!