We often say around here that everyone needs an Uncle Robert and seriously EVERYONE NEEDS AN UNCLE ROBERT!!!
I tell you we do not know what we would do with out this guy.
Robert is truly one of a kind. Everyone who knows him will tell you that he is generous and fun and kind through and through. People can't help but be drawn to him and it's been like this since I can remember. He's not only a brother but a friend and I'm so thankful for him and the fact that I can call him anytime and know that he will make time for me and willingly and even enthusiastically share my load.
One of my favorite memories with Robert will always be the year he scared me to death surprising me for my birthday, right before Wyatt was born. He'd flown down to California and I had no idea he was coming. I was literally sitting in my car talking to him on the phone when all of a sudden he was pounding on my car window. I'll never forget walking until he had blisters, drinking pineapple smoothies while Sadie danced, and drinking castor oil together when I'd finally reached desperation. It was dropping him off at the airport that time that Brandon said, "Our kids HAVE to grow up around that guy" and we are so glad that they are having the chance to. His love for his nieces and nephews seems limitless at times as is theirs for him. Whether he is working outside with them, taking them fishing, taking them birthday shopping, or "spoiling" them with treats, they always look forward to their time with him and we are thankful for the constant investment he makes in their lives and ours.
We had a lot of fun celebrating Robert this year and surprising him with 30 balloons attached to notes with memories and favorite things about him. I can't tell you now many people said when I contacted them, "Thank you, thank you for including us. We just LOVE Robert!" He really is one of a kind and though I cannot believe he is 30, I am glad that a few things haven't changed such as his big heart and the fact that he really is always up to something. :)