Otto checks out the cake and all the candles. As Otto pointed out, "I think Uncle David really likes carrot cake, because Grandma always makes him that kind of cake on his birthday."
David managed to blow all those candles out. Pretty impressive.
When my brother was in high school, he spent many afternoons and nights in his room, decorating a pair of jeans with band logos. My mom recently found these jeans in his old room and wore them for David as a birthday surprise. We all admired the jeans and realized how good a job he actually did on them. It was a pretty cool find.
Another bit of nostalgia: a team portrait of David and his baseball team and another one of his basketball team, when David was roughly the age his twin boys are now (7). Something else my mom found when cleaning out David's room. It was serendipitous that she found them, as David is currently coaching the twins' sports teams. We visited last summer and got to see him in action. He was always really good at sports, and he is a great coach. He has such a good temperament for it. We all had fun looking at the little David. Max and Otto were easily able to pick him out, because, as Max said, "he has the same face." He does. Such a sweet face.
Happy birthday, little brother.