craigie is my favoritest brother in the whole world. (okay, fine...and my only brother). but he is the greatest. he's super fun & silly & just an all around great kid. (he's been living in brooklyn for just over a year now, and we miss him terribly).
i've always envied his position as the "funny bone" of the family - (craig is super funny for those that have never hung out with him), his ability to eat any & every thing and not gain a single ounce, and the dirty 'stash he sported for a brief period.
you can tell craig & i were definitely cut from the same cloth (besides looking alike). craig & i both could spend countless hours watching movies....which we did (and still do). and we both would get in trouble for "spending too much time in our rooms and not with the family" (me with a book, craig prolly hacking someone's computer). and of course, our fondness for our blankies (and if you catch either of us at the right moment, you still might see the tongue sticking out and the dazed, blankie-look in our eyes).
one of my favorite craigie-bonding moments was when he was working for an insurance company and had to drive around and take pictures of the insured houses. one sunny, fall day i went with him and we drove around genesee county in his little pick up, just talking & enjoying the fall day. (i was also secretly plotting how i could get him to drive past "mr. mcgrath's" house without him becoming suspicious - only cer & lyx knew about the crush at that time).
and marla, lyndsay and i will always remember little craigie coming into our room (yes, the 3 of us shared a room at one point) every morning when we were little, in his little tighty whiteys, scratching his tush, and saying good morning.
love you to pieces mitchell craig pierce memorial the second. have a wonderful, happy birthday!!