Surprising Uncle Alex

My little brother turns twelve in two weeks. (Man, where have the years gone?) So today we made the 1 1/2 hour trek down to make a surprise visit. He was totally caught off guard, made even more fun by the fact that he didn't know we had a van, so he didn't know who was pulling in his driveway.

We had lunch and cupcakes that Kylie and I made for him (part of keeping our visit a total surprise).

And then we headed to a golf course ~ apparently the "hilliest" spot in his town ~ and enjoyed another afternoon of sledding.

If you are in a laundry basket you may as well go through the "spin cycle."

Caleb was ready to run with the big boys after regaining his equilibrium.
Kylie on the other hand decided to give the tube a try.

And judging from her grin, it would be tough to get it back out of her hands...
In fact, she enjoyed it so much that she wouldn't wait for someone to help her carry it back up. She must have walked back up the hill 50 times!

Caleb gave the boogie board a few runs, but decided to go with what was familiar. He enjoyed himself too!
Especially when he figured out that he could get back to the top without ever getting out of his basket. All he had to do was call, "Ah-wex!" and his uncle was happy to bring him back up the hill.
There may have been a wipe out or two.

Alex, may you always have your sense of fun and adventure! Happy Birthday in a few weeks.


Pam said...

What a fun afternoon!!!!!~

Happy Birthday, Alex!!!!

Sharon said...

Love the laundry basket idea!!

Nancy said...

Looks like an awesome time! Happy birthday, ALex!

Noah said...

kylie must be strong was it fun caleb?

Ally said...

I love the laundry basket! Put to much better use, especially since I have a mountain of laundry to do today. Happy Birthday Alex!

Lilly's Family said...

Looks like fun! My children are so envious of all the snow you northern southerners have received. Praying for your TA!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish we could have been there. All too soon you will know how bad it sucks to miss the fun with your neice and nephew.
Aunt Cici

Grandma Shultz said...

What fun. Happy Birthday, Alexander. Looks like everyone had a great time. Love the laundry basket for Caleb. Kylie, you surely were a big girl to pull your tube back up the hill so many times. Wish I could have been there to watch all the fun.