Several weeks ago our nephew turned 12 - and of course there was a party to celebrate. I had forgotten how old 12 is ... until he walked in and we all yelled "surprise" ... and he spoke. It's amazing how quickly the male voice can change! Here are some highlights from the celebration.
Seeing how strong Alex is. Wow - what huge muscles - he's strong enough to pick up Josh! ^_^
Finally it was time to open gifts - which of course included a million dollar bill. Excuse Uncle Aaron's hand swooping in to grab it "for safe keeping" until it was time to pay for college.
Safety first! Our gift was a helmet, 'cause we've heard he's been riding a friend's ATV without one. Or at least, that was the cover story. The real reason came later.
The boys went on a scavenger hunt to find the big gift - the one from his Dad.
And finally the big reveal - a four wheeler of his own! And boy, was he ever psyched!
Finally he was convinced to come inside long enough for cake and ice cream...
...And a song.
But then everyone went back out to play with the new toy. Pics and videos of that to come later.
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