Last Sunday, my nephew Scotty turned 13. My sister, Gail, now officially has three teenagers at home. Which may explain her generosity in lending one of them out as my kids' rental brother.
Really, though, this relationship has been going on for years. Scotty is somewhere between a regular cousin and a big brother. I treasure every season that goes by in which this connection perseveres.
We found several fun spots to slide.
Threw a few snowballs...
And made all kinds of snow creatures.
A great day, and great satisfaction in taking advantage of what is in our own backyard!