One kindergartner happily joined in a winter singalong with the rest of the kids at her West Des Moines elementary school when she got the surprise of a lifetime.
Six-year-old Olivia Grubbs had no idea her soldier dad was hiding with her little sister, four-year-old Lilliana, only feet away.
Once Olivia saw him, she can't believe her daddy was home from where after being stationed in Hawaii.
He asked her: "Did I surprise you?" She of course nodded.
It's a holiday surprise she'll never forget.