Upon arriving to the festival, and spending a solid 10 minutes applying snow gear to my children in the back of our van, it did not take long for Mother Nature to cheerfully ram those bold words right back down my throat. We admired some lovely ice sculptures for approximately 4 minutes before the kids all started losing it, despite multiple tiers of protective clothing. I fully admit to being the first in our small but brave group to say, "Ok, I've had enough...who's ready for lunch?!?" And off we went to a nearby burger joint.
We spent a mere 4.82 minutes marveling at the ice sculptures, about 23.92 minutes bundling and then de-bundling our children, and then about an hour and a half in the (nice and warm) restaurant. It was delightful to relax, enjoy each other's company, and have a (nice and hot) meal while the kids played and enjoyed being out of the house.
Now for our next mission, I suggest a visit to (nice and non-frigid) Florida. Who's with me?!?
|Wedding Cake ice sculpture|
|Unicorn ice sculpture|
|All of our would-be human Popsicle offspring |
in front of the dinosaur ice sculpture
|We saw one team of people working on their sculpture as we were passing by (quickly) to the warming tent|
|Pennies frozen in the ice sculpture by the bank. Funny, guys.|
|Liesl and Ava with their buddy S1. **|
(Can you hear them saying, "THANK YOU MOMMY, for letting us come inside!!!!")
|S2 and O1--the babies in the group.|
|O1 and his parents (and a sibling on the way!)|