Saturday, December 24, 2011

ICE 2011

We’ve been to ICE at the Gaylord Texan for at least 3 years now.  And this year may have been my favorite!  They had a Shrek theme and the details are crazy!  They bring in 40 artisans from China to create the ‘winter wonderland’ It’s amazing!  It takes 3 months for them to freeze enough ice for the exhibit.  Blows my mind every year! 

The annual 'blue pictures’.  We carried Hudson last year and even a lot of this year because of the crowds.  It’s so hard to carry a 30 pound baby wearing a coat and a parka while you’re doing the same.  I’m really building up my arm muscles. 


H and J went with us this year too.  Landree adores her cousins!  They are so good about playing with her!  Especially J, she adores him!  And H is so beautiful!  She is 12 y’all!


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They ask you not to touch the ice because it can cause it to melt, but they had a place you could sit in the ‘outhouse’. 

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They have a giant slide room (that was the coldest room of all!) That you can slide down the ice-H and J both took a turn on the slide. 


When we got to the last room we had Mag snap a quick picture-we couldn’t find Mia and Landree (they had already finished-it was too cold)


I have a picture of Maggie with a fire extinguisher from the first year we went.  Just seems kind of funny.

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And one of my favorite parts is that they always have a nativity scene and have the Christmas story being told.  It’s beautiful!


After ICE we headed to eat lunch before we walked around the Gaylord for a little while.  It is so beautiful and a little overwhelming to be honest.  They toy solider and snowman are 3 or 4 stories high. 

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And there are trains everywhere!  Hudson loved watching them go by! 



Santa’s reindeer are everywhere-they are so cute. 


A life-size gingerbread house and a gingerbread village with more trains!



These giant toy soldiers where walking around too.


And we couldn’t leave before we got a balloon.  Hudson got a sword and Landree got a balloon bracelet and bunny.  They both last about as long as we had to wait in line (about 45 minutes)


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