Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Icy Fun

On Saturday we took our Sizemore four down to Holland for the ice sculpting competition. What a neat, free, entertaining family activity! It was fascinating to watch the carvers! They each had different techniques and tools. It was magical to see them carve such cool creatures out of big ol' blocks of ice! Quin didn't like it when they used the chain saws - 'too loud', but liked it when they used their little drills and sanders. They even use irons.

There were a lot of fish and birds. This dragon was different and looked like a lot of work!
Quin loved this eagle! It was very cold out, but the sun was shining, and added beautiful light reflections to the different ice sculptures.
My only complaint was that they didn't close the main street down, so it was VERY crowded! It was difficult to get the strollers through the crowds that gathered behind each sculpture/carver. It was even more difficult to get pictures of them because there were so many people walking in front of them.

This was our favorite fish (plus it was on the large corner giving us lots of room for a picture op).
The Apothecary Shop had a family of four Eskimos carved for people to stop at for pictures. If our kids were a little bit older, it would have been cute to get their pictures all at once. Hopefully there will be more interactive sculptures in the future - cute idea!
If you know me at all, you know that I HATE the cold and winter. I do have to say though - if you can't beat it, why not join it! We had a lot of fun watching all of the events!

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