Monday, January 30, 2012

Breckinridge Snow Sculptures

It's pretty fantastic that my sister is so adventurous. On Saturday we drove all the big kids up to Breckinridge to see the Snow sculpture competition. With a little pit stop for lunch. 

 And a long bus ride from our parking spot. There were loads of people there.

This is what the snow looks like before they start. Teams come from all over the world to compete. They work from 7am until 11pm for 4 days carving and shaping. they were all amazing!

 This one was called "Revenge of the Calamari" . It was one of my favorites.

 Across the yard was a big field of snow caves and slides and castles the kids could play on. It was 20 degrees with a little wind. The kids were happy the whole time. They had a ton of fun!

 There was an ice sculpture for every company advertising there. The ice was so clear!

Couldn't resist stopping to see the buffalo on the side of the road on the way home. Cooper was especially excited since he had been studying them in school.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Best Sledding Hill Ever

There is a park at the top of Green Mtn. called Beech park. The hill is insane and the field at the bottom goes on forever. We took two gigantic inter tubes along with our sleds and the kids went wild! They were so tired at the end, the hike up was quite the work out. 

 Summer ate snow the whole time. 
We love having our cousins here and relish every moment we spend with them!