Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shrek The Halls

We don't participate in Black Friday in this house. I don't even like to go to the mall on the weekends. So parking and fighting the crowds at an unspeakable hour of the morning sounds terrible.

Instead, we all slept in and leisurely got ready to drive out to Grapevine to the Gaylord Texan to see the ICE sculptures. With a quick stop at Panera for breakfast we were on our way. We have been told by friends that this frozen exhibit is a "must-see" at the holidays. We didn't want to attempt this last year with such a tiny baby, but thought Kennedy might enjoy it this year.

The theme was Shrek The Halls and featured TWO MILLION POUNDS of ice that had been carved into different characters and scenes from the show. It was incredible!

Incredible and freezing. Obviously, I knew this would be the case. We're going to look at ice carvings. But y'all, it was so cold. 9 degrees to be exact. They hand out big parkas for everyone to wear as they walk through the exhibit. We had Kennedy bundled within an inch of her life and she never seemed to be bothered by the cold temps. Big Poppa tried to send her down the ice slide, but she's too small to go alone and they wouldn't let him go on it with her. 

We also had a great time thawing out and walking around the Gaylord. Its such a beautiful resort and they really know how to do a Texas sized Christmas. Kennedy loved looking at all the lights and decorations. We spent the rest of the afternoon strolling downtown Grapevine and found a winery to have lunch at. Lunch at a winery, twist my arm. 

Bundle up, little lady.  

That's a lotta ice. 

Big Poppa and Grammyflash in front of the big ice Shrek. 

Pinocchio, one of my favorites.  

The luge. No high heels or babies allowed.   

Frozen Shrek family. Apparently there are Shrek babies now. I think I must have missed a Shrek movie or 2.  

 My kind of reindeer. 

Obligatory photo opp. 

Dancer and Blitzin. However, Blitzin was missing something...

Bliztin was missing one of these. Don't worry, I found it for him. 

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