Monday, November 15, 2010

ICE at Gaylord Texan

This weekend we went to Texas to visit my best friend, Amber, and her family. It was seriously like a mini vacation!! We did so much fun stuff and stayed busy the whole time! I took so many pictures that I'm going to have to break this up into several blogs!!

Yesterday before we drove home we went to the ICE show at the Gaylord Texan. The Gaylord is a huge resort and each Christmas they choose a theme and carve huge ice sculptures and slides to walk through and see. This years theme couldn't have been more perfect. It was Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. This happens to be Maddox's FAVORITE movie to watch. Well, he loves ANYTHING Charlie Brown! So we couldn't wait to take him!

Here are my boys all bundled up and ready to go! It was in the 60's in Texas, but we heard when you get to the actual ice exhibit it would be 9 degrees in the rooms!!! Brrrr!! Walking in to the Gaylord Resort. It was already decked out for Christmas!
The Welborn and Hutchinson kiddos!

Saylor and Cruzy!!!

Once we got there they handed out HUGE blue parkas to everyone to wear on top of what you already had. It seemed a little much at first. In fact, we were sweating to death. But they insisted we wear them AND button them up!!

Here we are, in our goofy parkas. Check out rear end!! Hahaha!!! NO, its not that big!! I had my purse and camera under there!! But this picture cracked me up!!

Walking in....everything you see from here on out is ICE!!! Colored ice!! And it was FREEEEEZING!!!!!!
Look at these sweet faces!!

Our hubbies thought it would be SOOOO funny for us to pose next to this sign:/

All sculptures were actual scenes from the movie. As you went from room to room it was like watching the movie. It was so neat!!!

Walking into the slide room:

That little body at the bottom of the slide is Cruz, and NO, he didn't like it one bit!!

Here comes Maddox!!!! That's Jefferson waiting for him at the bottom:

Amber and I couldn't resist it either!! It was so fast!!!

I had to have Cruz pose by Linus. Cruz reminds me of Linus, he looks like him, sucks his fingers like him, and has a blankie like him. And as soon as we put him next to him Cruz reached out for Linus' blankey...TOO CUTE!!


Family photo!!

Cruz was happy to see the end, he didn't enjoy it too much!!

An ice cave led to one last room.....

It was the Nativity Scene...a loud speaker was telling the Christmas Story!

Merry Christmas!!!! I bought the kids each a doll....Cruz got Linus and Maddox got Charlie Brown. They loved on them all the way home:

Stay tuned for lots more from our Texas trip!!!!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

OH my gosh!!! These are adorable! LOVE the blue coats! HEHE!!!

Glad you had fun! Ya'lls families are too presh together!