Tuesday, January 1, 2008


We went to Gaylord Palms convention center in Orlando and went to the ICE! exhibit. This holiday attraction is hand-carved from nearly two million pounds of ice and is cooled to a chilly nine degrees. Luckily, they provided oversized winter coats for us to wear. The exhibit included a walk-through igloo, a huge gingerbread candy house, meticulously hand-carved from enormous blocks of colored ice. My favorite was a life-size Nativity carved completely of crystal-clear ice. It was one of the most breathtaking depictions of the birth of Christ. Madeline's favorite were the ice slides.
After the ICE! exhibit, we got free hot chocolate (very much needed) and saw Luninescense-A Christmas Fantasy. It was a live stage show that featured holiday characters and seasonal music. We really enjoyed it. Madeline's favorite were the "princess" dancers. Andrew's favorite part was the aerial drum solo from 20 feet in the air. My favorite part was the hot chocolate.

Andrew's tongue is stuck!

The life size Nativity Scene.

Madeline's favorite: the slide.

We made it to the North Pole!