Remember how last year we decided to be super festive with the Slaughters and ride the North Pole Express Train? And remember how the kids loved it but the grown-ups thought it was way over-priced and pretty lame? And now, we laugh about the whole experience…because, you have to laugh about a train ride that advertises that it’s full of Christmas cheer, but really just takes you behind industrial buildings and a Walmart ;).
So, this year, Erika suggested we go to Ice at the Gaylord Texan. Six kids, five degrees, lots of ice, and slides? Yes! Sign us up!
I mean…this is just us in the lobby. C-R-A-Z-Y.
I have two words for you…Ebby Lee.
Before you go in, they give you parkas because it is so COLD! Online it says they keep it at 9 degrees but the employees were telling us 5. Nine, five…I mean, so cold that I was sure I had frostbite. The theme this year was Around the World…which I loved :)!
The ice slide was the biggest hit! The kids went down it approximately 683 times.
See little Ashby and Bowen going down? Sweet three year olds!
Ashby loved it!
There goes Andrew!
Four parents in parkas
The ice sculptures were amazing. Ashby was happy when she found China :).
The kids in the ice sled!
The last thing you see before you leave is the manger scene. The real meaning of Christmas is right there in that manger.
We thawed out and walked through the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort. The Shull five…
…and the Slaughter five.
Our official Ice picture! I mean…we’re a happy, crazy bunch!
We finished off our night with Mexican food! Love this crew so much! Also, please note Ashby’s expression. I’m pretty sure she’s scared of Kensington here and holding on to Bowen for dear life…who looks a little frightened himself ;).
That was Ice!
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