Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Baby, it's cold outside

Day three finds us in frigid Antarctica


"Welcome to Antarctica we hope you like your stay"

We received an energetic greeting from a cute little singing and dancing Eskimo.
Everyone was absolutely frostbitten stepping off the ship into the frozen wasteland of Antarctica. Our little guide hustled us inside and helped to dress us all in more appropriate clothes.
Dressing for the climate

Our little snow bunnies
Ice Fishing




The fish weren't biting...

...but we were able to save some arctic animals and...

...one grateful lady who had fallen through the ice!

Toboggan Races

Let the races begin!

This is serious competition...

...and not for the faint of heart!

"The faint of heart"


Singles race

The photographer got creamed right after this picture was taken!

The slowest heat of the singles race

If his hair is any indication, this was the fastest heat in the singles race!

Our toboggans were made from a sheet of cardboard. At the top it was sandwiched between two slats of wood and a nylon rope was insereted through holes drilled in the wood.
(Great instructions, right!)


Igloo Building

We were able to receive some hands on instruction in the fine art of igloo building.


Sugar cubes and royal icing igloos

Master igloo maker



Danii flunks igloo making 101.
 Construction workers are not allowed to eat the building materials!

It's a blizzard buffet
Since we are dining in the frozen wasteland it seemed appropriate to have an all white lunch and an igloo cake.

Our blizzard buffet included white mac & cheese, egg salad sandwiches on white bread,
white cheese sandwiches on white bread, boiled eggs, cauliflower and ranch dip, igloo cake and white milk.

Igloo cake

Snowball fight!
It's hard to find snow when it's 90 degrees out, so in a pinch marshmallows work great. We divided up in teams but soon it was a free-for-all.



The mom's brought out the Super-sized snowballs!



Merrill turned into a marshmallow bully.
So his aunties had his mom trick him into coming inside.

Then they attacked!

He deserved it but it took at least three hair washings to get them completely out.

We'll we better get back on board the Luvlee Lady. We're off to England and it's quite a jaunt!


Gramma Luvlee

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11 comments:

  1. A snow party in the Summer is such a fun idea!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

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  2. You look like so much fun. This is such a creative, fun idea. Love it. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  3. How fun! You had so many fantastic ideas!:)

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  4. So fun! You're lucky no one got frostbite:)

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  5. Can I come to your house!? Love this one too.
    xoxo
    Heather

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  6. Those toboggan races look like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  7. Fun party idea with all the projects! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

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  8. What a great idea....in England we have to do a reverse theme though...we go out in the cold and pretend it's summer...seriously, it's May and Spring and 4 degrees outside right now. I'm surprised the plants haven't dived underground again.

    Love the snow theme though and really cool activities for the kids. Awesome fun.

    If you have time, I would love it if you could share them at my festival of the outdoors link up.

    http://craftbotics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/festival-fever-week-3.html

    Rosie xx

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  9. What a fun idea! I love the spread!

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  10. Hey lady! I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and snag a button!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/05/lovely-features-4.html#more

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