Winter time is a rough time of the year for your girl Allison. My anxiety is off the charts high. Mirah has struggles with her hands and circulation due to the cold, and Lucas can’t run around outside as much as he would like to, due to all the snow!
So the Ice Castles are a good chance to have fun, and celebrate the ice and snow, rather than hate on it.
We bundled up in our snow clothes, everyone had a million layers on, picked up Grandma and Grandpa Pippy, and made the 45 minute drive out to Midway.
We were all very excited to be there!
Grandma and Grandpa being so funny and cute.
Remember, the lighting is VERY challenging there, so getting photos that look good is tough. Still, it was so beautful. It is a place you want to sit down and just enjoy the view. BUT there are so many people, and so few benches, sitting very long is not really an option.
Our favorite part of course were the slides.
Here we are, going down the first one!
After that we stopped for photos!!
My little devil red eyed children, love each other, sort of.
Look at these little love birds.
We went through the caves of ice, exploring and laughing and falling all the time. We even found an ice window.
The Ice thrown.
An Ice Cave.
Then we found a little room, with nothing but a tiny ice chair in it.
The kids climbed through and ice tunnel I could not fit through, and so I had to run out and find them here, on the ground, blocking the exit.
Mirah posing next to the Ice Light Wall.
Lucas showing me his new best friend. This chunk of ice, that I tired to get him to drop…which he finally did after much begging.
Mirah is on the ground here.
Then we climbed another ramp, to go down the BIG slide.
I put the kids in jail first.
Dad got stuck in there too.
We went down twice. Grandma even took a ride!
We tried to get a picture with Grandma and Grandpa and the kids…
We did get this one:
It started to snow, and we were hungry so it was time to go.
Lucas found another icicle friend he tried to liberate from the park. But he left it, after I explained that it would melt in the car, and therefore was not allowed in the car.
We went to dinner at DAIRY KEEN!!
Dad was in his element. You can’t tell, but he was really happy.
Dad got a sensible salad, and mom got a cheesy grilled cheese.
Lucas and Mirah loved Dairy Keen. Lucas said it was his favorite part of the night. They had train sets, and a lego table, and they even got some ice cream.
PLUS in their kids meals they got plastic bats that they could hit each other with…
Really the whole night was a big W.