“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rexburg Snow Fest 2013

Today Rexburg hosted its annual Snow Fest and we were there!  The park is a little over a half mile from our house, so we bundled up and walked over. We were all hot by the time we got there though.  It was 35 degrees today and after surviving -17 degree weather last week, we were all enjoying the heat wave! The park has a natural hill on one side and the city blocked off the road and piled even more snow up on the street to make the sledding run nice and long.  We went there first.  The kids had a blast sledding!  Due to the warmer weather we had some melting so the snow was very wet. I am glad the kids have good snow gear!  The next big event was the Polar Plunge.  The city put in a temporary pool of water which they filled with icy water and then about 40 brave souls took the plunge.  Guess who two of those brave souls were?  None other than Richard and John!  After being lifted on a platform and jumping in, they got 2 minutes in the hot tub to warm back up!  I will post their video in the next post, be sure to see it, its fun!  The little kids did some treasure hunting in a huge pile of snow.  They got to search for gold coins and then exchange them for prizes.  We hit the hot cocoa pavilion a few times.  The kids did the snow ball toss and snow graffiti where they got to build a snow sculpture and then paint it with spray bottles filled with water and food coloring.  We ended the day with a wagon ride around the park and a little more sledding, then we headed home!  It was a great way to spend the day! 

Great snow for a snowball toss!

The polar plunge pool!  They kept adding snow to it   When they checked the temp, it was 35 degrees.

About to take the plunge!

Good news, Lesa met a guy!  He seems nice, although a little cold...

Lovely ladies!

You don't want to know what I told them to say to get this look out of John, trust me, you don't wanna know!

My brave polar plungers!  Nice hats they got eh?  Next year we are considering doing this as a family!

Joseph is laughing because I told him there was a horse bum in his picture!!

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