Thursday, March 3, 2011

A weekend full of MN Fun

We spent last weekend outside.  It was a cold weekend here, but that didn't stop us.

On Saturday, Zachary was in a snowboard competition at Andes Ski Hill.  Here are some pictures from the day.  

On Sunday, we made our way out to Lake Darling and Ryan and Grace jumped in the hole that was cut through the ice.  They participated in the Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for The Special Olympics.  We were so proud of her.  Last year she went as a spectator and has been saying since then that she was going to be a "jumper" next year.  She didn't forget!  I'm thankful for her brave and awesome daddy to jump with her, because I'm not sure this mom could do it!  Thanks to all you sponsors - you made one little girl happy.  One of Grace's languages of love is "giving" and she thought it was really neat to see all of you give to this cause by sponsoring her - so thank you for making her day along with giving to the Special Olympics.

Here are some pictures.  I'm not sure if Grace really understood what it would feel like to jump into a frozen lake (sheer craziness in my mind) - and her face shows it!  But, she has not said she would never do it again and keeps saying, "well, it was soooo cold, but for a good cause"  Gotta love that girlie.

Here they are before the big "jump"

Still Smiling ... getting ready to jump in

Not so sure about this ...

Running to the hot tub!

Ahhh... on our way home to have hot cocoa.