Ice Art and an Accident

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Every March we go see the World Ice Art Championship that is held here. Sculptors from all over the world (China, Japan, France, Romania, Mongolia, Russia, etc.) come to Fairbanks to enter the competition. I love looking at the detail that can be put in ice. There are abstract and realistic sculptures. Although I have to admit that I am not fond of the abstracts as much as the realistic ones. Here are a few of the sculptures we saw and you can see more of them...just click on the above link. Continue reading at the bottom of the post to hear about Tim's accident there. Alaskan animals in a band.
King Kong

Sea Turtles

Sarah Palin in ice (minus the lipstick!)

This year is Alaska's 50th birthday....50 years of statehood!
After viewing all the ice art Tim wanted to take the kids down the ice slides that are there. I personally never go down them because they scare me! Well, the first time Tim went down he flipped and landed on his face. I realized that something was very wrong when I saw blood pouring from his face. He immediately wanted me to take him home, but when he got up and took off his glove we realized that something was very wrong with his pinky finger. It was going all crooked...going in all the wrong directions. I rushed him to First Care and they cleaned up his face and x-rayed the finger, but then told him that he would have to go to the emergency room. His finger was dislocated and needed to be put back in place. We then went to the ER and waited for him for a long time, but he eventually came out with his finger in a splint that he will need to wear for awhile. He is ok, but we were all a little traumatized by it. He is self conscious about all the scrapes and bruises on his face, but they will heal and he is very lucky that he didn't need any stitches. He thinks he looks horrible, but quite frankly, I don't think it is that bad. But he has taken to calling the two of us, The Beauty and the Beast just because he feels like he looks hideous. Truth be told, the dislocated finger was far freakier looking to me than his face! Thank God, he is ok!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Janna said...

Praying he heals quickly! Looks like a really fun event!