Idaho is hosting the Special Olympics World Winter Games this week. Last night our girls performed with their Irish Dance Academy as part of the entertainment. It was freezing cold and they performed outdoors, but it was worth it. They did have a warm room to wait in and the dancers all received one of the Olympic scarves made by people all over the world for the athletes of these games. So many were donated that all the entertainers got to have one. The audience was great and the atmosphere was fun and festive.
Below is a photo of our girls with some of their friends sitting on a block of carved ice with the Special Olympics symbol on it. Brrrr! I couldn't imagine sitting on that ice in that cold cold weather, but they had just gotten done dancing and said it wasn't bad. Our girls are the ones standing on either side of the sculpture.
This is the torch that's burning during the duration of the games. It's pretty exciting to have the games here in Idaho. All of the events are free to attend. GO USA!!!