Frist Annual Scottsdale Polar Bear Swim

 With Monday being a holiday we had a chance to continue to ring in the New Year in new ways.  Max's sister's boyfriend was doing a polar bear swim in California and Hailey was inspired to do one too!
 She convinced Max to race her and the little girls did a half dip across the short end of the pool.
 Brrrrrr.
 The thermometer says the pool is 53 degrees.  
 Victory!  Siri took a victory swim to Hailey.  Go crazy polar bears!!!
 I had planned to sample cheese from around the world on New Year's Eve but we were all too stuffed.  New Year's Day proved to be another day of gluttony, so we had to wait until Monday to have our taste test of new cheeses.

Manchego from Spain is a staple and the kids would pick it above all else but were very interested to try all the new cheeses.
Nana chose the Windsor Red from England.
Karlie liked the Brie from France.
Pops, Max and Katie liked the Blueberry Fayre from Britain best.
Kaitlin and Hailey chose the Gouda from Holland as their pick.
The very strong Gorgonzola from Italy took last place.

It was another fun day of food, family and festivities.  2012 got off to a great start!

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