After all is said and done...we DID manage to have lots of fun. Not wanting to wait around for the awards ceremony, we quickly packed up our shovels, threw away our "special effect," hung our heads down low, and walked away in defeat...discussing what we could have done to avoid the catastrophe and what we will do better next year. After we arrived home, we get a surprising phone call from a friend who was also participating in the contest and did stick around for the awards ceremony. We soon found out that WE WON! We didn't win the grand prize...but we did come in 3rd place for Best Sand Sculpting Idea! We will be picking up our trophy next week and will proudly put it on display right next to our gingerbread house trophy. Watch out Michelangelo, you're not the only one who can sculpt!