Monday, July 30, 2012

Citius, Altius, Fortius

Higher. Faster. Stronger.

Is anyone else ridiculously excited about the Olympics? I had forgotten how much I enjoy watching them until they began again last weekend. I think it's amazing that hundreds of countries (205 to be exact) are willing to put aside differences for a few weeks and come together to challenge themselves and celebrate the best athletes each country has to offer. Yes, it's a competition. But it's also an opportunity to find common ground.

We celebrated the opening ceremonies on Friday by having our own Olympic competition. He had five events:

(Yes, those are balloons)

100 inch dash 
(These were our decorated racers that went over a lemon that we had to "poke" across the table and back)

(It's harder to throw a toothpick than you might think)

(Okay, this was a stretch. Have you ever played the game where you have to wear ski gloves and try to open a candy bar with a spoon and knife? That's what we did. How is that boxing? There was a BOX of candy, and there were GLOVES involved. Told you it was a stretch. It was also one of those moments where Graham and I realized we had very different ideas of how a childhood game that "everybody knows" is supposed to work.)

and basketball...which I didn't get pictures of because I was trying to take care of Will and I forgot. Oops.

It was absolutely ridiculous, but so fun! I think it's going to have to be a tradition during the Olympics. Maybe next time I'll make medals and everyone can come up with a personal anthem that we can play if they win. Hmmm...possibilities.

Oh, and for extra fun, here's a recent picture of Will to finish the post.
 Why did I choose this picture, which is pretty mediocre photography? Because it's proof that Graham and I had to put him in a 9 month sleeper last week for the first time because he's growing like a weed! See...
 Love that boy!

Let the OLYMPICS begin!

1 comment:

Robyn said...

I had a great time! I would love to do it again!