No Olympic games are ever complete without putting a set of your own games on at home. I remember creating my own games when I was a little kid and I want my kids to have the same kind of fun. This time though, instead of the adults sitting on the sidelines theygot to participate too (they might have just thought they were coming over for a barbecue ;)). First, we made the gold medals from some gold circles and fun colored pipe cleaners.
Then we made the list of games: The Spoon Race, The Relay Race, The Standing Long Jump, The 3 Legged Race, The Bean Bag Toss (Shot Put Style).
While the Heinze family put their all into it, I have to say the Zieres took it home. I credit their wins to little Haley, she is quite the spitfire when it comes to competition. The Heinzes did totally take the standing long jump, so at least we left with something.
To top it off the kids all got some gold medals for their effort in the games. This was the perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon.