As the Olympics began, I had Jackson carry the torch and receive a medal so he could feel connected to the games. These are in fact his first Olympics, so we should celebrate.
And after watching only a week of the Olympics I realize that my children are Olympians...Jackson competes in 3 events....
1. The Clean Laundry Toss - this event requires the athlete to quickly gather freshly folded, clean laundry, run to the top of the stairs and launch it over before being caught by a parental unit...Jackson Evans is competing for the gold
|One of Blake's toys|
|The bottom of our stairs...this took less than 3 minutes|
2. Sleep Stalling - this event is clearly a marathon and demands more than just physical prowess. The competitor must also have extreme stamina in order to wear down and outlast the competition.
|Here is Jackson with his face against the video monitor in his room...announcing that he is not sleeping|
3. Shopping Cart Dash - 100 meters of all out sprinting while pushing a shopping cart. You may think this looks strange, imagine being my neighbor and watching the daily training sessions! I yell out "supermarket sweepstakes" and Jackson takes off running. The best part is he can push my wine in his cart while we walk through the neighborhood.
Blake only competes in one individual event. Bubble Blowing - unfortunately he didn't take any medals in this category; he lost his concentration when a stuffed owl caught his eye. I really think it had something to do with him being so exhausted from all the "doping" allegations. His 19 pounds is "Au natural" baby!
|He doesn't seem to mind that he lost|
|he got one bubble off before the owl went flying by|
I hope you too are enjoying the Olympics as much as we are. Hopefully your children are winners in their events...
Peak - this isn't a personal peak, but Jackson thought it was tons o fun...which makes me laugh...enjoy it - its the Olympic Swim Team giving us their version of "Call Me Maybe"
Pit - Blake and I did not medal in Synchronized Lunching -
Have a great week,