My neighbor had the idea of doing an Olympic party for our kids.
A couple others of us threw in some ideas and this is what it became.
We kicked off our olympic games by making family flags for the opening ceremonies. Everyone marched into the arena proudly bearing their colors. (A few of the older boys thought this was lame but didn't mind carrying the torch even though, as he pointed out, it was not real fire.)
Let the 2012 Olympic Games commence!
With water balloons.
We thought letting young children, with undeveloped aiming skills, throw a heavy metal ball might not be the best idea. A disclaimer--the targets were volunteers, willingly subjecting themselves to whatever might ensue. And let me tell you the competitors did not stay this calm for long.
Balance beam and fencing.
Somehow became one event.
Our games wrapped up with Olympic-themed snacks.
Cute cupcakes and star-shaped slices of watermelon.
Because we are all winners, right!
I thought they were going to put up one finger for #1 but they put up two.
For peace, I guess. Way to go, kiddos.
Gold medals go to Jess and Chris, too, for all the hard work they put into the
2012 Woodleaf Olympics!