Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Carpenter Olympics & The Opening Ceremonies

The 2016 Olympics in Rio are underway and the Carpenters have a bad case of Olympics fever!  ;)

Four years ago, Wade planned the Carpenter Olympics during the opening ceremonies, and it was so fun!  We decided to do it again this year.  Look how little these babies were 4 years ago!

Man, how time flies!

This year, we had the best time!  I sure do miss my babies being babies, but having big kids is a whole new kind of fun!

Daddy carried in the Olympic Torch (aka grill lighter) to start the games  ;)
 I read the history of the Olympics off of our Veritas Press cards.  (There may have been grumbling from the participants, but it did not deter me from seizing the opportunity to sneak in a little education.  Ha!)
 Go U.S.A.!
 Rio 2016
 I live with a bunch of crazies.  ;)
 The first event was table tennis (bouncing a ping pong ball into cups of colored water).  The orange in the middle was worth 3 points, the green on either side was worth 2 points, the blue corners were worth 1 point, and the red in front of and behind the orange was worth -1 point.  Good times! 

 Clayton won the first event, and the boys got to choose (in order of where they placed) a prize from the dollar store.
I asked them to pose with their prizes, and Clayton took the opportunity to bite his "medal."  He cracks me up!
 Next we had the discus event (with paper plates).  Drew was the big winner.  :)

In honor of golf returning as an Olympic event this year, we had a putting competition.  Owen started us off and ended up smoking us all!  Almost every ball went into the middle cup/hole.  I said, "Whoa!  Owen, we should get you in golf lessons."   He immediately replied, "Nah.  I already know how to play."  ;)

 My golf by correspondence instructor would be so proud!  ;)

Next up was the javelin using a pool noodle.
 Daddy was serious about watching for foot fouls!

Drew ended up winning the javelin as well.  It was a fun family night to start off the Olympics!  Go Team USA!  Looking forward to many gold medals for our Olympians!