As I mentioned before, we enjoy the Olympics. If you have been reading our blog for longer than the past two years, you might recall that nearly every summer, we compete in our Supercinskiad games. Most of our games the first five times were board games, word games, and card games, except for leg wrestling. The Supercinskiad was not held last year as I was too busy nesting for a new baby to stop and play games. This year, we decided to make it more for the big kids to enjoy, and I think it was a blast. The kids got really into it, and even made flags for themselves. Sugar’s got ripped up by Speedy, but she was a good sport about it.
It was a grueling day of competition, but the athletes handled it well. The day started off with track and field shortly after breakfast before it got too hot. The first competition was hurdles… maybe 10 meters? Bud’s longer legs helped him secure an easy gold medal.
Then we headed to the park for some more games. Long jump came first with each competitor getting three attempts. We had watched highlights from long jump the day before, but Thomas gave the kids some pointers. My husband is awesome.
Check out the height Bud got on his last attempt! Again, Bud’s longer legs secured him the gold.
Afterward, we attempted some javelin throws with an old tent pole. Hilarious. Bud triumphed once again.
Check out the “javalin” right in front of Sugar.
Then we combined discus and shot put into a ball toss. Bud won, again.
Next the kids did a short distance sprint across the basketball court. It was a very close race with Sugar right on his heels, but Bud managed to secure victory in all three heats. The last track and field event was a longer run, about 400 meters, which Bud accomplished, but Sugar chose not to finish. It was really hot.
At home, we fed and hydrated our athletes, put Speedy down for a nap, and the gymnastics competition was underway. First was floor routine (super cute), followed by balance beam. Sugar managed to secure the gold in floor, but they both tied scores in beam. It was too hard to judge.
After lunch, the games continued at the pool. We had several short swims to Mommy, which Sugar won all but one heat. (She has turned into a little fish this summer!) Sugar won all the swim races except for the back float contest, which Bud was able to float the longest.
It was a lot of fun and I hope we get to do it again next year!