I don't know if all kids are this way, but Cal and Clark don't miss a single detail in anything it seems. They remember the clothes that people were wearing at certain times and mimic the movement of all kinds of athletes. This was no different. Lately all sorts of athletes and competitors have been showing up at our house, along with enthusiastic observers. Here are some moments I've captured this past week.
|Three fans cheering for USA hockey at 7am|
|Got some real air there|
|The bobsled course was tough this year.|
|We have pretend metals, but Cal wanted to make some of his own too.|
|Gold metal winner in smoothie drinking!|
|Just to get under my skin-- when the USA women's hockey|
team was playing Sweden, Clark came out
dressed in Sweden's colors.
|Cal practices his figure skating jumps- I believe this is a|
double toe loop.
|Ice dancing getting underway-- they got out mattress pads and I|
let them decorate the "ice" with Olympic rings made of Sharpie.
|And now skating from the United States of America...|
|Calvin and his cross-dressing brother Clark!|
|Delightfully choreographed routine|
|Aaaand... the finish|
|Speed skating! Made the bibs from newsprint|
|This speed skating track is made of mattress pads, old poster paper, and a towel.|
|Short track speed skating ended in a bit of a meltdown.|
|Biathlon! Cross country skis and a gun on his back|
|gun= Wii steering wheel and foam sword stuck down his shirt|
|Ready to hit the trail|
|And another contestant ready to ride|
|same gun situation|
|Shooting at the target- target is upside down bucket of gears,|
bullet is a battery that comes out of the wheel in slow motion
|The course, designed by Cal, and including a|
penalty lap, is made of gears and t-shirts
rolled up, and a sword and pajamas
|All kinds of hockey gold metal games have been played... |
they are much more dramatic than the hockey that happens here
once a day-- more slow motion replays.