for the last 3 or 4 years, we have held a “cheney family olympics” either after thanksgiving or christmas, depending on the year (since we switch back and forth between families and holidays).
it is always so much fun! we have some things that we are consistent with every year, and other things we change up.
we always have 2 teams, spouses are divided and the teams are made pretty even with boys and girls and also toddlers, teens, and adults – it is very competitive!
next year we are going to get t shirts for the teams or something so we can more easily identify who is on which team.
we always start in the park across the street from my in-laws’ with our opening ceremonies and the national anthem.
then uncle vito leads us in several very awkward stretching exercises. the one above involved bouncing and arm circles i think…
penalty kicks at the soccer goal
pumpkin rolling contest
swing long jump. he who has the longest legs always wins.
teeter totter log roll – this year we added in the doubles competition
the time game – a timer is set for 3 minutes and each team starts at a marker, walks around, and tries to end at the marker at exactly 3 minutes, by counting on their own
“nerd” shooting (how silas says nerf) – try to hit the target on your teammate’s head
water balloon toss
punkin’ chunkin’ (throwing a pumpkin as far as possible)
name that tune
guys playing tag/tackle football
hair braiding competition
one of the highlights of our year! its so wonderful being part of a fun family!