every year we do a “cheney family olympics”. we flip flop holidays with our families, so one year we do the olympics the day after thanksgiving, the next year is the day after christmas. this years olympics were just after thanksgiving when we were down south with sean’s family.
we split our huge group into two teams, trying to keep them as even as possible, splitting up couples for better competition ;) we also come up with super random team names. this year’s teams were “team awesome” and “team xtreme purple cobra ponies”. we had a lot of teenagers on that team ;)
this is the first year we had rain, so we had to start with our opening ceremonies in the living room. we always begin with the national anthem (its hilarious), and then warm up stretches, which involve moves like finger flexing and nose wiggling.
all of our games are non-traditional, mostly made up or borrowed ideas. this was the chair fling, where the contestants would fling folded pieces of paper onto a table top from a rubber band hooked on chair legs.
classic hot potato
the cheetos toss: one team member sat in a chair with a shower cap topped with shaving cream. the other team member tossed cheetos on top. the team with the most cheetos wins.
the kids wearing the shaving cream hats got into a shaving cream fight, so this naturally lead to the next event: polar bearing in an icy pool! whoever lasts the longest wins.
free throw tossing
log roll balancing
and the swing long jump.
we also played “name that tune” and a few other games.
it is always so much fun! it is the highlight of the holidays for my whole family.
here are some olympics from years past: