Friday we had a family olympics planned in honor of the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics (I know I am really far behind in posting). Pagosa Springs High School has a beautiful all-weather track. It was a great morning for a race. After getting things set up a few of the adults had a 100 mtr run/race (we are too competitive to just run). I could not believe how out of breath I was. Silly attitude. Remind me to never run a race at a higher than 700 foot altitude.
We had the kids march down the track like they do at the opening ceremonies.
Our field events consisted of: Shot put (with the dodge balls from a few nights earlier); Javelin Throw (with Red Vine’s); Discus (with the smaller black intertubes from tubing – yea the ones Kari and though we could ride down on); and Long Jump.
I was positioned at long jump so I didn’t get many pictures of the other events. Feel free to jump down to the bottom, because I figured all the nephews and nieces deserved their moment of fame – plus some we so cute with their jumps and some were lets say just a bit determined.
Thursday night my dad wanted to challenge Brett to a race since he and my mom were leaving first things Friday morning. Here are a couple of pictures of the race. (My dad has a stress fracture on his foot – that is the reason for the boot) I think you can see where we all got our competitiveness from.
The next events on Friday were the running races. We had a 50 and 100 yard dash. 400m run and a family 4×100 relay. Everyone did great.
We had our own photo finish – reminds me a lot of the 100 meter Olympic Trials 3/4th place finish.
Brett had “his races”. He did great.
From the looks at our rental I’d say we had a great time in Colorado.
Friday afternoon the sister had sometime to take some pictures together. It has been 4 years since we have all been together. Lots of fun to take pictures together. Sure love my sisters.
Friday afternoon/evening was spent in the local ER with Owen as we tried to get help for his pain.
Saturday we drove back to Denver and had lunch with my 93-year-old grandparents. They are amazing examples of greatness.
Sunday we headed back to WA. So much fun – See all you Sherwood’s in 2014.