Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kick-off to the Olympics

 Our family is counting down the days to the start of the much anticipated summer Olympics!
  We are super excited over here, and have already marked our schedules so we don't miss any of our favorite events. Corban is really looking forward to the swimming this year and I always love watching the gymnastics. 
I also secretly LOVE the fact that there will be something worth while for the kids to watch on television over the next two weeks;)
 So today, the kids and I had our own little kick-off to the summer games. 
We started it off with a "Breakfast for Champions"!
Well, I'm not sure if champions actually eat colored pancakes for breakfast or not, but worked for us;) The kids thought it was cool,  and as we ate we talked about the olympic rings and what each color represented.
We all learned a little something new;)
 Then it was time for us to go outside for the passing of the Olympic torch. 
Everyone took turns running up and down the street with the "flaming" torch and then passed it on to the next person to carry.
 Then it was back inside to play some of our own variations of fun Olympic sports!
Table Ice Cube Hockey was a HIT...
But so was the ultimate cup stacking competition;)
Soon it was time to pull out the crafts and get a little messy;)
The little ones enjoyed painting their own version of the Olympic rings, while the big boys created some cool Americana stationary. 
Who knew that cut up toilet paper rolls and a little paint would keep everyone busy for over and hour?!?!
For lunch, we decided to eat two different foods that represented the two countries which make up our family. We had a good ole pepperoni pizza with a side of...get ready...
chicken fried rice-HA!
I know...what a combination, right;)
And with that...the Bruce family Olympic games came to a close.
We played one last game as we took turns extinguishing the flaming torch.
The kids had to see who could stand the furthest away and still blow out the burning candle. 
These pictures make me laugh!
We've definitely got some pretty strong lungs in this house;)
I hope y'all are looking forward to the Olympics as much as we are!
GO TEAM USA!!!!!!!


Love Being A Nonny said...

OK, I stand in complete AWE of you and the things you do with your children. Absolutely amazing!

Meg said...

You are adorable! Love all of your creative ideas and your precious children are gorgeous as can be! What a fantabulous momma you are!!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute idea!

Kari said...

You seriously have the craftiest ideas! Everyday!! Do you ever sleep? Very cute :)

Kari said...

You seriously have the craftiest ideas! Everyday!! Do you ever sleep? So cute :)

Kelley said...

I loved reading your post! You have the best ideas! I can't wait to watch the Olympics either.

Brian & Ashley said...

Love, love, love Addy-Kate's pillowcase dress!! We can't wait for the Olympics, also.

Dash Interiors said...

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Love Being A Nonny said...


It was so good to see you last week! You and your children are as adorable in person as you are on your blog!!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Your family is always so busy! I love it!