I scored a great ticket to the Barton Olympics and had a front-row seat for multiple events. I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t know very much about some of the events and can’t tell you what was going on.
Here is the start of a race but, I don’t remember how many meters it was. I didn’t hear the starter say “BANG” either.
The floor exercises were my favorite event.
The somersaults were exciting.
Here is a pommel horse stunt I did not see on television this week. Owen did a fine leap over the pommel horse while Cam crawled underneath. The pommel horse survived by telling Owen to put his hands on her back and to leapfrog over, and not to jump up and land with his feet.
Owen lost two points for not having his feet off the ground in this event. I like the upside-down smile.
This was the running, leaping, and spinning in the air routine. Jennifer may have taken the gold with this one.
As you might imagine, the equestrian events were exhausting to watch.
I called this the yoga horse.
I got my own workout yesterday. I offered to run the vacuum cleaner. Cam wanted to help. He loves to vacuum. Little did I realize, though, that Cam’s idea of helping is to ride on my hip and hold the power cord out of the way. I couldn’t do it. So I told him to stand on my foot and wrap one arm around my leg. That kid is heavy! Jennifer got a big laugh out of it and took pictures of my struggle. I could not finish the job.
I don’t know why I got the notion to make a fresh fruit tart. I’ve never made one before. Maybe it was the display of raspberries and blueberries in the grocery store. I bought a tart pan when we shopped for groceries. I chose the Paula Deen recipe from the web.
My crust was extra thick because the recipe was for a 12-inch pan and I bought a nine-inch pan, the only size in the store. The glaze was nasty when I tested it with my finger at the stove but, was delicious on the finished product. I’ve never seen a spiral decoration on a tart and was quite proud of it.