The Local Olympics

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.

b Race

The floor exercises were my favorite event.

b Backbends

The somersaults were exciting.

b Sommersaults

b Gymnastics

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.

b Pommel Horse

Owen lost two points for not having his feet off the ground in this event. I like the upside-down smile.

b Headstands

This was the running, leaping, and spinning in the air routine. Jennifer may have taken the gold with this one.

b Leaping

b Airborn Owen

b Running

As you might imagine, the equestrian events were exhausting to watch.

b Owen Balancing on Horse

I called this the yoga horse.

b Yoga Horse

Equestrian was Cam’s favorite event.
b Cam the Equestrian

b A Fine Mare

b Equestrian

The aquatics event only had one contestant.
b Women's Aquatic Event

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.

b Cam Helping Baba Yaga Vacuum

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.

b Raspberry Blueberry Tart

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.

17 thoughts on “The Local Olympics

    • Dinata Misovec August 20, 2016 / 11:28 pm

      It was fun. Jennifer had worked up a sweat with dressage and that is why she walked through the kiddie pool to cool down.


  1. Frank Wilmer August 21, 2016 / 8:30 am

    I loved the whole blog…olympics, tart, new SHOES!

    Jennifer and George remind me of Kimberton parents where our kids went to school. Then Jennifer’s blue hair blew me away!

    Sent from my iPad



    • Dinata Misovec August 27, 2016 / 12:34 am

      I could not believe the hair when I first saw it. Jennifer has always been a conservative dresser and did not pay too much attention to her hair.


  2. Frank Wilmer August 21, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    hi again..when Jennifer did that thing making a tripod, I forgot all about that! I am about to try it a after a million years….wish me luck!

    Sent from my iPad



  3. davekingsbury August 22, 2016 / 7:21 am

    Lovely! Have you ever read Russell Hoban’s ‘Captain Najork’ book? Right up your street, I bet, and the pictures by Quentin Blake are wonderful …


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