April 27, 2010

Short Track Speed Skating ~ Improvised!

Our boys, along with some neighbourhood friends, have put together their own version of the Olympic Short Track. Pinecones mark the edges of the corners and instead of ice skates they use roller blades. Oh the inspiration that can come out of hosting the Winter Olympics! It has been a joy to see them use their imaginations in such creative (and active) pursuits. :)


Heather said...

How fun is THAT!? :)

Wanting What I Have said...

That is AWESOME!!!

His bondservant said...

Oh, to be that fit once again! That looks like such fun. I am always amazed at the things my children come up with too.

God bless,

Lady Farmer said...

Ahh youth! Wish I had the exhuberance! (I just think of me falling on that pavement! Ouch! I don't like pain~it hurts me! :~D)
So nice to see kids playing outside instead of always in at the computer or tv! They look like they are having so much fun!


Sharon said...

How fun Camille! I just had to show Michael and he thought it was great! Good thinking boys!

Have a blessed day sweetie!


Trisha said...

This looks like great fun! I don't think it would work too well on dirt roads though, huh? :)

Cinnamon said...

Now that *is* creative! I think I'll show my kids that~

Thanks for sharing~


Camille said...

Heather ~ I just had to get pictures...they involved a few other boys on the street ~ fun times! :)

J ~ What they won't think of hey? Just wait...your little man has more in store! ;-)

Jackie ~ I agree...to be fit once again would be wonderful! LOL...I remember thinking how "out of shape" I was...hmmmm...now I realise the truth! :)

Raeann ~ Oh yes...the fear of falling I can relate to! They were going quickly and it had me cringing too...I am amazed at how few injuries they have!

Sharon ~ So glad your Michael enjoyed seeing this...they really are "all boy"! All three of them! Thanks for your encouraging words! :)

Trisha ~ I definitely wouldn't encourage it to be attempted on a dirt road! :)

Cinnamon ~ Your kids are a creative bunch...have they done something similar? :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Camille, I really like the skating track idea....it could become part of the summer Olympics!

Heather E

Camille said...

LOL Heather! I will have to tell them you approve...they will like that! :) It's lovely to "hear" from you. Have a wonderful evening!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That looks so fun and like great exercise, too!

Renata said...

Hi Camille
That just looks like so much fun! I would love to join in - although I'd be guaranteed to break something!
The olympics has inspired so much here as well - it's a great opportunity for the kids to learn about different sports (some of which are not even done over here!)
I just want to add that I really like your blog template - the prettiest one I've ever seen!
Have a lovely day
Renata :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

That is so cool! My kids would do something like that, especially my older boys. They love to immulate (sp) what they see.

Oh about the nursing. I do have a little pressure with the weaning. Hubby and I are leaving for five days at the end of May for our 15th anniversary. I want her to be completely weaned so that my mom will not have too hard of a time and I won't be miserable (I don't own a breast pump). So that is why I am trying so hard to ease her out of it.

Camille said...

Jackie ~ They had a terrific time and kept up with it for a few days. They are back into the usual street hockey, but it was fun while it lasted! :)

Renata ~ Thanks for stopping by! :) I agree with you...breaking something would be my fear too, but they seem fearless!! I think Australia has amazing wonders of it's own...to think you can see Koala Bears that are not in a Zoo! AND thanks for your sweet compliment...I found it online somewhere and snapped it up due to the fact that it fit so well with the name of my blog.

Stacie ~ Of course! I was not trying to "persuade" you, just encourage!! I totally understand! I had to wean one of mine when he wasn't quite finished due to a surgery...not fun! I never owned a pump either...so I do understand! AND have a WONDERFUL trip!! How FUN!! :)


Patty said...

I bet they had a blast!

Camille said...

Hi Patty ~ It's the highlight of their day to be able to be *free* outside! :)


It's me ...Mavis said...

Sometimes I am in awe of what kids come up with... Pretty creative if you ask me :)

Camille said...

I agree Mavis! Although, some of the things they come up with I wish they wouldn't! :)

Have a great weekend!