You can take the girl out of Idaho.
You can't take Idaho out of the girl.
But apparently you CAN take cross country skiing skills out of the girl.
|Teddy, taking his first flight delay like a champ|
|First leg-- had the whole row to ourselves!|
|Specially handled all the way to Denver|
|Wide awake and smiley in the Denver airport, where I thought |
he'd sleep for the whole layover. Ha. He wanted to see it all.
|The flight attendant on the second flight arranged for us to have a|
whole row to ourselves too!
|Sleeping soundly when we arrived in Spokane at 3am our time, |
midnight local time
|Total travel time, VA to ID: 11 hours|
|Plopped in the middle of Grandma's toys|
|Did a little grocery shopping with Grandma|
|Great Grandma, Great Grandpa, meet Theodore John!|
|I think he likes them.|
|Playing with /slapping Roxy Dog|
|Breakfast with Papa|
|Reading with Aunt Bean|
|Everybody look at me!|
|Hey Teddy, the dog is behind you.|
|TEDDY ATTACK! Eat the dog!|
|Silly Teddy, dogs aren't for eating|
|They're for petting|
|Waking up with Grandma and Papa for the third day!|
|Eating Grandma's measuring cups|
|Three fans cheering for USA hockey at 7am|
|Got some real air there|
|The bobsled course was tough this year.|
|Because the boys love Alex Ovechkin (Russian Capitals player), they|
cheered for Russia vs. Team USA...until the end when the US
won. Then they claimed they really wanted their country
to win all along. Here is the Russian flag Cal made out of gears
and a t-shirt.
|We have pretend metals, but Cal wanted to make some of his own too.|
|Gold metal winner in smoothie drinking!|
|Just to get under my skin-- when the USA women's hockey|
team was playing Sweden, Clark came out
dressed in Sweden's colors.
|Cal practices his figure skating jumps- I believe this is a|
double toe loop.
|Ice dancing getting underway-- they got out mattress pads and I|
let them decorate the "ice" with Olympic rings made of Sharpie.
|And now skating from the United States of America...|
|Calvin and his cross-dressing brother Clark!|
|Delightfully choreographed routine|
|Aaaand... the finish|
|Speed skating! Made the bibs from newsprint|
|This speed skating track is made of mattress pads, old poster paper, and a towel.|
|Short track speed skating ended in a bit of a meltdown.|
|Biathlon! Cross country skis and a gun on his back|
|gun= Wii steering wheel and foam sword stuck down his shirt|
|Ready to hit the trail|
|And another contestant ready to ride|
|same gun situation|
|Shooting at the target- target is upside down bucket of gears,|
bullet is a battery that comes out of the wheel in slow motion
|The course, designed by Cal, and including a|
penalty lap, is made of gears and t-shirts
rolled up, and a sword and pajamas
|All kinds of hockey gold metal games have been played... |
they are much more dramatic than the hockey that happens here
once a day-- more slow motion replays.