The 2010 OIB Beach Olympics consisted of Bocce Ball, Corn Hole (or Bean bag toss), and Ladder Ball. But really who cares about the games?*** I care about the costume/uniforms. Due to time constraints, I had to go with my old standby…the Puffy paint t-shirt. You can always get a t-shirt at Michael’s for less than $4. And puffy paint is not too expensive either. So I went with our wedding colors, purple and green. B loves wearing a nice purple shirt every now and then (as long as it’s not lavender). I accidentally misspelled our name on B's shirt though. Oops.
The McRosen’s really pulled out all the stops with their customized blue and yellow T’s purchased at the mall. Their T's even had numbers on that back like a real uniform. They also had wonderful accessories such as silly bands and bright yellow sunglasses. My accessories were sweatbands, not so much for their looks but because sweat was pouring down my face during bocce ball. Team A-Corn could have benefited from some sweatbands or perhaps silly bands. Maybe next year they will step it up a notch. I could barely see Beezus5's team (which went by multiple names during the weekend) due to their camouflaged shorts. Plus her wolf shirt was really distracting me due to it's magical powers.
Please be advised that I do know how ridiculous and unattractive I look in the above photo. I'm taking one for the team.
Team Jellisen (aka my team) ended up taking the overall crown this year. But team A-Corn had a strong finish and won the Ladder Ball round which is pretty much the most important Beach Game of all (well at least it's the game that started it all). We'll get you guys next year.
Hobie won the rope bone and high jump competition. He did not appreciate it when I made him wear my sweatband. Clearly it looks much better on him than me, though. Next year I think I'll go for a more glamorous look.
Have you ever heard of or played any of the above games or is ladder ball just something that my friends and I play?
Whose team uniforms do you like best (puffy paint purple w/sweat bands, brown, camo or customized blue and yellow McRosen t's)?
****My husband, B really cares about the games. A lot. He gave me pep talks.