Sunday, August 11, 2013

World Dwarf Games 2013 part 1

We have been MIA and for good reason!

Almost 4000 miles in the car with 6 kids over 3 weeks.

But despite some of the typical, we had an incredible trip.  Since I can't find the photo card from the beginning of our trip I will blog backwards.

THe highlight of our trip - and the reason we planned it in the first place was the World Dwarf Games!

WHAT!! ~

400 participants from all over the world ranging in age from 3 on up.

A week worth of sports

At MSU for the 30th anniversary

And the most amazing athletic Little People I have ever encountered.

We really went for Brahm - it's been a tough year.

We signed up Fei and Tao for the Futures division since we were there.

We didn't know what to expect, we thought little people ~ really how athletic can they be.


But lets start with our littles - the futures division was 6 and under.

We did Track and Field, Soccer and Kurling.
Since this was international competition we had to make the decision in May!

We wanted to get Fei off the couch - instead she got the taste for Gold AND rocked it!

They both got medals, & made a ton of new friends from all over the world.

But I will let the pics tell their story!

Opening Ceremonies!

Little man dead last but also the youngest!!
The littlest athlete!

On her way to a gold - with friends cheering her on!!

All American Athlete!

A taste for GOLD!!

Hugs from new friends - because although we were there for the sports, the friendships will last for years!

Onto soccer - Tao wasn't the biggest fan LOL!

His idea of running down the field was to hold his arms straight out until someone picked him up!!
Pretty sure he was DONE at this point!!

But Fei got it - Cheers after scoring a goal!!

MSU soccer players coached and referred -
UMM, yah think you could run me to the other side?!?!

New friends became his biggest fan (ok besides mom and dad!!)


  1. Love the pictures! Tao's dimples and Fei's big grins are so cute! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

  2. Wow! I needed ag odd cry today and there is something about thew picture of your sweet girl on the top of the stand loving her gold that did it to me! awesome! Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

  3. What an amazing experience you gave the kids!
    Your photos were great and you could feel the fun and excitement in them. :)

  4. That is awesome! So happy you had the opportunity to attend this event!

  5. OMG, Fei's beautiful face and smile after winning gold. Blow that up and stick it on the wall. Gorgeous!

  6. I'm with RC - print that thing and hang it! The grins on Fei and Tao both made me smile so much - thank you for sharing!