- going up the stairs
- a foot race
- a race on the push cars
- a dance off
- building a tower of blocks
- throwing a ball
- kicking a ball
- hitting the ball off of the tee
- crawling through a tunnel
They are both funny kids with different obvious strengths. Reid has a vocabulary of about 4,000 words, eats like a maniac, dances like a disco champion, and can put together puzzles like a fourth grader. Lou is pretty physical. He runs fast, jumps high, kicks like a maniac, and moves like a ninja (for example, we were at the S house last weekend for Bubby's birthday and everyone was downstairs in the living room. I turned around for a split second and he was gone. After a few harrowing moments we discovered he had gone up the stairs by himself and was sitting in Trevor's closet pulling out his car collection.)
But pigeon-holing be damned because every prediction we made was entirely wrong. Reid performed much better at things like kicking the ball and running up the stairs, and Lou was the clear winner in things like building a tower of blocks. Reid did smoke him in the dance contest, though. Kid does the 'raise the roof' move. We thought then it was a no brainer that Reid would win the eating contest. Reid is the best eater of all times. Lou is the worst. It's no contest. But the best part about kids is that they constantly surprise you. Constantly.
We are already working on the third annual installment of the games. I hope it involves zip lining.