Katie dog-sits for our best friends, The Halso's. They have an amazing set-up in their basement, complete with a ping pong table. We've been talking forever about having a family ping pong tournament, and we finally did it!
Brisco was the officiator. Which didn't work out that well, because he went to sleep before the tourney even started!
But first he got some play time in with his daddy.
They enjoyed lots of swinging around...
Then it was time for 1st round play. Gamma played Zach. Zach took that match 12-10.
Every match ended with a friendly handshake. We have great sportsmanship in our family!
Then Aunt Katie and Aunt Molly played. Auntie Katie won that match 12-10.
There was lots of giggling going on during that match!
Then Daddy played Papa John. It was pretty intense, but Papa John won 11-7.
Then I played Jake, and he really brought his best game! I lost 11-8! Boo!
Our draw after the first round:
And prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd:
(hand cream, a slinky, and Dove chocolates)
In the first round of the semi-finals, Katie played Zach. There was lots of tension during that love match!
Katie prevailed! She beat Zach 12-10.
Then Jake beat Papa John in the second round of the semi-finals (11-8).
The finals were pretty intense. Jake and Katie really showed us their ping pong skills.
Jake was our champion! He won 11-7. Congrats, Jake!
Jake chose first...hand cream (because that's what Molly wanted).
Katie chose Dove chocolates...yum (she shared with all of us).
Papa John and Zach played for 3rd place. Papa John won the slinky, which he donated to Brisco's growing toy collection!
Then we played a Doubles Round Robin:
What a great party! Thank you to the Halso's for being the best "second family" to all of us. We love you so much!