Let the games begin!
Mom was all excited, too, because she has actually been reading the manual on her camera, and was trying out a new action setting. She's not entirely certain if it is a better setting for frisbee action, since it was snowing all weekend, but she was pleased with the results. And since she seems to be the only press interested in the Olympic Snow Frisbee event, we're glad she's getting some good shots.
We also always make sure we've got good snow zoomie action; it impresses the judges!
Abby has also been working on the Olympic exhibition sport of frisbee tug-o-war.
|Did I mention that we were thrilled about the new snow?|
|Seriously thrilled, as EVERYTHING is better in new snow!|
|Part of the snow frisbee competition includes scores for artistic interpretation.|
|Note my upright body position while catching the frisbee. High marks on this catch for sure!|
|Abby assures me that this is for the snow frisbee competition and NOT part of her figure skating routine. I think it would work for both!|
|Abby sticking the landing! (Even if she didn't catch the frisbee...)|
|Pairs frisbee action!|
|Nice form, complete with a catch!|
|Abby is not the only one with good form! And I always catch the frisbee!|
|Abby's Dogzilla pose is always a crowd favorite!|
|Finding the frisbee in deep snow is another handy skill!|
|I got it!|
We're definitely ready for the medal competition!
|With such fine technique, I have no doubt frisbee tug-o-war will be a medal event at the next Olympics!|
While we were having fun in the snow, Dad was having a bit less fun...
But thanks to Dad our competition area was kept in tip-top condition!
In addition to getting all the action photos, our press corps made sure she had some 'athlete portraits' ready to be released to the international press. We, of course, happily obliged.
|Abby, with the tools of our trade!|
|Abby's 'game face'!|
|Ready for action!|
|Abby's 'serious' look. (Note, she doesn't really DO serious...)|
|Her 'pin-up girl' pose!|
|Snooter kisses please!|
|Contemplative preparation for competition.|
|My 'wild hair' look! Snow frisbee IS a 'freestyle' event after all!|
See you all at the Snow Frisbee medals ceremony!
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus