Monday, August 11, 2008

Go U.S.A!

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We, along with most I'm sure, have spent some time the last couple days watching the Olympics. I heard on the radio earlier that 15% of humanity watched the opening ceremony. This is the first year that any of my boys are old enough to really comprehend the Olympics. They like the swimming and bicycle races and the weightlifting, but mostly they can't wait for the track and field events next week.

I love the Olympics and it's always fun to reflect on how much has changed in my life since the last Olympics. For instance, last time I watched the Summer Olympics in a different house with only 3 children. In fact, I've lived somewhere different for the 92, 96, 00, 04 and now 08 games!

Next time, I will have a 12 year old! Sadie will be five by then, and will no doubt have more of a say in her Olympic outfit.

10 Comments:

Blogger ChurchPunkMom said...

Wow.. crazy to think about! A 12yo!

My boys are really enjoying the games this year too. Kieran had been curious about gymnastics before, but now he's raring to go! We're hoping to get him into Chow's gymnastics since it's right here in Des Moines..

They've loved watching the swimming too and can now recognize Phelps whenever he comes on the screen.. Even Ellie is loving watching the gymnastics!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Risa said...

We've been keeping our eyes on the Olympics as well. The kids have been pretty amazed by everything that has been going on and just seeing the people from different countries all together in one place. Luke has even been identifying different countries by their flags - just from watching TV! LOL

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

We haven't really watched them yet...I guess I keep forgetting they're on! Guess I should let my kiddos see them a bit, especially since we learned about them in school last year!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

Does, Sadie's dress come in a bigger size??? Oh, and "Australiana" print and colours...? I'd love to spend the Summer with a dress like that - so cool and comfy, and patriotic...

I've managed to spend the last 2 Olympics in the same house; massive acheivement for me, probably haven't done that since I was 12!!!

11:37 PM  
Blogger Choppzs said...

She's so cute in her little outfit!

My kids like the gymnastics and swimming! We also cheered for the girls softball and beach volleyball too! Girly even stayed up till midnight watching the opening ceremonies with us!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Kylene said...

Her dress is too cute. Are you going to send her down to spend the summer with her Aunt when she gets older? lol. For some reason, I doubt it.
We've been watching the Olympics as well. What an opening ceremony, huh?

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jodie said...

Cute dress. I checked out your sewing blog and was impressed by all of your latest outfits/bags! You could go into business - your good!

And that cake was a jello dirt cake. Just chocolate pudding, oreo cookies, and cool whip (plus gummy worms for affect).

5:59 PM  
Blogger Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Sadie's little dress is very cute!

I am keeping my pledge to boycott the Olympics, but I wish our swimmers well.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

That's a lot of moving! Sadie's dress is adorable. You always do such a great job. I have had to try to catch some on line because we don't have cable. We are into gymnastics, so that is what we like to watch. Congrats to Big boy Jonah. And the snorkeling video was cute. What a fish!!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Wethyb said...

We're digging the swimming and gymnastics here. Sweets REALLY enjoys the gymnastics and softball stuff.

Dang, when you put it in the 4-yr perspective....Sweets will be 7 1/2and Pants will be almost 5!! Yikes!

8:43 PM  

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