Friday, February 12, 2010

Caffienated Randomness - There Here.......


So they have arrived. Something we have been waiting for for 10 years now. I remember the initial excitement when it was announced that they were coming. Then the realization of what would actually need to be done to pull it all off - highways widened, buildings built, huge deficits, etc... If you haven't already guessed about what I'm talking about - The Olympics start today in Vancouver!
Admittedly, I've been pretty apathetic about the whole thing, until I took the kids to see the torch run through our small town. The Torch Run took place last month. Luckily it was during a warmer period. They planned the torch to run past the school so that the kids could see it. It was fun to see the trucks drive by getting the kids excited by the loud music and the dancing and clapping. It was also a shock as this is a pretty subdued little town. My 3 yr old thought that there was a parade coming. I don't think he realized what was happening, but he was excited because he got a flag to wave. My daughter was excited. They have been learning about the Olympics since the beginning of school in January.
Here the kids waiting for the torch to go by, don't they look excited.
PS - Notice Nicole's Gloves they are the Official Olympic Gloves.

When the torch finally came it was sort of anti climatic, but it was fun to see something that we have been waiting for for so long.

I'm excited to see these Olympics through my daughter's eyes. She knows that she is Canadian and the she wants to see Canada win "ALL" the Gold medals. She knows all the mascots names. She wants to watch the snowboarding races, because one of the mascots really loves to snowboard. She's built Inukshuks with our lego and wooden blocks.

So they're here and now I can't wait to see the opening ceremonies tonight. Who will light the torch? Who will sing our anthem? I'm proud to be Canadian and can't wait to cheer on our team!

Eh, Oh, Canada Go!!!!!

11 comments:

3 Blessings said...

That is so neat that you got to experience that with your kids.
Blessings,
Amy

Bobbi said...

It must be so neat to be close to the games! Thanks for sharing. Go USA...sorry! *SMILES*

Andrea said...

You know I'll be cheering right along with you, but um, not with the Pepsi cheer. Sorry! :P

Ginger said...

How cool is that?1

Erin said...

What a cool way to experience the Olympics! We don't have a TV so we won't get to see them but we LOVED when the torch came through RD!

3rdofDecember said...

How fun to see the torch!

I love the Olympics and can't wait to watch. Although, of course, I'm an American...so I will be cheering differently. ;)

That's okay though right? I still love you & Andrea & your Canadian ways!

Critty said...

I am so excited for Canada! I remember feeling the excitement of the 1996 Atlanta Games. What an amazing feeling.

Hope you enjoy this time and I hope your daughter enjoys every second...I even hope Canada wins all the gold :)

kara with a k said...

What a cool thing to get to see with your kids!


Happy weekend!

Donnetta said...

What an amazing experience and memory for you and your children! FUN...

Denise said...

it was fun to watch the opening with my american kids. to discuss how canada was telling it's story, just as we would tell ours. your national anthem is beautiful.

but i do make fun of your anchors every time they say "out." i practice my canadian.

and i've been to vancouver! on my honeymoon. LOVED IT!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

So, how cool is it to have the Olympics there????? Very awesome experience!

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