Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympic Fever

Olympic Fever has taken over the Raising Z household.  It started with me staying up way too late to watch the Opening Ceremonies....I only stayed up until 10:30 pm (Eastern Time) but for me that was way too late :)  I love watching all of the athletes march in with their cameras and fun outfits (btw what was up with the USA's pants??).  It always makes me smile when there is a warm weather country with one or two athletes marching in :)

Our TV is never on during the day, especially on the weekends.  Scott is not a huge sports guy so the set is off while we buzz around the house.  This past weekend I had the Olympics on in the background and this made Z so giddy.  He was mesmerized by all of these sports that he had never seen before and when he found out that hockey (one of his favorite sports) was an Olympic sport he went wild. 

For the past week Z has been "speed skating" around the couch with one arm on his back, "ski jumping" off of his big blue chair, cross country skiing around the kitchen and playing carpet hockey in the playroom.  Every time he sees the Olympic rings somewhere he stops and screams, "Mommy, the Olympics!!"  It has been so much fun. 

I have not been able to stay up and see all of the amazing moments of these games (I am just too darn tired with two sick kids) but I have watched the recaps or have seen them on the internet.  We have some pretty talented athletes representing us and I am in awe of all of the hard work that they have put into their sport.  They truly are wonderful role models for our youth!  Go USA :)

Z at his first hockey game last year

8 comments:

Sarah Moore said...

All O. wants are STRETCHY clothes!!! Speed skating is our OBSESSION.

Christa said...

That's so cute!

MamaB said...

Same in our household! Millie has been facinated by the Olympics too.

Beth P. said...

I love this post! I can totally envision Z doing those things and what I am seeing is adorable. I love that he's so into it! The games really are a great inspiration.

Poolside with the Girls said...

Go team USA!!!!!!

I'm watching too! Hope the kids feel better soon!

Courtney said...

I have an award for you!

I am Lee-Ann... said...

Aww that is cute that Z is so into the Olympics! How fun!

Joy said...

I was out of town this past week. Daddy & my little girl bonded by cuddling on the recliner and watching the Olympics together. She loves to watch and say "whoa!" when she sees something she thinks is cool.

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