Olympic Spirit

Recently, I have been sad-ish because I miss being home. When I am feeling down, I like to think of things to snap me out of it. Like this: my kids are having a really tremendous experience out here. The childcare program they attend is unreal. I couldn’t imagine anything better, really. (Unless, of course, it was free – haha.) It’s unlike anything we would have been able to expose them to at home, and I am thankful that we’ve been able to give them this experience. Yay! I feel better already just thinking about that.

Recently, they spent a lot of time learning about the Olympics and got to do some fantastic things on campus to get into the spirit of the games.

  • Both kids attended the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Hammer Throw trials a few weeks back. They even got to practice throwing. Here’s Grace doin’ her thang (Despite the poor quality, this picture cracks me up every time I look at it.):
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  • They both participated in a torch relay where they ran around the lake on campus. Don’t worry. It was a fake torch. But not fake fun – they loved it.

Because Gavin’s an “older” – meaning Pre-K – he got to do a few special activities with all the other Pre-K kids.

  • He toured the “Olympic Innovations” display on campus where he got a first-hand look at all the clothes and shoes various athletes would be wearing throughout the games.
  • Gavin ran a lap with endurance athlete Jason Lester.
  • And, he got to meet the U.S. 2012 Paralympic Rugby team.

Pretty cool, right? I gotta snap out of it!

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