February 11, 2010

Who's Excited For The Olympics?!

I know that I am!

It's a little nostalgic for me because we live so close to Salt Lake City where the 2002 Winter Olympics were held.  We attended a couple of torch bearer runs, a hockey game and a medals ceremony when they were here, and I definitely regret not doing more.  Since the Olympics are kicking off tomorrow, I thought that I'd show a few pictures.

This first one is of me holding one of the torches.  It was one of those times when I was in the right place at the right time.  I was working at a Junior High, and one of the torch bearers came to give a speech in front of the students.  She wanted somebody to hold the torch while spoke, and I was the only one around.  This woman wasn't the nicest person around, and actually has a very bad reputation around here, so I was really nervous that I would drop it or something. If you know me, it would be just my luck to break the thing. I made it through though!

My Mom, Michael, and I. Yes, the coat that I'm wearing is huge.

Michael and my mom cheering on Team China at the women's hockey game against Team Russia.  These women were sitting behind us and were so enthusiastic about the game.  Of course we had to cheer along with them.

I can't wait for the Opening Ceremony.  There's just something that's so exciting and special about the Olympics.

A little update on the little guy.  He's still just keepin' on.  We had an appointment with the Dysphagia clinic yesterday, and it went OK.  They weren't exactly thrilled with his weight gain, so I'm supposed to increase his feeds through the tube at night. I don't think that Carter liked that plan too much though, because he's been chowing down on his bottles all day today.  Hopefully we'll be on the right track now.  He hadn't been eating too well because he's got a tooth coming in and it's right in his cleft.  I think that it might be hitting some nerves since his mouth is built a little differently. Either way, he's doing a little better now.

I'm absolutely shocked at the response that we got about the fun run. It's amazing to me how many people really love our little guy.  I knew that he would change the world, but I guess I didn't realize that he'd do it so soon. I'm going to give more details on the run as they become available.  Thank you for all of your support!


Kristin said...

It's amazing how much better the Olympics are when you are in the middle of them - I loved having them here. I signed up way too late to volunteer for the 'regular' games, but I got to volunteer for the Paralympics in the Olympic village. It was pretty cool.

Lacey said...

I just heard an olympian died practicing the luge! Scary. We watched Steve Young carry the torch, and after my hubby ran out and got his autograph for my mom who loves him.