Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic Fever

We sure heart the Olympics over here in Indiana. On Friday, we oohed and ahhed at the Opening Ceremonies. On Saturday, my energetic and creative sister-in-law (Happy Birthday Paige!) hosted the Maddex/Sabourin family Olympic games in her fenced in back yard involving such popular events as: Pacifier Juggling, The Three-Legged Race, and Free-Style Dancing; above is a photo of the awards ceremony. Last night we held our collective breath as the U.S. men's gymnastics team tried their hardest to stick a landing. Benjamin and Priscilla began begging me for their own gymnastics lessons while awkwardly yet determinedly attempting splits, hand stands, and backbends - much like I did in 1984 while breathlessly witnessing the remarkable Mary Lou Retton earning a perfect ten (I dare you to watch this video without getting tearily nostalgic). If you have your own favorite Olympic memories, I'd love to hear them!

2 comments:

Sara said...

What fun memories you are creating for your kids! We love the Olympics too. I so remember the 84 Olympics. It was very exciting because they were close by in LA, not that we attended any events. We got our first color TV so we could watch in style!

Molly Sabourin said...

That's a great one, Sara! Color TV in 1984?! The Brown Family was so progressive ! :)

I can remember getting our first VCR, though, around that time (85' or 86') and renting "The Journey of Natty Gann." It was a huge piece of equipment and very expensive.