Summer Olympics

Thus far, its been an exciting Summer Olympics! Of course, too much gymnastics for me, but the swimming and volleyball has been exciting. Sean and I have even enjoyed watching the badminton.

The track and field has started now too. While I don’t care too much for the “field” part, I do enjoy the sprint track races. The 100m final is tonight – looking forward to it.

This is really the first Olympics that the kids have really gotten into watching. They have seen events here and there in previous ones, but they have been riveted to the TV every night. And to be quite honest, the swimming events are the primary reason. They are definitely Michael Phelps fans – in fact, fans of the whole swim team. They are strongly rooting for the 8th Gold medal tomorrow.

Sean, despite having his man card revoked for it, has enjoyed watching the gymnastics events. Its kind of funny to watch him yell at the judges for low balling the American scores. He has been a big cheerleader for them. While I may not be, Suzanne and him are looking forward to watching the individual event competitions.

They have both decided that they like the Summer Olympics better than the Winter Olympics. I would tend to agree, but Suzanne, with her figure skating heritage, would likely disagree.

Oh oh, Dara Torres is going for the 50M freestyle – gotta run!