Are you getting excited about the Olympics? Well I am. I even nearly cried a little at that VISA commercial where the runner falls down hurt but gets back up and finishes the race with the help of his dad (ok, so the tears may have been brought on more from some monthly hormones I'm dealing with than my love for the Olympics, but still you get the point). This year I have two little nieces living close that I am training up to love the Olympics.
Training Session #1 and #2 with Ellie: We watched the U.S. gymnastic trials and the U.S. Track and Field trials.
Result: Ellie now runs around the house saying "set" and "go" after which she takes off in a full run throwing a few hurdle jumps in for fun and then finishes off with a somersault (to the untrained eye the jumps and the somersault may be unidentifiable).
Training Session #3 with Ellie: We watched the U.S. Swimming trials.
Result: Ellie practises the backstroke on Grammy's carpet.
As you can see, training is coming along quite nicely with Ellie. Sadly, Grace hasn't made it to any training sessions yet--if she doesn't make one soon she may just be off the team because cheering for the Olympics is serious stuff people.