Tuesday, February 16, 2010

To the Mountain!

As you might expect, the Olympics have taken center stage in our household this week. Owen loves watching the luge and the ski jump and wants to know the name of every athlete on the screen. Scott and I get a kick out of the inevitable moment when the announcers tell you how old the athletes were when they started their sport. Seems like a key to being an Olympic skier is to have your parents start you on skis at age 2 or 3. Check.

Last weekend Owen got to try out the skis for real. He and Scott did 4 runs on the beginner lift and I think Owen would have kept going all day long. He loved riding the chair, finished each run in near histarical laughter, and was shouting, "I want go AGAIN!" as Scott laid exhausted in the snow.


Josh also got to experience snow for the first time. It won't be long before he's chasing his brother down the hill.

As a side note: this is the first Olympics where I really feel OLD. Occasionally, you hear that one of the athletes is over 30, but the vast majority are so. much. younger than us. Sad.

7 comments:

Peg said...

I can hear Owen now - yeah, I started skiing when I was two, but had to overcome the dreaded "goggles over my whole face' fashion statement insisted upon by my parents - this held me back from attaining my dreams of Olympic glory!

SBM said...

Yay Owen! We are the mean parents who make our 2 year-old do cross country skiing. :-) No chair lift fun for poor Anatole. On the other hand, he doesn't know the difference and just loves being on skis. The photo of Scott and Josh is great. It will be fun to Josh to see when he's older.

Carmen said...

FUN!!!! Maybe wee Owen will be an Olympian one of these days! We get cable installed today... soon I will be with all the other fans-- pressed to the TV in spare moments! BTW, we are NOT old! :-)

I am Kate Maxwell said...

Even I feel a little bit old... kinda. Is it sad that I have never been on a pair of skis? Oh, and BTW, the only NBC affiliate channel I get is CNBC, so I watched some riveting curling last night.

Anonymous said...

Scott looks like a true Olympian in the picture with Josh!!!! Love, Aunt Tracey

Aimee said...

This looks like some serious winter fun!

Hey, thanks for stopping by Simple Bites and for your great recipes & tips.

angie said...

can't wait to cheer for him in a few years when he makes his olympic debut!