Tight vests and tall tales
I posted a picture again on Facebook and asked people to comment. This is me at the Special Olympics and this is what people had to say about it:
First place for turning me into a beer swilling runway model goes to Melissa:
Our next model is styling the newest in Olympic fashions. The electric green Mom alert and always lovely mini vest – all to make you seem so much more together… and check out that stride – this model has it all….including an adult beverage to round out the ensemble!
First place for words that could really come out of my trash talking mouth goes to Jackie:
Why does Aidan get all the ribbons? I want a ribbon too! Cheer for me now, everyone!
First place for words that could really come out of Aidan’s mouth goes to Joanna:
“Moooooommm! Come onnnnnn! I’ve already won”
First place for using a cool superpower goes to Denice:
Aidan has the super power to turn invisible now?! WOW!
First place for announcer’s announcement goes to Liz:
Runners – out of the blocks
Race horses- out of the gate
Aidan- out of the walker !
First place for I suppose that could happen goes to Ty:
Looks like mom is late again with the walker! Please don’t judge.
And first place for asking the obvious goes to Karen:
And the truth is: It was a gorgeous morning for Special Olympics but just a little chilly. I forgot to pack Aidan a sweatshirt so I ended up giving him mine and I took his little tiny vest and wore it like a boss!
The original date for Special Olympics got rained out for the umpteenth year in a row. Our district rescheduled for this week so it was a smaller event, which was really fabulous. The organized chaos was much more organized and less chaos and super official with a real starting gun and microphone for announcements:
It was also a bonus for Aidan because his grandparents were visiting from England.
And it was a bonus bonus for me because some of Liam’s track team was able to help out and you know how I love kids helping kids. And it was a bonus bonus bonus for me because I got to see some of Aidan’s former classmates and teachers.
The truth is, I didn’t have my eyes totally focused on Aidan during his race because one of his classmates who also participated in the walking race waved the entire time as if prepping for Election 2016. It was awesome!
Aidan walked in his first two races with a girl in a swanky stroller. They were checking each other’s wheels out the entire time:
Yes, Aidan walks on his own sometimes:
And it’s hard not to get excited and emotional:
Everyone had a great time. Thank-you staff and volunteers and athletes!