Sunday, May 17, 2009

Special Olympics, Part Deux

Well, we survived! Three days of keeping track of 14 Special Olympians, miles of walking, and a sunburned face and neck later, we're home.
We had a fabulous time!! We arrived on Wednesday and some of our kiddos did their events and then we were off to Mexico Joe's for dinner. That evening, we attended the Opening Ceremonies.
Our group was seated pretty high up in the arena, and one of our little guys was scared, so we got to move to the floor. How about this guy's ride, huh?
True to Oklahoma weather, we had to move to the lobby (we were up too high) due to severe weather. They told us we could go back in, but it was more trouble than it was worth.

Thursday morning it rained on us a bit, but then cleared up for the races. Everyone completed their events and got their medals and ribbons. Very exciting. Then we were off to Hideaway Pizza for dinner! Yum...

Couldn't forget the ice cream at Marble Slab. We watched Wall-E, which the kids all loved.

Friday we got up, packed, cleaned, and headed to Eskimo Joe's. All our friends back home got to see us on the web cam. I think everyone was happy to get home. We had a great time, and the OSU campus was beautiful!


Stacy said...

What a special time for those kids! Scary about the weather turning bad, though.

I love those marble slap ice cream places, too. We have some up here, and they even make cakes! That is what we got Anya for her birthday pary yesterday.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

The marble slab and Eskimo Joe's sounds like fun. Hubby has a whole "wardrobe" from EJ's!

Paris said...

Awww..what a great and special moment/time for the children. Sorry to hear the weather didn't cooperate. I bet they still had a great time. Kudos to all the folks who work with them!


Michelle said...

What a neat experience! I'm looking forward to Kayla participating in the SO!