Sunday, October 5, 2008
Michael Phelps WOWS Tweens
Saturday was a busy day.
The 8 and a half year old had her soccer game in the morning. (They have a perfect season -- all losses.)
Her Brownie re-dedication in the afternoon. (New Brownies are invested, the older ones re-dedicated)
And right afterwards, I had to rush her and her best friend to the Parade of Olympic Stars.
The parade had begun at 3:00, so we raced to the location of the parade's end, hoping the Maryland Olympic champions had not passed that point, yet.
We were in luck. The two, still dressed in their Brownie vests, found great spots on a street corner near the parade's ending point. Marching bands, politicians, and then the Maryland Olympic participants. All 15 of them. Maryland is a small state, but we certainly showed big in the Olympics this year.
You should have seen them violently waving their American flags and have heard the teen/ tween shrieks when the Olympians went by -- especially for Katie Hoff and, winding up the parade, Michael Phelps standing tall in an armored Humvee tank-like thing. (pictured above, credit goes to the Baltimore Sun photographer)