Wednesday, 13 June 2012

What I Wore Wednesday: Olympic Torch Relay

What I Wore Wednesday is a bit later than usual today because we took Blondie Boy to see the Olympic Torch Relay as it went through Cumbernauld. The torch went through Glasgow the end of last week but it was rainy and taking a two year old into the crowds did not seem like fun. Cumbernauld is only about 15 minutes from us so it worked out perfectly.

Olympic Torch Relay Glasgow

Blondie Boy really had no idea what the Olympics are or what a torch relay is but we told him the Olympics were about sports and tried our best to tell him a man or woman would be running with fire. He then kept telling us a fire truck was coming.

Toddler Saltire Scottish Flag

We knew the torch was coming soon when big Samsung, Coca-Cola and Bank of Scotland trucks rolled through. I know some people said they felt it was overly commercialized but not for us. They threw out some mini bottles of Coke but there wasn't any chanting about brands or anything. We were standing near one of the torch swap over points and if you know me you'll know what I did when I saw the next torch bearer standing nearby with a torch.
Josh Gavin Olympic Torch

It is times like this I'm glad I'm cheeky! I know Blondie Boy won't remember much of the torch relay but how cool is it that he got his picture taken with torch bearer Josh Gavin and the Olympic torch! I'm so glad we went because it really is a once in a life time experience.

Serendipitously we got a package from our friends from Innocent today so Blondie Boy had the most *perfect* shirt to wear to the relay:

Olympic Medal T-Shirt

Blondie Boy:
Olympic Medal T-Shirt from Innocent Drinks
Adidas Track Jacket
Cherokee Jeans
Carter's Shoes

Blondie:
Land's End Fleece Pullover
Old Navy The Flirt Jeans
HM Sunglasses
Monica Vinadeer Fiji Friendship Bracelelt
Black Walmart Hoop Earrings

Are you doing anything for the Olympics? How have you explained them to your children?


43 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Soooo Cool

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for hosting!  Looks like you had fun!

Melaina25 said...

What a cool event to attend!  I always wanted to see the torch. Sounds like a good time :)

Melaina25 said...

How exciting! I kept waiting for your WIWW to go up, thought you might be skipping this week!

Melaina25 said...

sounds awesome - thanks for hosting!!

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Melaina25 said...

Sounds like you had a great time :)

Melaina25 said...

what a wonderful time, and great pictures for blondie boy to look back on in a few years! xx

Melaina25 said...

How fun!  We only live about 3.5 hrs from Salt Lake and we are kicking ourselves that we didn't head down there to take part in the Olympics!
Ashley:)

Melaina25 said...

Oh, that is so cool! I wish I could have been there.  My husband cousin actually made it into the Olympics this year (Sam Hazewinkel) and will be wrestling August 8th, I think.  So, we're making a big deal out of it with our kids!  We were considering going to London so that we could watch him person, but it's just so darn expensive!

Anyways, you and Blondie boy are all kinds of adorable! =)

Melaina25 said...

Yeah, looks like fun! We went to the torch relay in Vancouver last year and the kids loved it.

Raj
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Melaina25 said...

Love blondie boy's T shirt, how fabulous, Great photo of him with the torch. x

Melaina25 said...

OMG what an amazing experience!!! So jealous!!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for hosting!

Melaina25 said...

The Olympics!!! I looooove the Olympics, and so cool that you and your family got to experience part of the torch relay!

Melaina25 said...

Blondie boy is soo cute.xx

Melaina25 said...

So happy for you and your son that you got to visit this historical event! You both look adorable!

Melaina25 said...

awww, he is so darn cute.

Melaina25 said...

How cool that you got to take him to see that! And even if he doesn't remember it all, you'll have those cute pics to show him.

Melaina25 said...

That's such a cool thing to have done for him! Brilliant!

Melaina25 said...

You can take Little Legs to see it! It'll be in Porstmouth July 15 & 16: http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/London2012/torch-relay.html

Melaina25 said...

That looks like such a fun experience!

Melaina25 said...

What a cool experience, thats a photo to treasure :) 

Melaina25 said...

Wow, what a great time and experience!

Melaina25 said...

Fab! We saw the Olympic flame/torch a few weeks ago as well and were lucky enough to see the handover!  Fab pics :) xx

Melaina25 said...

I have to  say your  son stole the  show in your pictures. Sorry, he is such a doll.

Melaina25 said...

It was ALL about him this week outfit wise :)

Melaina25 said...

The handover point was just a few feet away from us! BB got his picture taken with the bearer waiting to get lit :)

Melaina25 said...

That is kind of how I thought! I don't expect him to remember but he can still say he went when he is older.

Melaina25 said...

Thank you :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I was back and forth on going since he is so young but I'm glad we did!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you that means a lot since I know you make beautiful babies :)

Melaina25 said...

Our tickets just came in the mail today, too!

Melaina25 said...

I don't think they do a cross-country relay when the games are in the US do they?

Melaina25 said...

I know right? I'm so glad Innocent sent it to us :)

Melaina25 said...

It is a cool thing to have said you saw :)

Melaina25 said...

I will have to watch for him now! London is going to be crazy so we aren't going but there is Olympic football in Glasgow so we have tickets for that!

Melaina25 said...

I think the actual Olympics will be INSANE! I'm not touching London but we will go to the football in Glasgow.

Melaina25 said...

That was one of the main reasons I did it so he can say he did when he's older

Melaina25 said...

It was fun!

Melaina25 said...

Nah I think I've only ever skipped once! I've had a few cheats where there wasn't a picture of me but I always get it up :)

Melaina25 said...

It was pretty cool and the torch bearers are all inspiring people.

Melaina25 said...

I'm hoping that is what Blondie Boy's friends will say when he says he had his picture taken with a torch some day :)

Melaina25 said...

That is such an awesome story and I'm sure he will be grateful to you for having taken him!