I know, I know. Everybody is still talking about the Olympics, but they were pretty darned awesome. I’m totally coming down off my Olympic and Paralympic high. I saw the Opening Ceremony (rehearsal), two events plus one day at the Olympic Park, and the athletics at the Paralympics. It’s been the most exciting summer in memory, made even more special by being able to share it with my baby girl.
One great thing about the summer festivities is that they gave mummy bloggers a wealth of topics to blog about and it also made for some really fun pictures. I did two blog posts about it myself: the first about The Olympic Sport of Baby Wrangling (a.k.a. How to go to the Olympics with a baby) and one about Our Trip to the Olympic Park. (Check out one comment in the former post where one guy called us idiots for taking our baby to the Olympics. Guess he failed to understand the whole “inspire a generation” thing).
When I decided to do an Olympic theme and started looking for posts to feature, I found no shortage of material. Jen from Mum in the Mad House and Donna from Mummy Bird both followed the Wenlock and Mandeville trails across London with their children. It looks like such a fun thing to do, I’m so sad that they are now all gone! Katy from our studio also followed the trails on her days off and photographed every single statue on all the trails. We are holding an exhibit of all the photos taken collectively by the photographers at our studio of the Olympics during the Merton Arts Trail (this weekend and next weekend), including Katy’s Wenlocks and Mandevilles.
Ruth from Geekmummy shared photos from her family adventure at the torch relay. It’s funny because everybody has really similar pictures from the relay (including me): Samsung bus, Coke bus, and torch bearer. And, of course, lots of happy, excited people. I really started to get excited about the Olympics when the torch went past our house. When did you get Olympic Fever?
Short but sweet, Kerry’s husband keeps Multiple Mummy blog ticking over and posted a picture from the Olympic stadium, our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Mummy is a Gadget Geek also took a family trip to the Olympic stadium, with a very excited baby and toddler in tow (toddler more excited than baby). I’m a little jealous that she got to travel in the mobility vehicle. And although she didn’t get to go to the Olympic Park, Thrifty Mummy made sure her kids had a taste of the Olympics in Edinburgh.
Crazy with Twins woke up nice and early with the family to give her children a an Olympic experience. Many years from now, I think it’s important that our kids have their London 2012 stories. Definitely worth the 5am start!
Taking it one step further, there were those who created some Olympics of their own. Daniel from the Baby Blogs invented his own Olympic sport, called Bob Tipping. Although they are in Canada, I thought the Olympic Cheerio Grab from puppy photographers Lowell and Julie deserved a mention.
Finally, I feel I need to call attention to this blog, the Mummy Olympics. Katie worked as a volunteer at the Sydney Games and was so excited about the London Olympics – particularly because her new baby was due around the same time. This one’s not really about photography; I just thought it was interesting and there are some interesting diary posts from her time at the Sydney Games.
Well, that’s it! If you have an Olympic post with lots of pictures in it, please do add it to the linky below.