Today is 8-8-08, the first day of the 2008 Summer Olympics!! We've been anxiously awaiting this day (and the 16 that follow) all summer long! My little Michael Phelps wanna-be(s) can't wait to see their swimming icon topple Mark Spitz's Olympic record and walk away with 8 gold medals. We have every confidence he can do it, and hope to watch each event as it unfolds.
I peaked at the online schedule and it looks like I'm going to have to spend a bit of time with pen and paper in hand. Instead of broadcasting large chunks of swimming coverage at a time (you know, in large blocks that might be relatively easy to remember), NBC is sprinkling 30 minute snippets here and there, I guess as the biggest contests are fought in Beijing. I do know that Phelps's first race (and according to him, his toughest) is the 400-IM and will be aired at 10 pm this Saturday... my little swimmer dudes will certainly be granted permission to catch that one! The IM is one of their personal favorites-- they can't miss Phelps swim it (and win it!), can they? So... if you're looking for any of us this weekend, or anytime in the two and a half weeks to come, you'll know where to find us-- glued to our tv screen... enjoy! (If you're interested in seeing the entire schedule of Olympic events, look here .