Let me just say "WOW"!
Macy was HONORED to be a part of this years' games. Participating in the opening ceremonies, being a part of the promo video, as well as actually COMPETING in the 50 meter dash!
My brain is having a hard time finding words that adequately describe the huge sense of pride, excitement and wide range of emotions that were felt. So I think I will just stick with WOW for now.
|The "Young Athletes" Group gathered outside the stadium - waiting for the parade of athletes to begin|
|Macy & her buddy Eisley sitting so patiently|
|inside the stadium now...just waiting for her "time to shine".|
|McKenzie & cousin Anna sitting in the stands...waiting...|
|here we are..."marching" in.|
|gotta love it!|
|WOWT's John Nicely "emceeing" the Opening Ceremonies|
|All the athletes taking their seats in the stands.|
|HEY, we know this guy! My sister Heather's brother-in-law Jeff, had the distinct honor of being in the final leg of the torch run and running along side a Special Olympics athlete.|
|Together, they lifted the flame to light the 2012 Special Olympics NE torch to signify the official opening of the Summer games. What a wonderful honor that must have been! Way to go Jeff!!|
|Through this "torch run" effort among a few other fundraisers throughout the year, Nebraska Law Enforcement raised an IMPRESSIVE amont of $257,075 for Special Olympics NE. Again, ll I can say is WOW!|
|A Special Olympics athlete singing the national anthem. He was fantastic!|
|trying to get the girls to smile for the camera. HA!|
|Macy was much more interested in what was happening over "there".|
|Macy watching the team in a pre-game huddle.|
|My little girl, in true "Macy fashion" saying hi to everyone in our row.|
|With G&G Lee|
|can't blame me for trying right? :-)|
Macy "busting a move" and entertaining the security guards!
Getting silly with Aunt keri's iPhone! Gotta love the kisses she gives herself at the end. :-)
here comes the torch! way to go Jeff!
more video of the torch entering the stadium
Eisley teaches Macy a new (licking the cement) trick during the Opening Ceremonies. They must've been bored. hehe NICE!
uch a sweet interaction between the girls at the 2012 Opening Ceremonies.