Monday 27 October 2014

Our time at the paralympics

My moment to remember sadly was our trip back in 2012 to watch the paralympics. The build up had been going for years and me for one was rather excited, I used to have a work out dvd and there on it was the bid for the event. The music, the sport it made me cry every time i saw it (big saddo I know) I recently tried to watch the Olympic opening ceremony again but was balling my eyes out, had to turn it off! I am not really a sports fan but maybe it was the unity or that it wasn't that far away, that was a good summer in 2012 (Also Ami was born too).

I was a bit gutted not to get along to any Olympic events but my husband didn't think it would be a good idea being 40 weeks pregnant! I suppose Ami was an Olympic baby born right in the middle of the event, so I thought if I couldn't go along to the the Olympics I must get along to the paralympics. I really wanted Pants to see the Olympic stadium and experience the Olympic park in all its glory. I was fortunate to get the tickets before the Olympics as suddenly everyone wanted all the tickets, so the time came Ami was five weeks so we stay at a friends the night before who lives nearer London.

So we get up early ready with everything for the day, fortunately I was still breast feeding so Ami was still in that time where she was easily maintained with just milk. There was tons of people and everyone was excited for the event they were going to see. we walk towards the park I was holding back the tears (another loser moment) it was such fun. The weather was sunny it was one of the hottest days of the year. We queued up to get in pour all our water and fluid as was only aloud to take 100mls in! Then drop the pushchair in the buggy park and make our way up to row 143.

Finally the event starts its all exciting stuff happening everywhere and it was so much fun. Alot of applause and Mexican waves Pants was very excited. We were sitting in the shade so we were not too hot, although the whole time we were there there was only two athletes from the united kingdom but it was still good. The stairs were a killer carrying a 5 week old baby was a challenge, this was before I had a wrap that would have been ideal for the event. We got our souvenirs but did not venture in the shop, I wish we had I would have got some special bits but the hot weather and lack of shade was important with a little bubba.

It was such a special day and one I will never forget. I am so glad I plucked up the courage to take a little baby and it was so worth it. It was a once in a life time opportunity and one I am unlikely to repeat. 


  1. I enjoyed the Olympics as well and like you I'm not a huge sports fan. I think we all enjoyed the sprite of the event. Super cute children by the way :-)

  2. I loved watching the Olympics, like you I got quite teary during parts. Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves and it is a great thing for the children to have experienced too, no matter how long.

  3. What a brilliant memory! It's great that you took Pants and Ami, they will always be able to say that they've been to the Olympics now (even though Ami won't remember it). Popping in from Magic Moments.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it and got to experience it. We never went and didn't live that far from it at the time. I wish we had gone just to have seen the development x

  5. such fab memories - and those pictuers are so lovely