Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Special Olympics Part Two. A Story Told In Photos
The Native's watching. Cheering for Levi. Until three games of bowling got a little long winded and Mr. J the little twerp asked The SM if he could use that swipey thing so he could go and play some games in the arcade section of the bowling alley. A little confused at first, The SM soon realized the punk was asking for his credit card!
Levi made a friend right off the bat. Kamal. The two were an absolute riot and entertained each other the entire three hours. You behave Kamal would tell Levi. No, YOU behave Levi would tell Kamal and then the two would burst into a fit of laughter pointing and laughing at each other.
The SM trying to work and cheer on Levi. Not sure he got much work done but beings as he was gone for a week and was able to get home for this special day despite cancelled flights and snow storms, we were thrilled.
Cool shirt! Thanks to the Lehi team for lending Levi a shirt so he could feel like he fit in!
It begins...... we take careful aim......... and hope the ball knocks the pins to oblivion!
This is harder than it looks. Getting your little fingers in those holes just right..... takes concentration.
You got some Levi! You knocked some pins down!
I love you Levi. You're doing a great job!
Come to Levi!
Thumbs up! It's a hit. Roger that.
It's looking like.........
Yup! Houston. We made contact!
Sometimes things didn't go so well. We tried using the force. We tilted our bodies trying to get the ball to listen. It didn't listen.
Fingers Levi. Remember, don't shove the ball down the ramp. Just use your fingers. It's okay. We'll try again.
Maybe if we try this technique we might have a better grip on the ball...... anything is worth a try....
Add sticking our tongue out and we might just come up with a secret strategy.
It worked! STRRRRIIIIIIKE!
Booo YAAAA! Levi's a rock star!
The peanut gallery. This is when it appears the photographer started to get bored taking photos of just bowling.
Curious. I wonder who the photographer is........... I just found it really interesting that several of these types of photos kept showing up at random throughout the almost 700 photos that were taken....
The awards ceremony. Kamal! They're calling your name! You won the bronze!!
What? Doth our ears deceive us? Nahhhh! Of course not. We already knew Levi is gold. Having a gold medal to put around one's neck lets others know what we already know.
Sorry about the pixelated faces but I forgot to ask if these fine people were okay with me putting their photos up on my blog. Shaking hands with Levi after putting his gold medal around his neck.
Did I mention Levi got the gold? Here, he'll show you.
The best part of the whole experience. Levi making a new friend. Having friends is golden.