Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ready for the Olympics

My Gang has always been mesmerized by figure skating on television. The Olympics are like a two week party around here. Recently the Today show featured one of the men who is hoping to bring home a gold medal. It would be the first gold for American men in like, twenty-something years. When I heard the intro to the story, I stopped and settled in to watch. So did Li'l Empress. It seems that the fascination with spins and leaps and artistic interpretation on the ice has bitten another little Gang member.

While I ran for the camera, she stood "thiiiiiiiis close" to the television and just stared with big brown eyes at the screen for several minutes of his program.

As soon as I turned the camera on? Well, she showed me her short program. Enjoy.


video

We'll have to work on the gleeful screaming.
I hear those judges frown on that sort of display!

"I tate" means "I skate."

And "wa wa" means baby or baby doll in Chinese.
Interestingly, it's the only Chinese word
she knew when we met her.
and the only one she still uses, even though
we're trying to incorporate some
of the words we've learned over the years.

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Awwwww that is just too sweet!

Aus said...

OK - I'm expecting to see her on the US team in what - maybe - 2028? Great short program - completely huggable! I'll give her a 9.9 for style but a 10 for cute!

hugs - aus and co.

Classic MaMa said...

10! (from the PA jugde)

Wife of the Pres. said...

That is hilarious! And I concur, a perfect 10!!!

julie said...

She is such a cutey! Love, love, love the ice skating:)

Salzwedel Family said...

Love the skating - the girls got taste in sports for sure. Her enthusiasm is awesome!