More Olympic Mascot Toys
Mr. TC made my day yesterday. Not only did he take the kids out while I stayed home but he came home bearing gifts.
He got me the only McDonald's Olympics Toys that I had been missing.
|Goalie Quatchi moves limbs up/down when rolled|
|When rolled Luge Quatchi gets Asian eyes|
(yes, I can say it because I'm Chinese)
I had to line up the whole collection and take a pic - I was overflowing with giddiness.
|This is the suggested lineup from the McDonald's toy|
"instructions." I'm a sucker for manuals of any kind.
I couldn't help but take a pic with mini-Edward
|Quatchi teaching Edward the 2 Man Luge|
Seriously 2 Man Luge is a real event. It's not some twisted gay porn activity.
Olympics Mascots On Ice
Remember how in my Olympic hockey post my eldest got to meet Quatchi and Miga and I was sad that our youngest one missed it? Well, we pulled the youngest from school on a sunny Thursday to rectify that situation.
I had just bought the boys some Olympics Mascots hats since they were 50% off at the shop next to my office - score!
This is a photo of my youngest sporting sunglasses and loving his Miga hat. Funny how you can't tell if he's napping or not under all that.
|My gangsta Miga boy|
He really had fallen asleep. Even the 4 year old gangsta has an entourage to carry him around.
|Mr. TC gets a workout being the entourage|
As promised we trudged through the throng of people and made it to Robson Square - better known as GE Plaza during the Olympics. They've got a free outdoor skating rink with $3 skate rentals. A good deal and I'm happy they brought this rink back after many years without it.
|Vancouver Art Gallery all dolled up|
- looks like Vivienne Tam did it don't you think?
You know Mother Nature has a strange sense of humour when there are cherry blossoms out during the 'Winter' Olympics. She usually saves them for the Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring.
By the way, there is a Zip Trek line going above Robson Square. It's about 6 stories over this major social hub in Vancouver and people travel over 550 feet across. And you get to zoom in the sky across all these people while strapped into a harness for free. Which of course means massive lines (like 4 hours and over).
|Hope the logos don't wear off the glass too quickly|
Anyways, back to the Mascot skate. Canadian kids spend a lot of time at the ice rink. Thank goodness they love Zambonis and any other form of ice cleaning machine. It keeps them busy while waiting.
After they cleared the ice they put up an inflatable staging area at the other end of the rink. Thank goodness we guess properly where to stand because you couldn't see anything from the other side.
|See those people behind the barricade? Sucks to be them|
Finally the mascots came out and there were major cheers. Most of us had been standing for about 40 minutes, not too bad but a long wait for the kids.
They each did a lap walking around and hugging almost every kid who was by the rail. It was awesome! My son was in heaven and had his arms out the whole time just waiting for his hug.
First came Quatchi
|He is gigantic|
|Acting oh so shy - they've got the |
meek Asian bit down pat
|Sumi totally hams it up for the camera|
|Doesn't it look like he's giving you the finger?|
And lastly, my sons favourite, Miga!
|Too busy trying to keep my son from climbing|
over the rail to take a good photo
They eventually came up with a dance that seemed to fit Vancouver. Lots of blues, greens, and sealife. The costumes were quirky but the kids loved them.
|These glowing guys remind me of earplugs|
|Hockey Quatchi came out to play too|
My son left with an awesome smile on his face but the one question all the kids had was "Where is Mukmuk?" I told my son "Mukmuk is having a nap because he's so little." He seemed to buy it.
Here are some around Robson Square pics that I thought to throw in as well
|Can you tell I love these hats?|
|The entrance to Pacific Centre Shopping Mall gets|
turned into an igloo
|With matching polar bears outside|
|Throng of people at GE Plaza just hanging out|
And my favourite sign for the day should have been this - the biggest Canadian Flag in the world
|World's Biggest Canadian Flag|
corner of Georgia and Howe Street
Or even this one
But instead it was this one - it made me go back through the crowd with my cell phone.
Okay, going to Women's Hockey Semi-final tomorrow night with Mr. TC and both kids. Wish us luck.