Mommy in London

Trying to figure things out!

We are so excited about the Olympics!!!

on July 27, 2012

The day has finally arrived, the Opening Ceremony is tonight!

We’ve already been in Olympic mode this week, we went to see the torch on Tuesday morning – it went by really quickly so we didn’t get a good look at it, but we were there!

We rang our bells at 8:12 this morning to celebrate 12 hours until the Olympics begins!

We were going to go and try to see the torch again this morning as it made it’s way down the river, but we just weren’t ready on time!  (It’s probably for the best as it was running late and it’s around E’s nap time)

Tonight we will eat Olympic themed food as we watch the Opening Ceremony 🙂  I love these ideas from Annabel Karmel

The bagels and the ice cream cones are my favourites 🙂

I found lots of other great ideas on Pinterest and put them on my Jubilympics board

Then on Saturday and Sunday we’ll go watch a bit of the cycling road race as they whiz through our neighbourhood, all leading up to our big day on Tuesday when we go to watch the swimming and explore the Olympic Park!

I’ve started making my list and organising all of the essentials that we’ll need to bring with us on the day.  I found out that we can bring a pram as there are places to store them at the venues, but we don’t want to bring our big Bugaboo, so we bought this:

It’s from Mothercare and I’m so excited for it to arrive 🙂

Here’s my list of things to bring so far, we’re only allowed to bring in a small bag, so I hope it will all fit!  They seem to say that there will be healthy food available around the park, but I still want to bring as much food as possible for E, I don’t think he’s ready for Happy Meals quite yet!

Olympics Packing List


  • Nappies
  • Water wipes
  • Nappy sacks
  • Changing mat
  • Spare clothes (vest, top, pants /shorts, socks, dribble bib)


  • Sun screen
  • Bonjela
  • Nelson’s
  • Calpol sachets


  • Muslins
  • Feeding cover
  • Meals
    • Breakfast – wakey wakey cakes
    • Lunch – wraps and peanut butter
    • Dinner – lamb roast dinner pouch
  • Snacks
    • Rice cakes
    • Biscuits
    • Carrot puffs
    • Cheerios
    • Raisins
    • Fruit pouches
  • Spoons
  • Sippy cup
  • Totseat
  • Feeding bibs


  • Soothers and clip
  • Big Muzz

Hot / cold weather clothes

  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hoodie


  • Stroller
  • Baby Bjorn


  • Toys
  • Teething toys


  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coats
  • Water
  • Snack bars
  • Flags


Hopefully I’ve remembered everything, if you’re going to the Olympics too, please let me know what you’re bringing!


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