Thursday, August 21, 2008

The trouble with Sheep

These plus
This =A lovely black eye. The trouble with being married to a cowboy man is that the little monkeys think they should be cowboys too. Recently our town had its little buckaroo rodeo. This is a rodeo where only kids participate. My 2 oldest monkeys decided that riding sheep was a great cowboy thing to do (that is until they were bucked off, layed on, and trampled!) Monkey #2 got this great prize after losing grip on his sheep! We talked him into thinking that is was cool though, and then he was as proud as any cowboy could be.
We also met up with our real hometown cowboy, Jess Davis. I am pretty sure he rides bareback. And no that doesn't mean he just rides around on a horse with he back all bare. It is a event in the rodeo. He rides professionally and is ranked #2 in the world, I think. Well, Monkey #3 saw all the commotion of autographs and pictures and decided that he needed a picture too.
Then he decided he needed to be a cowboy. So up he went onto Twinkle Toes' horse. I am such a good cheerleader for Twinkle Toes that I didn't even get a picture of her. She did 2 events in the rodeo. First she did the poles, which is an event where you weave your horse in and out of a row of poles as fast as you can, then she competed in the barrel racing. She did so awesome, especially considering she was the youngest in her age catagory of 11-15. She took 5th in the poles and 7th in the barrels. I didn't even get a shot of the Bearded Lady. I should have he was all dolled up in his cowboy finest.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Oh the slacker that I am

So I have been a total blog slacker. There are no excuses for my slackiness. I just am a slacker. Thats it enough said.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer is coming to a close

The good times are almost gone.

For some reason I am glad. Maybe because this week has consisted of (and it only gets worse) too much stuff. Three days of dancing workshops and auditions for Twinkle Toes. Three days of Soccer camp for the boys. Practice for the upcoming Rodeo that Twinkle Toes and her brothers will be in. Scouts. Church Activity. School shopping. And to top it all off it is our City Celebration week. There are activities every night and some in the day all of this week.

So, we did most of Twinkle Toes school shopping online (thank goodness), but I had to take the boys to get shoes. This was sooooo not fun. The mall+ a frazzled mom+ three boys= A even more frazzled mom. We did accomplish the task. New shoes for three boys, even though the youngest will not be in school this year, some pants, and some shirts. I also bought Twinkle Toes some shoes. Wrong size, what the heck. So I made 2 trips to the mall today with those boys. I do not like to shop for school. That is all there is too it.

The only good thing about school is that I get my sanity back. A schedule. I am sooooo much better when on a schedule. In these weeks before school I have been known to have panic attacks. I don't know why. Maybe my internal timer just knows that I cannot take anymore. I will be sad though. And who knows what I am to do with Monkey #3 when all the others are gone all day.