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.

10 comments:

Hey It's Di said...

You are going to have to change those monkey's names to Tater, Buck and Wiley. Sound like some good cowboy names to me!

A black eye just shows toughness! (I've never had one:)

petersons said...

Jessy Davis is freakin hot! I'm just sayin. Had I known I could go somewhere and get a looky...I would have been there :)

Heidi said...

That's awesome! I wish we could have been there. Are your monkeys gonna do the rodeo next year? Cause Rob and I really want to come! Tell your kids we say "HI!" :)

Abbey said...

I agree that Davis kid is pretty hot. There is nothing like a hot cowboy!!! My hubby is pretty hot...but soooo not a cowboy!
I wish we could have made it. Maybe next year!

Bonny said...

hey whoa! when did Jess become a pro! I remember him in sunday school growing up, we were pals.

Molly said...

Oh man I hate missing stuff like this. We took the kids to the fair today and I was thinking while we were there how much Pinkie would love the rodeo. I think she would even ride sheep.

Heidi said...

The Portuguese is coming, but really slowly ... meh.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Nice shiner! I can't believe they had a "I've turned gay" wall at your reunion. Sheesh!

Martys Funky Bunch said...

You make me laugh, your kids get to do great things.  Love the SHINNER!  Shan

Princess said...

I can not believe how good twinkle toes did!!! She is going to go pro! I think that her horse could use a diet though!! Tell the bearded lady to cut back a little on the oats!!! haha

The Monkeys did really good as well! I guarantee next year Monkey #3 will be on a sheep! That kid is fear less!