Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cowboy Up...

I went to the RODEO! YA!

Yep it was pretty much the most awesome thing ever. Ryan, Louise, the boys, Ryan's little sister, and I got all packed up and went to the Stock show on Saturday. The stock show is a month long exhibition and stock sale that helps remind Coloradians that they are still cowboys (even if it is only for one month out of the year =) ). I was really excited that we all got to go, usually someone has to stay home with the boys and we had a blast.

There was a light show complete with lasers, fireworks and cowgirls in glow in the dark costumes. We were worried that the boys were going to freak out but they did really well. Actually a loud firework went off and I jumped more than Danny did!

There was calf roping, huge stage coaches, liberty style horse exhibitions, a llama and alpaca show and so much more. My favorite part however was the bull riding. I know I said a few months ago that I wanted to be an opera singer, but I changed my mind. I want to be a rodeo star! The fringe, the boots, the glory! The sound the buzzer makes when you have stayed on the back of a rampaging bull for 8 seconds without permenatly injuring yourself and the sweet yet tangy smell of fried twinkies mixed with horse manure! Does life get any better than this? Hey maybe I could be an opera singing, bull rider! That would really be perfect!

The boys also loved the rodeo. Danny didn't want to take a nap because he was so busy watching all of the horses. I guess this is only fitting as he is a little sherriff. His brother, who is a train conductor, also had a good time, but a had a little bit of a melt down towards the end of the night. We promised to go to the train mueseum next time. The highlight of my evening though was when we went and saw the llamas and alpacas. I have a tiny stuffed llama named Griffith that was given to me by some friends. It is the boys favorite toy. So imagine thier excitment when we wandered into the stable area and found a WHOLE ROOM filled with gigantic Griffiths! It was very exciting and very cute. We had a wonderful time and I hope to go back again before it is all over.


meg said...

Sorry I missed the Alpaca show! That part sounded awesome! I guess I need to come back before the stock show ends this month, huh?

Keke said...

Jess, you would make a beautiful rodeo queen...but, um...I don't know...the back of the bull thing always looked a little scarey...like being beat up while going for a ride...LOL! Love the pics, you all look like your having a blast! XO A.Keke

P.S. Do you want to do a small Valentine match box swap? I had in mind a one on one with about 8 people, but if I don't get enough takers like only 4 or 5 maybe we could make it a group swap, it would be fun to have 4 or 5 different ones, and I can't imagine it will take too much time and yet be so yummy...let me know