Moab UT

Moab UT

Saturday, August 25, 2007

North Texas Fair and Rodeo

On Thursday night we hopped in the van and headed over to the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. Last year was our first year to go and it was mighty hot. Not to mention the fact that I was 8-1/2 months pregnant. Anyhow, this year the temp was much cooler and my little 'heater' is now in a stroller.

It's pretty much your typical local fair with rides, local crafts, food booths and , our favorite, the rodeo. I love rodeo's. As a kid we looked forward to the local rodeos. We would always beg my parents to sit as close to the shoots as possible. Well, my kids aren't quite as excited as I was to go to the rodeo. They are more interested in the rides. (In all fairness, there were no rides connected with my hometown rodeo.) Anyhow, we settled in and watched the bull riding. Since Katya has voiced interest in being a cowgirl when she grows up, we asked her how she liked the bull riding. She said "not too terribly". Thank you...

Then came something new to us all. It's called "Mutton Bustin'". I hope you all get to see this sporting event at least once in your life. It is for young boys and girls 5-7 years old and under 55lbs. They get on a sheep and see how long they can stay on as the sheep comes barreling out of the shoot-really fast. There ain't nothin' cuter than a mini cowboy tryin' to ride a mutton'. It is too cute. Katya says this is the kind of cowgirl she wants to be. We may need to skip the fair from now on...

Here are a couple of pics: (Make sure you click on the last photo to check out the little cowboy straddling the fence while sizing up the competition in his 'flamed' chaps.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

From my three year old:

"Mom, is jelly made from jelly fish?"

Oh yeah, and today when we were swimming in the pool, Thea looked closely into my eyes with her big brown eyes and with all the love she could gush forth she said: "Mom, your a weally good dwiver".

Ahhh, I'm so glad that she really doesn't think that I'm a bad driver (see August 8 post), that she was just driven by toddler anger when she told me I WASN'T a good driver.

I can sleep at night again.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Ocean!

There is nothing like getting a package in the mail. I still enjoy opening mail myself, except the kind that has a due date.

The girls got a package from Grandma and Grandpa Ocean on Wednesday. It included one very cool super woman-type costume, which Katherine, being the oldest, quickly put on; one very frilly ballet costume, which Thea being the "the frillier the better" kind of girl, quickly put on and one simple ballet suit, which Thea added to her costume, because according to Thea whoever coined the phrase "less is more" had no idea what they were talking about.

The box also included some new horses to add to their collection. The girls LOVE playing with horses. Their horses wear barbie clothes, jewelry, barbie shoes, the works. They bathe with them, take them on trips to the store, play outside with them, sleep with them. Occasionally they are just plain old farm horses, but not very often.

Luckily for the horses, the box also included some new barbie clothes. Fashion straight from the Northwest.

The girls do love their barbies-especially Thea, but their horses do enjoy their new outfits. (Must be city horses.)

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the great box of goodies! We love you!
Katherine, Thea and Zoe

P.S. Zoe says the horse hooves taste great! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The truth hurts

"Mom, your a weally bad dwiver!"(driver)

This is what my three year old told me yesterday when she was mad at me.

My response? "Worse than Papa?" Her response: "Yes!"