Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rodeo Round-up

If you live in Clovis then you should know that the last weekend in April means one thing...RODEO!
Even though I have lived in Clovis since 5th grade, I have only been to the rodeo twice. Every year I want to go and something comes up. I was sooooooo excited when one of my students gave me tickets this year!

The celebrations kicked off on Friday when Landry had a rodeo dress up day at preschool!


Saturday morning we woke up early and headed out to get a spot to watch the Rodeo Parade.
It was pretty gray and cloudy...and a bit chilly...but we still had fun!


Someone got a bit impatient waiting for it to start...


So he decided to make his own entertainment by dancing in the street...to no music!


Here's a little video of his "moves" :)

video

Once the parade started...he loved it...horses...




bands...the third boy from the left is one of my former students...so exciting to see so many of my former students and cheerleaders in the parade!


It was quite a long parade...like 2 1/2 hours long...and someone got a bit restless towards the end. :)


After the parade we went home for a bit, ate some lunch, grabbed Chad, and headed to the rodeo grounds!



We had a blast watching the bronco riding...


mutton bustin'...


team roping...



a trick team performance...


including some longhorns... 



tie down roping...


and barrel racing.


Landry LOVED watching all of the cowboys!



The grand finale...bull riding!



It ended up being a great day at the rodeo...the weather was PERFECT! 
Huge thanks, again to the Genco family for the tickets.
I am now hooked...and will be going every year! :)

Easter Fun!

It isn't officially Easter time until Landry takes his picture with the bunnies! 
He loves going to see them each year...and I am pretty sure the feeling is mutual.

Sorry for the poor picture quality...this is a picture of the picture from my phone!

Landry also had an Easter party at preschool. 
Here he is decorating his basket...getting ready for the egg hunt!


All of the "bunnies" lined up and ready to find some eggs.


Each child was allowed to find 7 eggs...the race was on!





Last one!


Apparently this is the look I get when I try to take his picture, outside, and he doesn't have his glasses on. :)


After the egg hunt the kids enjoyed an outside picnic.
Here is Landry and his buddy Luke!



So thankful to have the week off and be able to spend time with this cutie!
Also so grateful to have him in a preschool that is so loving and does so many fun things for the kids...while teaching them a ton!


Fast forward to Easter morning...
Landry followed the carrot trail to his basket!


He was very excited about all of his goodies! But...then he showed a bit of ungratefulness when he asked where the "rest of his stuff" was and if "this was all he got." So, I "gently"...not so gentle...had him count all of the items the Easter Bunny brought him, reminded him that Auntie KK and Uncle Ron had a basket for him, Nawnie and Papa had a basket for him, G.G. and Poppie had one for him...and then I decided to show him some pictures of other children in the world that were less fortunate than him. Can you tell I was more than a bit upset...and disappointed in him? So...things are going to be changing a bit around here!

Ok...enough of my soapbox...back to Easter. :)

When Auntie KK, Uncle Ron, Nawnie, and Papa came over...as promised...there were more goodies for Landry to check out!


After lunch it was time for the egg hunt! 
Landry had been "practicing" all week and could hardly wait to find the eggs.
Some of them proved to be easy to find...





While others were a bit more "challenging!" :)


He seriously walked right by this one at least three time!


This was probably the most challenging! Can you spot the egg?


It is right there...right in front of your nose!


After we did a few egg hunts...it was time for...what has become a bit of a tradition...water gun fight!


Everyone was armed and ready to go...except Uncle Ron. 
Apparently he doesn't enjoy a good squirt gun fight. :)


I know where Landry got his love of water guns...this guy!


The two of them show no mercy!


It was a wonderful afternoon...once again...beautiful weather, yummy food, and fun times with family. Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of the 3 of us. :(