Saturday, June 21, 2008

Strawberry Days!

Strawberry Days is probably one of my favorite parts of the summer. I love all the fun activities that go on, the Rodeo, the parade, etc....


We went to the rodeo on Thursday. Braxton was doing the mutton busting. I tried to get a picture of him actually on the sheep, but he fell off right away, so here is a picture of him laying on the ground. When you ask him if it was fun, he'll say "yes", but if you ask him if he wants to do it again, he'll get a sad face and say "not this year". Hopefully he'll forget how scary it was and want to do it again next year! Gavin LOVED the Rodeo. He especially loved watching the horses. He couldn't take his eyes off the show!

He does this thing when he wants something. He puts his hands out gestures that he wants it to come here. He did that a lot while he was watching.
Poor Casey worked 12 hours that day, and really wanted to go to bed, but he was a good sport and come along.
This is for Allison Box...Spencer (her husband), is the one in teh dark blue shirt. He and some friends did the wild cow milking contest. I think they got 2nd. Nice job Spencer!
Huck Finn Festival

On Friday, we went up to Battlecreek park where they flooded part of the park and put big fish in the "pond" and let us fish for them. We had a hard time working the fishing poles, so near the end, they let everyone get in and just try to catch the fish with their hands or nets. We didn't really try to catch any fish, the kids just had fun going out and getting wet!

This lady near us was out there on her hands and knees catching fish with her hands. She ended up with 3!
They had horses that the kids were able to ride on. Gavin even got on. He was a little worried at first, but then he thought it was fun.

Today was the parade, and it was HOT. Gavin seemed to have fun. He liked the sirens, the horses and the bands. Other then that, he probably thought it was pretty boring!


Kirsten said...

You went to everything! How fun! Gavin is going to be afraid of nothing when he gets older.

Kat and Steve said...

I love summertime. It never seems to last long enough. Yay for Strawberry days!

Ashleigh said...

I was bummed we couldn't go to the rodeo this year! Looks like you had a lot of fun during Strawberry Days!

Allison Box said...

Looks like you had a great time during Strawberry Days. I am glad you got that picture of Spencer. Notice that I am now just seeing it on your blog. I haven't been on the computer at home forever. So now I can post some pictures of the rodeo too.