Sunday, July 20, 2008

City Slickers

This weekend was Atomic Days in Arco. It's a fun little celebration they have every year. They have a parade that starts out with a plane flying extremely low overhead and dropping ping pong balls on the street. All the kids run and get the balls and then when the parade is over they can take them to the Sheriff's Office and get a fifty cent piece for every ball they got. After that, we head to the park for food and games. There's always a big softball tournament, a mud volleyball tournament, and a horse shoe tournament for the adults. At night, there's always a big rodeo. So, Jaxon decides he wants to do the Mutton Bustin' at the rodeo. All of the other kids are there in there boots and wranglers with their cowboy shirts and hats. Well, Jaxon shows up in gym shorts and a tank top with sandals- and wins it! This was his first time ever riding a sheep and he was a little nervous when he actually got there, but Papa Steve was in the pen with him and told him he wouldn't let him get hurt. His first ride was great. He rode until the whistle and got 90 points! Then, he had to do a "ride off" in the actual rodeo for first place. That time he got too far up on the sheep's neck and the sheep rolled him pretty hard, but he just jumped up. He got 77 points for that ride! He won a pretty nice belt buckle and a new love for the rodeo. We are going to have to try and find some more rodeo's- he's hooked!

** Watch the sheep on the second ride. He rolls so hard he thinks he's dead and throws his legs straight up in the air. We keep watching that over and over and laughing our heads off! :)


Chy & Justin Jorgensen said...

Jaxson is ALL boy! That was AWESOME dude! It sounds like you guys had so much fun... funny all the fun stuff in little towns. I'm a big fan now that I live in one:) We just had a Sweet Onion Festivle, who knew you could have a festivle about onions!

Chy & Justin Jorgensen said...

There was a chef demo featuring 101 recipes with Walla Walla sweet onions! We only got through like 2 but its was fun:) I'm diggin the ping pong ball thing! I hope you brought a BIG purse so your kids could shove as many in as they could fit! CHA CHING! You guys should sell that big house on the hill and make a wad of cash, then move to Arco:)Sounds good to me!

Ryan and Krystal said...

Hey Mindy, Looks like you had a fun time! Your welcome for the salsa. I am glad you could share it with more people. Did you try it with cilantro?

Stephens Family said...

This totally cracks me up!! I love watching the little sheep with the kids riding them at rodeos. They are hilarious! Get him into rodeo and he could make ya some good mula! Looks like he has the guts for it! : )