Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Caldwell Night "Radio"

Jeff made the #1 parent mistake with young kids and that is he told Gunnar about a month ago that we would take him to the rodeo. Jeff didn't have to hear it as much as I did, but Gunnar talked about it at least 3 times a day for the entire month and he always called it the radio. He cracks us up. I heard how he is going to wear is cowboy shirt, hats and boots and ride a horse. I heard that every day!
Thankfully the rodeo finally arrived and he went on family night where kids get in free. I really like rodeos. They are really fun and fast paced and the crowds are pretty fun. The weather this year was great. Not really hot and not really cold. Gunnar ended up wearing just the hat and boots with shorts and his blue shirt. His cowboy boots are also blue. The same color of blue as that shirt actually. And he wouldn't wear his hat like you are supposed to.. He wears it tipped way back. We asked him why and he told us that if it was down, he can't see. Gunnar's first rodeo was when he was 4 months old so it was fun to go back this year.
Brecken loved the action. We think that he really did. He was so alert and awake for a good part of it. But he also took a nap in the middle of it too. These things are pretty loud. It amazes me how babies can sleep right through stuff like this.
Towards the end, he woke up and became hilarious. Out of no where, he was cracking smiles one after the other. Big smiles, not little half smiles.
And then they ended just as quickly as they started.
We had a lot of fun. Half way through, Gunnar decided that he was done and wanted to go home. I think it was because of all of the food around us and constantly being carried around us. He ate a really good dinner too before we left but that kid claims to have an empty stomach all the time. I was not about to pay lots of money for that. Plus I didn't even have cash with me so it wasn't tempting at all. This particular rodeo is on the professional circuit so it isn't one of your small town rodeos and the plus is that it is down the street from my house. Can't beat close family fun. Until next time, Caldwell Night "Radio".

7 clever remarks:

Megan and Greg said...

Fun! Gunnar looked so cute in his hat! I wanted to see his boots, though :) Man, everytime I see Breckin, I can't get over those cheeks. It's like they just BULGE from his little face! It reminds me of Tanner. He had huge cheeks too. I've never been to a rodeo, but it sounds cool

Beth said...

I haven't been the the radio here either... I was putting my foot down and going this year until we found out one of our favorite bands were playing at the fair the very next week (tonight) so I had to choose... and my hubby is so into music, the band won out. So CNR next year!! I can't wait. You are so disciplined not to buy the expensive food... I usually cave on that deal, and it's ridiculous.

katy said...

I hate it when I make the mistake of telling Ivy something. Natalie and Aaron would wait to tell Brad and Morgan until they were actually on their way to where they were going. The boys look so cute in there hats. So funny about Brecken smiling out of no where. The crowd must have had great energy.

HeidiT said...

Looks like so much fun, Gunnar talked about it for days. And don't worry - he already invited me to next years if I bring Camden with us. I believe his exact words were "Do you have a stroller? Because if you do you can come with us next time when Camden comes out of your tummy. Because our baby is already out of my mom's tummy." Haha!

Penny Cluff said...

The baby is growing! I can still see little Kristi in that cute face. I know what you mean about telling Gunnar about the rodeo too early. I have made that mistake with my grandkids and I have had to give many "I am sorry" to their parents for them having to endure countless "how much longer?" or "is it time for..." You would think I would have learned from having my six little ones doing the same thing.

Mindy said...

goodness, I left a comment on this one last week but I guess it didn't show. Lame. Heidis comment was funny though. I love how Breckin smiles now!

Mindy said...

Haha I spelled Brecken's name wrong on my last comment. I knew I would do that.