Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Stock show 2009
This is quickly becoming one of our favorite January traditions. Christmas is gone and the cold weather is usually in full swing and it is nice to have something fun to look forward to each year.
Jimmy's dad, Big Mack they called him, was a judge out at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for 20 years as well as working the corporate side of things doing the books (his dad was an accountant by trade and education... Tech alum).
Anyway, although going to the stock show and rodeo was not Jimmy's favorite things growing up, as an adult he has really embraced that part of his heritage. Jimmy's dad passed away in 2003 so I think going to the stock show for him is a way to give our girls and soon our son a little piece of Big Mack. I am sad that the children and I never got to know this special person that Jimmy saw as a real hero in his life. However, I am grateful for the little things we can do to have a little part of him in our lives.... the stock show being one of those!
Highlights from 2009:
Anna loved the HUGE mama pig nursing her eleven squealing piglets.
Serene LOVED watching these two baby goats try and eat straw from this bag hanging on the fence... they couldn't quite get to it and it was rather entertaining to watch... she laughed and laughed. Of course watching the laughing 13 month old watching the goats was the best part for Jimmy and I!!
Jimmy and I enjoyed a corn dog and some nachos... if that isn't a highlight what is?? =)
Looking forward to 2010 with a 5 year old, a 2 year old and a 7 month old. Everyday gets more exciting in this house!!!!!