As you may or may not know, I am the proud mother of the ABC Rodeo's 2009 Mutton Bustin GRAND CHAMPION! Last year, Paycos beat out 183 other kids to win the title! He tried out on a Tuesday, made it to the second round which was Friday night in the actual rodeo, then the final 10 competed in the Saturday night rodeo. It was AWESOME! It was such a confidence booster for him and I was choking back tears of overwhelming pride! Justin and I still get giddy when we talk about it. He held on for dear life and genuinely loved every second of it! Who would have thought that Paycos, of all kids, would ride?! We thought he would chicken out at the last minute, but heck no! That boy jumped right in there as fearless as could be! I'm re-living this moment and getting excited all over again because it's time for round 2. Tryouts for the 2010 rodeo are this Tuesday the 30th. He can't wait!!!! This will be his last year to ride because the age range is 4-7. If he makes it into the top 30, they will let us know what night he will compete again. Then, if he makes the top 10, he'll ride one more time on the final Saturday night rodeo. Sooooo keep your fingers crossed people!!!! Here's some pictures from last year.
(WEARING THE SAME SHIRT FOR GOOD LUCK!!)
GET ON THAT SHEEP!!!
AND HE WINS A VEST AND BELT BUCKLE!!!
A LITTLE VIDEO FROM THE FRIDAY NIGHT RIDE:
I decided that this year I wasn't going to do the filming because on the other videos, all you can hear is me screaming and it almost makes you nauseas to watch because I was jumping up and down so much! It was just too exciting!!!