Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Severe drought conditions ~ along with continuing fires across the state of New Mexico ~ kept us from being able to enjoy a firework show this year, but we had a great time all the same. We spent part of the day at a local Apache Indian ceremony, the Dance of the Maidens, but were not allowed to bring cameras so I have no photographic evidence.

We also stopped for some good ole All-American ice cream afterwards and attended a local rodeo as well. The boys absolutely loved it and were happy to stay around for the final event, bull riding. They even got to participate in their first-ever Calf Scramble! Fun times.

Ice cream and checkers on the 4th of July.
The boys participated in the Calf Scramble at the 4th of July rodeo.  Here, Trey chases after the calf (although he admitted later he had no idea WHY everyone was chasing the calf or WHAT he was supposed to do if he did, in fact, get close to the calf).  Love that boy!
Joshua follows the calves' progress too, although he wasn't clear on the objective of the game either.  Either way, both boys had a good time, loved running around the rodeo grounds, and were both awarded neckerchiefs for their efforts.
Me with my two recently-inducted rodeo cowboys!

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