Monday, July 20, 2015

Well, we've just had our annual show/rodeo
here in Katherine, so it was a busy weekend.
This year the girls and I entered quite a few
sections and managed to come
 home with a few prizes!
We entered sewing, lego, woodwork,
cakes, preserves, art work,
photography (of course), and craft.
I scored two 1st's, two 2nd's, three 3rd's
Abbi- Two 1st's, three 2nd's, two 3rd's
Emilee - One 2nd
Maddy - Two 2nd's
Chloe - One 2nd
Dave was able to fill up on
his annual show food,
which, not surprisingly,
didn't taste any better than last year!
James braved a ride on the Hurricane
with the girls, Chloe and Maddy entered
the egg toss and the thong throw.
We had a great time at the rodeo,
sitting behind the rails so close that
we were frequently showered in dirt
and on one occasion, I got covered in
horse hair as it rushed passed.
There was also the excitement
of a bucking bronc running into the rails
just next to us and bending them in!
Thankfully, this was just after Emilee and
Maddy had climbed down
 from sitting on them!
Now that the excitement is over
it's back to school and life in general.
We have been experiencing some very
cold weather (for us, anyway) so
it's on with the Ug boots and jackets.
I have uploaded a short video
of some of the action.