Last year I went alone and nearly had a heart attack...walking, cleaning up a messy diaper just before boarding a tram, controlling 2 boys, orchestrating a pony ride for both of them and keeping the baby happy. It was tough! But, the kids had a great time. Me?- not so much. But, it's not about me, right? So, this year, at the request of many family members and friends, I recruited my husband for El Rodeo Day! I figured this would be more enjoyable for all. It definitely was more enjoyable for the kids. But, at the end of it all, after being exhausted from all of the things we did last year and did again this year (minus the near heart attack- thankfully!) I looked at Moustapha and asked him "At what age do you think our kids have to be for the rodeo to be fun for us again?"
Fast forward to 1 hour later when all of the kids are asleep in their beds at 6pm. The boys were so exhausted, they slept the entire night. Trinity will not miss a meal, so she woke up for that and quickly returned to a restful sleep. I would say that is the payoff for all of the work. We had a really quiet night. :-)
Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to have fun!
Bakri with Tiki the pony
Bakri, Maddux & Miss Moo
Maddux and Tiki the pony
Moustapha and Baby Trinity
A little smile from Miss Trinity
Trinity and Linda the Pony (no, we didn't plan that) :-) But, pretty cute that Little Linda is riding Linda the pony!
Trinity, not so sure about the Bunny