Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yee Haw For The Last Day Of School

Last Friday was the last day of school for my girls. Every year the last day is a field day of sorts. They have bouncers, games, snacks, and hot dogs for lunch. Last year's theme was Boot Camp and they had camo t-shirts for the kids, army style obstacle courses, and all sorts of military style fun. This year the theme was Rodeo, which is perfect considering the school is surrounded by acres of ranch land.
I roped WB into taking the day off and he was asked to drive the tractor for the hayride. They asked if he could drive a tractor and I laughed, because we all know about WB and his tractor.
Anyway, he was perfectly content driving around the middle school track all morning with kids in tow. He entertained each group with exclamations like, "In the case of a water emergency your seats can be used as a floatation device" or "We will be traveling at a top speed of 4 miles per hour today". Little One, my friend KK and I were assigned to keep the rowdies in control during the rides. Needless to say, I still have hay marks on my legs.

Em and Little One

Brice Chapman,

a famous cowboy from Texas Tech, came to entertain the kids with Crossfire his horse. And later his dog Sooner came in for some fun. The kids were mesmerized. All day kids kept asking WB if he was that guy on the horse. All guys in cowboy hats and a pair of starched Wranglers must look the same, I guess.

Everyone had a wonderful day. It was just the right way to end the school year and our time at public school for now. It was full of good memories and lots of fun. Oh, and it was just the excuse I needed to buy myself a new hat.


Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

Love the hat, hon! Enjoy your bag-making class, I can't wait to see a photo?!

Jody Hedlund said...

Sounds like a blast! And I love the little comments in your side bar about the funny things your daughter says! I have a book of comments like that from the things my children have said over the years and it's so fun to pull out and read!

Jill Kemerer said...

Terrific! Cute pics, open skies, and cowboys...sigh... Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the summer!

Kara said...

Thanks Sasha, lets hope it turns out!!

Jody I've been saving the comments on the computer, but need to put them in a book. That is a wonderful idea.

Thanks, Jill. I have to admit open skies and cowboys make the summer more fun;)

Pat's Place said...

Yee Haw, y'all! Y'all look right at home in my part of the world!

Aimee said...

What a fun way to end school!

Nancy said...

We never had anything like that in our schools in Michigan while I was teaching. Looks like loads of fun. Can't imagine a place like Texas with all that blue sky. Hope to go there some day. Grerat pictures.

Kara said...

It was a lot of fun. The parents are so involved at that school, which is really neat.

Nancy, you need to visit Texas! It is all so different, but here in the Panhandle the skies stretch across the wide open plains for as far as the eye can see.

It's my little piece of heaven:)