Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 8, 2010

Stampede is HUGE in this town. It is a rodeo and fair on steriods!!! For my fellow San Diegans it is WAAAYYY bigger than the Del Mar Fair. Anyway, the whole city gets into the spirit of Stampede and everyone becomes a cowboy. Evan had a physical therapy appointment the day the hospital had their Stampede parade. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!! I am so glad that our therapists told us about it! First we watched the parade from the hill and then ALL of the characters and floats from parade came and partied with the kiddos. My boys got to sit in a helicopter, pet all of the therapy dogs, pet a therapy horse, talk with Ronald McDonald, look at all of the floats, eat a lot of free snacks, and a TON of other stuff. We were there for 2 full hours! At the end of it one of the ladies from the stampede committee came up to Evan and gave him an award for being such a good driver (Evan was tickled!)

Evan saw this school bus and got really excited ... I asked him what kind of bus it was and he responds with:
"A smiling bus"
well he was accurate :-)

They gave the kids real cowboy hats!

Evan kept trying to put this clown nose on all of the therapy animals. I don't think he realizes that this dog doesn't have a nose.

they let him ring the bell on this train, in this picture he is saying goodbye to me

Evan and I LOVE the playground at the hospital because it is wheelchair accessible. Simply playing on a playground as he pleases is a luxury that Evan doesn't take for granted.

What a charmer

Evan was so excited that he now has a cowboy hat just like Daddy ... can this picture get any cuter???


Peter and Mandy said...

Wow that looks like a lot of fun. Do the therapy pets work at the hospital? Does Evan get to ride the pony?

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh! What a fun day for the boys. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the picture of Justin & Evan in their cowboy hats :)

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

they do work at the hospital, but we haven't actually ever seen them before that day.