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