Finley had so much fun at the Rodeo. Her favorite activity was playing Fun at the Farm, which is the same every year, I will be sad when she finally outgrows it. Shockingly, she didn't ask to ride a single carnival ride. We watched the Pig Races and Mutton Bustin, but not a single ride was ridden. She was selected to wave a checkered flag during the pig racing and they even let her keep the flag. She loved the Calf Scramble the best during the actual rodeo events. She also enjoyed both an ice cream sandwich AND a push-up, she had a nice sugar high for the whole train ride home.
Finley still loves visiting the zoo. Our last visit we were lucky to be there while the giraffe feeding area was open. They even gave Finley three extra leaves to feed the giraffes, she was so excited.
Finley was so excited for Rodeo Festival this year. She was sad that her boots no longer fit, but she didn't let that dampen her spirits. It was rainy and cold, but the kids still had an amazing time. Finley's class rotated from station to station, visiting the petting zoo, working on coloring a new bandana, pony races, a farm themed bouncy slide and even a pony ride. She proclaimed the slide to be her most favorite activity. She was also quite excited to score an extra juice box during snack time, sometimes it is the little things.
Mr. Sid and Miss Ashley gifted Finley with her very own digital camera yesterday. Finley took over a 100 pictures with it on the first day. She has already taken over a 100 pictures this morning, she is obsessed. Here are some of the highlights from yesterday.
Finley loves her new sled. Even more than tubing and skiing. We went sledding for about three hours the other day and finished the afternoon by building a new snowman. Finley was shocked that there were remains from our prior snowman building efforts. We even found the carrot!
Much to Finley's disappointment, there isn't any tubing in Snowmass or Aspen. Tubing in Beaver Creek was one of her most favorite things to do. On Friday nights, they have tubing, snow biking and snow slides set up at Elk Camp in Snowmass. And it is only $5 compared to the $50 tubing in Beaver Creek. We got there right when it opened, which meant we were able to get several good tube runs in before the crowds picked up. Finley stuck her hands and feet straight up in the air when she went down, the guys at the top of the hill were all laughing at her, they though she was too cute. Finley is already counting the days until we can go again.