it was cowboy day around here.
it was also "oh my gosh, i just had 2 trunk shows, our house is a wreck & i have so much to do so why am i doing cowboy day today day", but that's a mouthful for another post.
today, we'll talk about cowboy day.
which you should know was really just a sad attempt @ getting hudson excited about his cowboy costume.
you'll remember THIS post.
anyway, i had originally planned to invite some friends over & make this a big "to do", but well, you know life happened & this is what we got.
which he thought was fun & i was glad.
we read about slim jim watkins in why cowboys sleep with their boots on by laurie knowlton.
cute book, though a little over his head, so i kinda summarized. it's a tall tale of little southwest critters stealing away with various cowboy clothing items of slim jim's. pretty cute, nice illustrations & a good time to talk about boots, bandanas, cowboy hats, etc ("sooo cool how YOU have these, too, hud!!)
that lead us to this little activity...
i love cowboy small & hudson REALLY liked it & it may very well be what saves us this halloween. the book features a crescent moon, which is always a plus in hudson's world & small's horse is named cactus, which is apparently really funny. now what really seals small's coolness deal is that he
b. plays the guitar
THANK YOU lois lenski for knowing EXACTLY what would win my boy's heart!
so i'm saying there's still hope for a cowboy halloween around here.
between woody & cowboy small, we may be a go.
am i jinxing myself?
anyway, our last little activity was making trail mix.
lacking time to find a recipe this weekend, i just raided the bulk section @ heb.
raisins, dried cranberries, yogurt covered almonds (my fav), chocolate covered blueberries (hud's fav - totally clueless about the blueberries), sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, wheat chex, sliced almonds, dried mango
he tried each (SHOCKER to me!!) & then chose the ones he wanted to make a mix.
he didn't love the seeds, but i decided just to let this be a fun activity & not to push the food issue. i was actually beyond thrilled that he tried them without any prodding from me.
so that was my heart felt attempt @ getting mr. i'm-going-to-be-buzz excited about cowboys. yes that's right, in the last week he started saying that's he's going to be buzz for halloween.
as in lightyear.
as in WHAT?? the worst part is that he says it in the sweetest way as if a buzz costume will just most certainly drop from the sky on sunday.
i guess he just thinks you say what you want to be & it magically appears. *sigh*
keeping my fingers crossed... will keep you posted.
ps: there are tons of cowboy ideas for little ones here.