Mutton Bustin'8:24 AM
Okay, so despite the fact that I have lived in Texas my entire life, I have never heard the term Mutton Bustin'. Well, that all changed on Thursday when we decided to visit the Houston Rodeo with some friends. My sweet baby boy went Mutton Bustin' for the very first time and let me just say...I'm so proud. ;) He's such a fearless kid and I knew as soon as we saw it and heard the crowd roaring that the next question would be "Mom, can I do it?!!" And, of course, how could I resist. It sure did look like fun and I knew this would be the closest we would ever come to making his dream of riding a real bull come true. Haha. So we signed him up and the rest is history. I will admit, my heart did just about leap out of my chest as I saw my precious baby in that big helmet and vest being placed on top of a wild, mangy sheep in the pin. But, he did an awesome job and hung on as long as he could! He ended up scoring 95 out of 100 possible points and was just shy of first place. If they had asked me, I would have said he won, but they didn't. :)
Right before it was his turn to ride, they announced his name, favorite food (steak), and what he wants to be when he grows up (a cowboy). Then the gate swung open and that sheep took off! Go Lukey Go!!