Monday, July 9, 2012


When Peyton was around 3 I took him with me to a women’s clothing store.  To keep him occupied, the store clerk gave Peyton a book that had been left at the store.


Have you ever read this?  It’s about a bull, that is being bullied Smile.  When it came time to leave the store, Peyton wanted to keep the book.  I tried to give it back to the clerk, but she let him keep it.  Ferdinand continued to be one of his favorites for several years.

This was one of his favorite toys, probably his only favorite toy. 


It was kind of expensive for something that wasn’t for his birthday or anything, but he would ask for it every time his Meme (Tom’s mom) would take him to Wal-Mart.  He wasn’t going to forget about it.  She bought it for him.


Peyton would play with this rodeo set A LOT. 



57 teeny tiny pieces.



I have been thinking about this rodeo set and book for awhile.  I finally got the set out of storage.  I don’t know what I will do with it, I just knew I wanted to make sure nothing had happened to it.  As you can tell from the pictures, Peyton took very good care of it.  Even the box is in very good condition.

I don’t have a great message or purpose for this blog post.  I only wanted to share a little more about the boy I love so much.  I am amazed at the interest and passion Peyton had for this sport at such a young age.  I do sometimes wonder what it would have been like if we had let him pursue rodeo when he was younger.  Would he have gotten over it? Would he have excelled?  There’s no way of knowing, so I will continue to look forward, carrying my Peyton with me wherever I go.

Thanks for reading : )



MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

How cool is it that you still have that book and rodeo set? Speaking of which, I don't think I have EVER seen a rodeo play set at the store before-- not even Hobby Lobby! :)

Kay said...

I have many things that are evidence that my little guy was here too. I love the pics and seeing the fun toys that shaped your son. Hugs and love!