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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rodeoing for the last time

Last night we ventured to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the last time this year.  I have been three times, Drew has gone twice, and last night we finally took the kids.  Elena has been so excited for weeks.  She kept asking when we were going to the "radio" despite us repeatedly telling her it was the rodeo.

Finally we had perfect weather.  It was a beautiful, sunny day.  Everyone looked very "Texas" except for poor Jonah who is still sporting his camo cast.  The only thing he can wear is athletic pants and shorts.  He was a little bummed!  Friday that cast comes off for good we hope!!!

We arrived in time for the kids to walk through the ag building and see all the animals.  We saw calves born yesterday morning, baby pigs, and chicks in the process of being born.  Elena was thrilled to see all the animals.  The boys did their own thing with Drew so no pictures of their adventures, but they said it was fun.
My little cowgirl

The kids really enjoyed the rodeo action.  This was the first time any of them had been to the rodeo and I don't think it will be the last.  I think the calf scramble and bull riding was a favorite.  But, the mutton bustin was pretty popular with them as well.
Wagon Races...my personal favorite

Such a cute cowboy!
Dierks Bentley was the performer last night and he was really good.  His energy was awesome!  He climbed into the audience during one song!  The kids knew a bunch of his songs so they were well entertained.  So, a great concert plus fireworks kept them happy and entertained all night long!
Here comes the stage
Opening fireworks

Jonah loved all the guitar playing!
Mammy and Pappy enjoying the concert
Cell phone "lighters" during "HOME"....awesome sight! Love this song!
I had tons of fun going to the rodeo with Drew and with Kim, but I especially loved going with my family. Their need to eat everything in sight made me a little crazy, but the excitement and awe on their faces during the rodeo, the concert, or walking through the exhibition hall made the night one to remember.  It was fun to watch them sing along to the songs and to cheer for the cowboys and cowgirls.  It is a blessing to be able to share this Houston tradition with my kiddos, Mammy, and Pappy!  So very thankful....

Yep...Samuel was chewing gum.

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