Thursday, March 24, 2011

This Ain't My First Rodeo

Last week was Spring Break,  and before we headed to Oklahoma, the kids and I visited the Texas Star Rodeo.  I grew up going to Rodeos and this was my first one since I was a child.  But this was my kid's first rodeo....and we had a blast.

For all our non-Texas friends, here is our list of 'must-do's' while at the Rodeo.......

 check out the events 
- so it was a Tuesday morning, and all they had were the girls 
showing their horses in kids still liked it.
check out a funny event 
like these adorable pigs racing to get an oreo.
 pet a deer?
only in Texas y'all.
 Scare your 2-year old while petting the deer, so that he doesn't want anything to do with the animals.
 ride a tractor.
we showed him the right way........
 eat some yummy (and expensive) carnival food.
like a ginormous corny dog.
 and the requisite funnel cake.
 take the kids on some crazy carnival rides.
unlimited ride wristband half-off.
 make sure you capture those great expressions......

 and require your kids to do some sibling-bonding while on the rides together....
 or maybe not.
 see the rodeo through the eyes of your 2-year old.
 capture those smiles....
 and fearful faces.....
especially this one......


Shawn said...

Dang you second cup of coffee!

That picture of Brodys face just made me regret having that second cup!


Lindsay said...

Ohh my word you got some amazing shots! What fun you guys had at the rodeo!!

Nancy said...

GREAT pictures! Looks like a really fun day!!

Kelli said...

Oh my...that looks like a blast and makes me want to go to my State fair right now. Ooh, corndog...yum!!! I love the pictures of the faces on the last ride :)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

That is hilarious!! I love those faces. You are quite the photographer. Fun day.

Connie said...

LOL! Those faces are priceless!

Love that corndog. *wink*

Impulsive Addict said...

Is it just me (and Connie) or does that corny dog look totally inappropriate?

You took some fabulous pics! I'm a little bit jealous of your photography skills.

I do not enjoy most rodeos. I hate when they rope the poor little calf's. It's just not nice.

Mamarazzi said...

oh em gee...that corn dog is

that last pic i soooo priceless, his face. i am dying laughing!

i love all things fair/rodeo/carnival.

MiMi said...

That looks like so much fun! I want a footlong hotdog on a stick!!!
But what would I eat??

Take that wherever you wanna.

Darling's said...

LOVE, LOVE the super shot 6 ride expressions!! TOO funny!!! Bet he will enjoy those again in 10 years.

Myya said...

Great pictures! How do you manage to catch such great facial expressions? SERIOUSLY GREAT pictures!

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