Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Rodeo and A Girls Dream Come True

Yee-haw!! We took the kids to the Rodeo on Friday and boy did they love it. We all loved it. We went with our good friends the McKellars and the kids had just as much fun as we did. We did the Carnival first. Ellie wasn't quite tall enough to ride many rides- luckily for her bow she passed for a few of them. And we had to win them each stuffed animals. After buying too many tickets and finally winning them both something (go mommy) I realized that inside the arena they had cheap stuffed animals that were way cuter. Oh well. Then we headed to see the animals. The highlight for us was the new baby pigs just born yesterday. They were so cute!! They made Frank actually want to go buy a pig for our kids to raise. You know there would be NO WAY we could give up a pig if we raised it for a year. Needless to say, I don't see me giving into a pig joining our family any time soon even though they are cute. After eating my old Aggie favorite, Freebirds we went to the kiddie area for the kids to ride ponies, play in a farmers market area, watch pig races and ride a mechanical bull. Yes, even Ellie rode the bull. Gavin wanted to but I didn't think Ellie would want to. I asked her, "are you sure?" and she said, "yes, it's real right?" She is quite the dare devil. After walking around for almost 4 hours we were all ready to go take our awesome seats for Taylor Swift. For those of you that know Ellie- you know she is in LOVE with her and has been for quite some time. She has both of Taylor Swifts cd's, Taylor Swift barbie, and a guitar like Taylor Swift. She knows more words to the songs than I do. And we tape her performances on t.v. so Ellie can sing and dance to them over and over again. Well, the concert started about 1.5 hours after her bed time and after our busy day we were exhausted. After all she came on 7 hours after first arriving at the Rodeo. But she was wide eyed, fighting her fatigue, munching on pretzels, cotton candy, and funnel cakes as she waited for her idol to come out. She loved it. She fell asleep right before her favorite song, Love Story. But when she was falling asleep...I was watching as she fought it...she had the biggest smile on her face. She fell asleep smiling. It was so cute. She never woke up until this morning. She didn't budge as we walked back to the car, got her in her car seat, and then to bed. She woke up in her new Taylor Swift shirt and said, "I missed Love Story!" Maybe next year she'll get to hear her favorite song. :) Anyway, it was a fun day. Thanks again Greg and Stacy for an awesome day!! Mom and Dad, thanks for watching Hadley. I know she had a blast too!! What fun memories!
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10 comments:

Kristyn said...

I'm so glad that you guys had a great time!! Where's your youngest LOVE???

Honeyman 4 said...

Your kids must think you are so cool!! Great shots.

Tanni said...

Fun times! Glad you and your family had a great time. :)

Emily said...

How fun! Maybe one of these days we'll take our girls there. I think we're the only ones who have never done that. I think the last time I went to the Rodeo was in high school.

Anyway, I love that picture of Ellie and Frank where she's got that cute smile on her face. So cute!

stacy said...

We had such a great time with y'all!!! Thanks for coming with us.

Amy said...

Madi loves Taylor Swift too. Looks like a lot of fun! Glad yall had fun

tayton said...

What wonderful memories! I wish I could have seen Ellie's face when Taylor Swift came on stage. She was quite proud of her bull ride on the phone and made it known that it wasn't scary!

Courtney said...

I love the picture of the mama pig and babies...just how I felt postpartum! LOL! Anyways, looks like fun. What a big day!

THE PETERSONS said...

I bet those kiddos slept well that night. It looks like you guys had a great time at the rodeo. I can't wait to take Luke.

Jocelyn said...

oh my goodness... she looks like she had an amazing time at taylor swift! way to go mommy for actually getting tickets! we loved the rodeo this year and although riyah was a little too young to get it, MY favorite was the fun farm- such a neat concept. and the bull... wow you have some really brave kiddos there... just as long as it's at a rodeo and not at some bar, right?!! (oh, was that inappropriate?!?) looks like you had a great spring break- now you get some rest as they are off at school again!