Riding the Metro train to the Rodeo was just as exciting as the Rodeo for this kid! (And I'm aware that he's not supposed to be sitting there but the train was empty).
My mom and I got there early with the kids so we could get in line for Mutton Bustin'. While my mom waited with Madeline, I took the boys to ride the ponies...or as Andrew said, "medium horses."
This was Preston's first pony ride, and he loved it! I couldn't get a good picture/video while they were moving, but he had a big grin on his face and was patting the pony.
This girl was ready to go! We were so proud of her for being brave. She fell off the sheep pretty quick last year, but that didn't stop her from being excited this year! On the way to the Rodeo, I asked her if she was ready. Andrew kept saying, "I'm getting ready too." I reminded him that he couldn't do Mutton Bustin' until he was five. He said, "I know. I'm getting ready for next year."
Here's the video of her ride: Madeline Mutton Bustin'
She held on tight and had a great ride, with a big grin on her face.
We enjoyed the carnival rides and games before it got too hot outside.
After rides and games it was time for lunch. No pics of that because it was CRAZY. After lunch we did all of the indoor activities, like visiting the animals, planting seeds and climbing on tractors.
Preston was a HUGE fan of the petting zoo. He would squat down, look at the animal, and say "awww." He even tried laying his head on a few of them.
By the time we got to the tractor exhibit, it was so crowded! That's the downside of visiting the Rodeo during Spring Break, but we still had a wonderful time.