On Wednesday we went to the rodeo…me, Bakri, Maddux and Trinity. What an adventure! Here is some pictures and one video of our day from start to finish…
Here is Miss Trinity in her rodeo best…this outfit belonged to our niece. Isn’t it cute? And the shoes were Bakri’s, then Maddux’s and now Trinity’s!
Maddux and Trinity ready for the rodeo!
Bakri, Maddux and Trinity getting ready to head to the rodeo.
Maddux, Trinity and Bakri….rodeo ready!
Amira gave the boys these adorable cowboy boots for Christmas. Maddux would wear his everyday if I let him!
The biggest challenge of the day was getting to the rodeo from the parking lot and back. We had to board a tram with a double stroller, one adult (me) an infant (trinity) and 2 kids (Bakri and Maddux.) Whoah! Thank God I had the help of kind strangers…
This was a big Longhorn we saw when we first got there. We also ran into some of our family there. We didn’t get to hang out with them much, because they had already done some of the things we were there to do. But, it was really fun seeing them!
I guess Mr. B. found these hens to be quite shocking! Maybe it was the fact that they were laying eggs.
My little cowboy, Bakri!
At one point T lost her patience with being in the Stroller, and she was much happier to be out enjoying the livestock show.
We waited in the line for the pony ride for 30 minutes. When I bought the tokens they told us it would be an hour or an hour and a half. Thankfully, the wait wasn’t nearly that long. But, since the kids look forward to this ponyride every year, its not something we could avoid…and they loved it as always!
Maddux riding the pony “gem.”
Bakri riding the pony and having a great time!
This is a video of the boys when the ride first started. Click on it and listen to Maddux as he goes by for the first time…he’s already asking to ride again. Kids are so funny!
Here comes Bakri! He’s looking at Maddux. Bakri’s pony was named “dolly.”
We were on our way out to have a snack before leaving and I asked somebody to take a picture of all of us just to prove the kids weren’t there by themselves.
We grabbed a snack before leaving. Here’s Maddux enjoying some gatorade.
This is as much of the corndog as Maddux ate.
Bakri, on the other hand, ate two corndogs! He was really hungry after that ponyride!
So, remember how I said getting from the car and back was the most challenging part? Well, thankfully there are no pictures of this. But, we go to get in line for the tram and Miss Trinity has a dirty diaper…like really dirty all over the place. So, I have to get out of the line and get her cleaned up before we can take the ride on the tram. Meanwhile, Maddux falls asleep in the stroller…which is not a good thing, because he’s about to have to get out and sit up on the tram ride. So, we finally get on the tram after 5 people try to help me. Then, we arrive to the parking lot and I have Trinity in the baby bjorn so Bakri can ride in the stroller out to the car. He was exhausted and already complaining about how tired he was. The only problem was, he wouldn’t let anyone help him get in the stroller. So, I end up carrying Trinity, pushing Maddux alone in the Stroller and walking holding Bakri’s hand as he complains and cries the whole time about how tired he is. By the time we get to the car, I was seriously having heart palpitations…either I’m anxious, out of shape, or something is wrong with me??? Anyway, I finally get everyone in the car and Bakri immediately falls asleep. Which meant, no baseball (tee-ball) practice for him that afternoon.
All’s well that ends well. And this one ended well. We had a great time at the Houston Rodeo. Until next year!