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{rodeo + a mechanical bull}

Last Thursday night we went to the big ol' rodeo.
We've gone for the past 6 or 7 years now,
and it's always a good time.

Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

This was Brody two years ago, right before the rodeo.

This was Brody one year ago, right before the rodeo.

And this, my friends, was Brody four days ago, right before the rodeo.

There are a couple of things to talk about here.
1. He's wearing the same shirt and hat in each of these shots.
And it really is the SAME shirt and hat.
Even though I can assure you that I won't be squeezing him into it next year,
the shirt will certainly be making it's appearance at the Snake River Stampede.
On Beckam.
2. When I told Brody the morning before the rodeo that we would be going, and showed him his hat, he asked me why he had to be a cowboy.
I told him that at rodeo's a lot of people are cowboys, and he'd fit in quite nicely.
He seemed to agree, and then said,"Ok. Well.... what do I have to ride?"
Ha. I told him he would be watching and not riding.
I made an exception though.
Did you look at that last picture!! 
My baby is riding a mechanical bull.
He is usually so cautious and a little timid of new things.
But he hopped on that bull like he owned it.
He best not be considering real bull riding as a profession though.
I'll lock him up in his bedroom for life.

OK. Back to memory lane.

This was Beckam last year, before the rodeo.

This was Beckam this year before the rodeo.

It is so amazing to me how much babies change in the first year or two of life!
It's safe to say he enjoyed his time a little bit more this year.

Now... speaking of this year...

Nothing says rodeo like short shorts and cowboy boots, right? Right.
Especially when it's 100+ degrees out.
Notice the black tank top?
I was prepared for sweating.
{you may want to read this post for more info on my sweat issues - or you probably don't}

Now... rodeos are fun.
High energy.
Lots of junk food.
The smell of manure.
BUT, I find myself half covering my eyes for a majority of the night.
Every. Single. Year.
I also find myself asking, "why!?"

Take this for example:

Guy riding bull.
Yes, those are his legs spread eagle.
And you can't see the upper half of his body.

Guy falls from bull.
Bull is angry.

Bull charges guy.
Move FASTER guy!

Whatever the reason, I'll still be back again next year.
Mostly for those hot fresh donuts.



  1. what a good looking cowboy! I can't believe he can still fit in that shirt:)

  2. That first picture seriously belongs on a magazine cover! So adorable!

  3. They are so handsome!! :) We love the rodeo, but I haven't been in years! Thanks for the reminder... I'm going to see when the next time the PBR is coming close! :)

  4. Soooo cute!!! I love memory lane!

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  6. Your little cowboys are adorable!! And I love the shorts and boots :)

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  8. My kid would love this kind of party. I bet if I got a mechanical bull everyone would have a good time. I just hope I can find a mechanical bull rental where I live.

  9. Oh my! Brody looks like the perfect little cowboy! I love how your visit to the rodeo has become an annual tradition. Having him wear the same outfit every year is super adorable. I wonder what the plan will be if he grows out of it? In any case, I hope to read a rodeo update again next year. Thanks for sharing that! All the best to your family! :)

    Kevin Kelley @ Ravensworth Cattle Property


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