We went to the Strawberry Days rodeo and had a great night with our family. :) I realized that I got a lot of pictures of people, and not so many pictures of rodeo - but isn't that what it's about?
This year all the kids actually watched the rodeo and it seemed like I had to do less maintaining of kids. That made it nice for me because I actually got to watch some of the rodeo. Before it all started we ate our traditional rodeo food - burgers and nachos. MMMM
Here is Jeremy. He just finished his food and is one satisfied man!
Samantha is enjoying her nachos, down to the last bit of cheese.
I finally made Samantha stop at this point with the cheese. She did manage to create some wonderful artwork!
Did you really eat ALL that?!!
If you look closely you can see most of the family. Mike and Ronda's family weren't able to make it this year, darn it!
Athena and her red vampire teeth.
The halftime show for the rodeo was a motorcross show. They were really fun to watch! They did all kinds of jumps and wheelies. I think this was probably Nathan's favorite part. He kept talking about it after the show.
Alexandra, for some reason, is scared of anything that makes noise. She was hiding under this blanket on Jenny's lap and refused to come out. Near the end of the show, as the motorcyclists were in the air, Jenny would hurry and pull the blanket off Alexandra's head so she could see them in the air. Finally, on the last jump, Alexandra peeked out of the blanket all on her own just in time to see the guy launch into the air.
This is everyone's favorite part of the rodeo, the bullriding! Exciting.
I think my other favorite part is watching the cow milking competition. It's hilarious! They release a bunch of milk cows into the ring and cowboys in teams of 3 have to chase down the cows, try to hold them still, and get enough milk out of them to fill a small container.
Samantha really liked the cowgirls who race around the barrels. Nathan's favorite, next to the motorcross, was the buckin' broncos and the bulls.