So, what does one do when your husband is out of town for the week and you have 9 antsy children in the house? Well, you take them to the rodeo, of course.
The skies opened up in the beginning of the week and rain just kept coming down. I felt like I was back home, in Seattle, although it wasn't a drizzly rain, but a real umbrella-like rain, so that made things a little more depressing. Roads were getting flooded and there was no sign that the rain was going to end. Perhaps you saw it on the news; my husband did. Anyway, by Thursday things were looking up and the sun was shining. We headed to the Adams County Fair to watch the rodeo. David borught the perfect sweatshirt with him. It says, "There will be mud," and guess what? There was a ton of mud with no way to get rid of it.
The beginning of the rodeo was all about our future cowboys. They call this Mutton Bustin'. These kids are so cute!
The goal is stay on for 6 seconds. It was rare to see that happen, but the kids sure had fun. They loved falling into the mud. It was like an extra cushion to soften their fall.
When you attend the rodeo there is always a little entertainment. With our seats being prety close the kids were able to see this guy's face and his face paint. They decided that he was more of a scary clown than a funny entertainer.
The fair queens walked around giving all the children cowboy hats. You should see my house. I have hats everywhere now!
After a little mutton bustin' we got watch a little Bronc riding. I'm not sure the horses enjoyed the mud.
What tricky event. I can't even get a lasso going on my own, so I can't imagine doing it with a partner.
With the smell of fair food everywhere we had to get a few funnel cakes and lemonades. Thankfully, we were given food and drink vouchers and used just about all $50 of it on just this. Insane, right?
The bulls were a little feisty that evening too.
This particular bull found it entertaining to knock the barrel over along with the rodeo clown inside. I found it quite amusing too.