Monday, March 9, 2009

Rodeo Carnival

Gay & I managed to 'win' some very coveted tickets to the Jonas Brothers concert at the rodeo this year. Last year we learned that we didn't need to arrive inside Reliant Stadium as early as the time on the ticket, unless we wanted to sit through several hours of actual rodeo. So, this year, we made plans to enjoy the carnival before going to the concert.

McIver joined in the fun this year. Here they are waiting for the light rail to take us from church to the rodeo.

Will met us at church so we took advantage of having another grown-up present to take our picture.
Every year, we have a picture taken with one of the boots around the rodeo.

We had a little bit of a ticket snafu this year... one of the tickets didn't have a bar code printed on it. So, Gay spent part of her morning on the phone trying to remedy the problem. We went straight to the ticket counter once we got to the rodeo and it turned out to be a non-issue. They issued us another ticket and we were good to go.

First stop, the rides. Gay & Will took off to find some food while the kids and I waited in line for the spaceship ride. Olivia snapped this shot of McIver and me.
The girls were so excited for the first ride of the day.
That is half of a lemon in McIver's lemonade. It was a hot day, so lemonade hit the spot!

Will was the trooper who rode the spinning ride with the kids. Gay and I opted out and headed to The HideOut (the 21 & Older club) for some liquid refreshment.

Cotton candy is always in order at the rodeo carnival!

The Cobra was another favorite this year. For the record, they held their hands up for the entire ride. We're so proud!

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