Monday, March 14, 2011

Rodeo Time.

It is rodeo time in Houston.

Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo comes to town. 

This year, we decided not to take Olive to the performance (bull riding, barrel racing and more ... finished off with a concert).  Instead, we set off early Saturday morning for the exhibit portion of the rodeo, meeting our friends Lauren, William and William Averett for the fun.

We started inside with the 'birthing center' and we saw baby cows, sheep and pigs - all born in the last few days!

We saw baby chickens, and Olive got to pet some rabbits.

We peeked in on more sheep, cows and pigs.

We went to a petting zoo.  (Olive was NOT excited to pet the animals.)

We got our photo taken with a longhorn.

Then we went outside to watch the tale end of some "moutin' mutton bustin'" and to explore a cool exhibit for kids about farming and farm products.  Olive enjoyed collecting carrots, eggs, peaches and wool and 'selling' them at market for some cheese crackers!

We also found some peek-through farms faces. Olive wasn't keen on being a 'chicken.'

Olive was completely worn out; she fell asleep in the car on the way home and snoozed most of the afternoon.

PS - We were (inside and out) in the section of the show arranged for children.  Walking through the long lines of metal pens does yield an entirely different experience than the cute and furry section for kids.


  1. I LOVE that dress Heather!!! Did you make it? Adorable & perfect for the rodeo! :)

  2. i agree, the dress is perfect! love the family photo with the longhorn.

  3. I did not make the dress. In fact, I tried to convince my Mom (last summer) not to buy it. It seemed premature, and I wasn't sure about sizing. I am very glad she didn't listen, because it is a super cute little dress!

  4. I'm not quite sure what "moutin bustin'" is, but what we saw was this:

  5. Ah, the troubled spelling of an adled brain ... mutton bustin' it is. Moutin' is sheep too, right?