while we were in colorado the other week, we spent an evening at the rodeo in beaver creek! i have lots of colorado photos to share (hopefully soon!) but i feel like the rodeo deserves its own post, so. many.photos… haha! would you expect anything less from a picture taking obsessed bloggah?!
i used to go to the rodeo growing up in utah, so i felt like a little girl again all night. i kind of think it’s one of the coolest things to experience and loved getting my inner cowgirl on by pulling out my old red cowboy boots for the night. i was a little bit disappointed in them though, because sure, it’d been a few years since i’d worn my boots, but they tore up my feet and gave me a bunch of blisters on my ankles. i think it was their way of saying, you aren’t wearing us enough anymore. i don’t know. but i was limping a little bit by the end of the evening.
i can’t exactly speak for conrad, but i do know eleanor and samson had a great time. although i know they would have had an evening better time had we signed them up for the whole mutton busting thing. have you heard of that before? it’s basically like bull riding, but for kids on sheep. they put little helmets on and then compete to see who can hold onto the sheep’s back the longest during a race. kind of crazy insane, and i don’t think i’m up for my kids trying it anytime soon, but they are still talking about it and asking if they can do it next year. :/
anyway, a few photos from evening below…
i’m sure i’ve talked about this before, but i think it’s so great and important to try to get a photo of the entire family during outings occasionally even if it can be hard. i’ve learned the best way to get this done is two things. 1. when looking for someone to ask to snap the photo, look for someone who already has a dslr camera (although it’s not that hard to teach someone where to click and how to focus, sometimes they just tend to frame it slightly better and don’t crop off your feet) and 2. ask them to just do rapid fire snapping and take at least 5 pictures in a quick row! that way your chances of getting one with everyones eyes open is much higher! lol. thanks to the sweet woman who took this photo for us, it is most definitely one of my favorite family pictures right now!
see boots?! still love ya. (although truth be told this isn’t my first pair of red cowboy boots, and the first pair i did love a little bit more and as proof, i wore them into the ground.)
it’s like they were right at home! i don’t think anyone would have even known it was their first rodeo for these city kids! isn’t that one of the best things about children? they just adapt so well and are willing to try everything out! (except for cauliflower, at least at our house!)
the junior deputy was there, too! we are obnoxious and tried to get him a pair of cowboy boots too, but there’s something about those chubby little baby legs that do not like boots!
talk about a gorgeous back drop for a rodeo! colorado mountains and trees, i’m talking about you!
we call em chips on a stick, but i think the proper name is tater twisters? why are they so good?!
such a fun night. sorry for keeping you out past your bedtime, conrad. (he was so tired and sleepy by the end.) thanks for being so wonderful, colorado!
ps. we got the kiddos cowboy hats from here. eleanor’s boots from here and samson’s here. my shirt is c/o ace & jig and jeans are by madewell (different wash, but same style here), cowboy boots are vintage. josh’s denim shirt is from here.