I had to break out Ellery's winter coat (after just spring cleaning her closet and packing away the winter clothes) for the trip. Besides the cold and numb limbs, we enjoyed ourselves. Oh, and besides the 100 school buses full of kindergarteners on field trips. Note to anyone planning a trip to the rodeo - go in the afternoon, like around 2 or 3. That is what we did last year and it was so much better in terms of crowds. We managed to get to the petting zoo and pony rides before the mile-long lines formed and then headed outside to enjoy a little hands-on farming exhibit and pig races. Ellery loved the pony rides and then loved watching little chickens hatch from their eggs. She has been talking about the chickens cracking open their eggs all afternoon.
I have enjoyed myself at the rodeo this year as well. I went with some girlfriends last night and then Nathan and I are headed back next week. Yee-haw