Monday, March 16, 2009

Rain, Cold, Cowboys & Josh Turner

Saturday Watty and I went back to the rodeo to see the cute and sexy(ahhhh) Josh Turner. This time dad took me. No he didn't want to go and see a cute and sexy man but he was sweet and my stand in for Olivia. On Wednesday last week Olivia got really sick and was out so dad said he would take me since I already had tickets. Saturday turned out to be rainy and cold. A cold front had came in on Wednesday(do you see a pattern) and was to be in the 40s on Saturday. Luckily when we were outside it was either drizzling or sprinkling. Dad did help take Watty to the bathroom twice when it was raining. Love ya dad. At the Houston rodeo its spread out that you are probably walking 10 miles(probably over exaggerating) by the time you sit to watch the rodeo. Dad and I went to try and see the horses but it was to much trouble to watch so we went and saw the llamas and alpacas. As we were going down one aisle Watkins got real interested. He was ok until one stood up and came towards him. He then barked. A lady behind us thought it was cute and started laughing. I told Watty it was ok and it wasn't gonna hurt him as we walked. That didn't pacify him. The second time he barked a few more times and then all of a sudden we have all of the llamas watching us. It was actually pretty funny but I decided we better leave. We decided too head to the livestock show part two(horses were in one area and the livestock and booths were in another) to go watch some of the sheep dog trials. Pretty neat, I was waiting for Watty to bark when the dog herded the sheep our way. He didn't he was just very interested.
As we were walking through the exhibitors we ran across a booth called Watkins Health & Wellness. It is a family business and their last names happen to be Watkins. I just had to take a picture with Watty with one of their signs. When we first got to the booth their was a guy saying he talked to Mr. Watkins way back when. I thought that was pretty neat.
This is the kids part of the carnival that I really have never gone through.
One of the many llamas they had. You even could rent a llama, for what I have know clue.

During the team roping pretty much every team missed the calf/steer. Only two teams caught the calf/steer.

Bronc and bareback riding were good. There was one horse that feel after 3 seconds and had to be taken back immediately to get check out. When he went to get up his front leg was bent and he hobbled out of the arena.
One of the three bull fighters, one is even a retired preacher which I think is pretty neat.

Bull riding

Barrel racing

Chuck wagon races

Mutton busting is a new rodeo event for the Houston Rodeo. Mutton busting is for kids 4-6 years old. They put helmets and pads on and are then placed on the back of a lamb. It is the cutest thing to watch these lambs run for their lives with a kid on their back. Each child gets a trophy and the one that "rides" the longest gets a belt buckle.

my favorite picture
Josh's concert was awesome. He has such a deep voice and gorgeous smile. During the concert he introduced his band and when he got to his wife(yes his wife is in the band and she came a band member after they met and married) he said the sweetest thing. He said "Jennifer is not fat she is pregnant but I don't know how that happened because all we do is kiss." I love the last part, it shows his sense of humor.

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