Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rodeo weekend

Get ready for ALOT of pictures.
Feel free to skip through but I just had to post
I am a little late on getting these pictures posted.
We put the kids in a little JR. rodeo a few weeks ago.
My Mom has this "mini" horse, that is the sweetest little horse, that Kenzi rode.

Let's just say that poor Kenz had the worst luck.
At rodeo there is a little place where you just walk your horse around until it is your turn.
So my sister-in-law Shana (pregnant) was leading Kenzi on this little horse
when a big horse got wild and ran by Kenzi and Shana and spooked this little horse.
The horse took off, dragging Shana and finally throwing Kenzi off.
Thank goodness she didn't have too far to fall, but STILL!
Then it was her turn to go into the arena and do her events (poles and barrel racing).
Luke was leading her and things were going great.....until
the wind starting blowing (just for a second), and
blew a pole over right when Kenzi, Luke and the little horse were next to it.
It fell over hitting the horse right on the butt.
Of course it freaked the horse out,
bucking Kenzi off.
Poor thing!
Luke kept a hold of the horse, picked Kenzi up and finished the race.
Kenzi was so strong and brave.

You can't tell very good from this picture but her little check was scratched up and bleeding!
Before the rodeo

Kason, Kenzi, Kooper and Kyron

My little cowboys and girl
Kenzi got a new hat and LOVED it!
Kooper wanted a hat bad, so he put both of the boys hats on:)

The boys rode calves for the first time ever.
Kyron wasn't sure about doing it.
Kason of course didn't give it a secong thought.
Kyron and Kason both in the chutes before they rode the calves.

Luke helping the boys get on the calves before they rode.
Kason just getting started.

Kason holding on for a few seconds...before getting bucked off!

This is my favorite picture.
Look at how high the calf is!

This is all we got of Kyron.
He had 2 different calves.
The first one wouldn't go, so when the next one did
we weren't ready with the camera.
Kooper watching with me from the sidelines.

My niece, Camdyn watching all the excitment too!

I had to post this one because I love the look on Kenzi's face.
Luke was loving her right after the big fall.
Camdyn has never ever let Luke hold her.
She is so scared of him, but look!
She climbed right up on his lap.
First time, ever!


Jess said...

Kenzi is one tough little girl! Great pictures and what a neat experience for your kids.

Amanda said...

Cute pictures! I wish I was there to see it all. Luke is such a good dad. That picture with him carrying her and leading the horse is so cute. Koop is getting so big! The boys look so handsome in there hats and cowboy clothes! I miss you guys. Glad you are having fun with mom :)

wendy said...

That is so cool! How fun! Kenzi is quite a brute (can you call a girl that? I don't know) anyway, looks like you guys had a good time.

Kirsten said...

Your kids look so cute in all their Western Gear! Kenzi especially...her hat is adoreable on her! She is soooo tough. Poor thing. I'm glad you guys are having fun!

Jason & Claire said...

What a tough cookie! She is adorable in her outfit. The whole thing looks like such a neat experience for all of the kids. I am glad you have extended family there with you. Cousins are so fun.

FrankNApril said...

I love the Rodeo! Even more fun living there than here! AGAIN!!! I love that little pony! I love your pics, I will show my munchkins. They enjoy seeing what you guys are up to. April

Kasey Sass said...

Aww... Poor Kenzi! What a trooper she is!! Thanks for sharing all the pics!

Chelsee said...

I love these pictures! What memories for your kids! They make cute cowboys!

Jodi said...

If ever a girl was born to be a rodeo queen, I think it is Kenzi. She looks so cute in her cowgirl attire.

Judy said...

WOW I bet you guys have so much fun.. The hats are super cute..