Monday, September 26, 2011

River City Rodeo

Omaha, Nebraska is host each year to the River City Rodeo, the second largest rodeo in the world.. behind only the championship event in Las Vegas. This year, Tom and I took the littles to an event hosted by YPO which featured dinner, a talk by rodeo roping star Stran Smith and of course, the main event. Rodeo!

Before dinner, the kids got a roping lesson
from a real, live cowboy.
Everyone got a lasso to take home as a party favor.

Sarah, Candace and Thomas in their best western gear,
including new boots for all.

Bare-backed bronco riding... it was terrifying, actually.

Candace was completely enthralled. She was ready
to sign up for rodeo lessons then and there.


Emily said...

Ahhhh! I'm so jealous you went without me! The kids look adorable in their Western wear. Maybe Candace should try mutton riding ;)

Andrea said...

My son would explode with excitement sitting at a rodeo.

It really looks like fun!

Shannon- said...

Paula- I'm about to post something on my blog but wanted to give you a heads up first. I don't want you coming across it without fore warning. I sent you a more detailed message on fB.