Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Break-Rodeo/Brad Paisley

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Brad Paisley
March 19, 2011

We picked the Sanders Family up around 10:45 Saturday morning, ate lunch, then headed to the Houston Livestock show and rodeo.  First we saw all of the livestock, petting zoo, everything that was in AC, then the kids went to market.  By this time it was time for the rodeo.  The kids were great! 

During the rodeo, Team Roping to be exact, Brandon and Mike Beers came out and Will said, "I wanna do that when I grow up."

After the rodeo, which the kids sat through all three hours of was Brad Paisley, I love his songs! We only made it 'til about 8 when the kids just couldn't sit any longer, so we decided to take them out for the rides we promised.  We ended up not getting home until 11 or so.  It was  LONG day, but SO much fun!

Our little veterinarian (one of the many things she wants to be when she grows up)

He's probably thinking...are they going to bite me like the stingrays did...

Riley was a little unsure

They always take cute pictures with daddy!

Scott and Riley feeding goats

me, not so much...

Scott and Riley getting ready to watch the cow get milked

He got real comfy to watch that cow get milked :)

The kids LOVED petting the bunnies.  I tried to talk Daron into getting them bunnies for Easter, he wasn't much for it...

Faith was SO excited to get her first pick horse...Dr. Pepper :)

Will's was fitting "Cowboy"

Riley's was "Gem" but she felt Princess was more suitable :)

Time to go through the farm, then head to market.  This was a cute activity for the kids to learn how to plant and grow food, pick it, then take it to market, get paid, then buy food. 

Will planting his onion seed

Faith finally getting to milk a cow...this is all she talked wanting to do--so funny!

Looks like a natural to me

The Moulton Farm

The Sanders Farm

Brad Paisley

They got 'em by the horns

Finally, rides as promised...Will's first choice!

My "act of love" I had to keep my eyes closed so my head wouldn't hurt...barfffffff...I know, those of you who knew me as a child probably can't believe you are hearing this, but man, my equilibrium just isn't what it used to be :(

Willie LOVED it!

He was so excited to get a picture with Superman

Faith, William, and Riley
Riley was SO excited and brave to ride this ride!

The rodeo concluded our very busy and fun week of spring break! We enjoyed all the family and friends we were able to spend time with.  Hope you enjoyed our adventures.

Spring Break-Strawberry Farm

Froberg Farms
Alvin, Texas
March 18, 2011

This was our second annual strawberry picking.  The kids loved this activity las year so this year we made it happen while daddy could go with us.  Froberg Farms is wonderful and the produce is amazing! If you are ever in the area you should check it out!  Strawberry picking starts mid-March-Mother's day (usually).  We picked about 15 pounds this trip and made strawberry bread and jelly--yummy!

William and Faith getting started

red faces to show for their hard work

I think daddy enjoyed it too!

Spring Break-Kemah

March 17-18, 2011

Faith: Day 1 at Kemah, ready to ride rides!

The rides were WAY to busy so we decided to feed Stingrays

Will does NOT want to get wet!

Faith petting Stingray--she was fearless!

Pretty cool look'n one

Excitement of feeding the Stingrays...Will said he got bit and cried, we weren't' really sure if he was telling the truth.  Well....he WAS, because shortley thereafter I got bit and it her like heck!!!  Apparently I didn't read the signs behind us the explained how to hold the food in order to not get bit :)

Who's that monkey in fron of the elephant? Oh, Faith

Huge turtle in a tiny little glass area :(

Will drawing about his day in his Spring Break journal :)

Faith on the ferris wheel

Mommy and Faith

Dad's a trooper cooped up in the air balloon

Will was so excited he met the height requierment for this big kid ride! He LOVES fast and high :)

Two little bears!

"Oh My...."
LOL, this picture cracks me up...she's so funny

William and Faith's window seats at Saltgrass

Finally, the train ride...I was ready for this one because I knew it was going to be slow, sitting, and relaxing...just what I was looking forward to after 5 days of going strong :)

I hope this is the only cop car she's ever propped up against like this :)