Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Chloe's First Rodeo!



It's Wednesday! Happy hump day y'all. And yes, I'm just now posting. Ugh, I just can't seem to get this blog ahead and schedule post thing together. Tell me...how do y'all do it? Seriously, I'd love some advice right about now!

I know that I've been busy lately, but I can't quite figure out where the hours in my day go. Someone asked me recently, "What do you do during the week?" {For the record, it wasn't in a rude, I know you only work part time so what do you do the rest of the week kind of question!} I realized that my answer wasn't exactly clear because I'm not sure what I'm doing with my time! I work 2 days a week and work plus watching Chloe after work takes it out of me. The other few days are spent tidying the house, meet ups with friends, blogging (some weeks!) and I'm not sure what else! We're constantly traveling and doing exciting things. This definitely fills my weekends! Which brings me to the fun stuff I have to share with y'all today...

This weekend, Chloe rodeo'ed for the first time ever! It was such a fun experience!

This month is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which I go to every year! Earlier last week, I went to see Miranda Lambert with Alison for a girls night. On Saturday, I saw Billy Currington with my family! My parents, my brother, his girlfriend and friend and of course JP and Chloe! It was Chloe's very first rodeo and the perfect day to take her.



We got there a bit later than planned because the lot that we had a parking pass for was completely full. Not cool HLSR, not cool. We managed to go out to the boonies and park in the pay lot and still got into Reliant Stadium in time for the rodeo to start.

A family friend gave us some tickets that he couldn't use and they were in the club level which is why it was PERFECT with Chloe! We didn't have to sit in our seats the whole time. We were able to sit out on the couches in the lounge area where it was quieter and Chloe had space to move around. She definitely took advantage of that space! She wanted to walk around and say hello to everyone. More importantly, everyone wanted to come say hello to her! She's kind of a big deal. We watch a majority of the actual rodeo out there. We saw buckin' broncos, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, you name it! Gotta love a good rodeo!

Eventually we went down to our seats for the most important parts: the calf scramble, mutton bustin' and of course, the show. Chloe was rubbing her eyes and getting sleepy, so I nursed her and she fell right to sleep with her baby head phones on. As always, my mom was dying to snuggle her, so we moved her to my momma's chest where she slept until the end of the concert! It worked out great for me because I was able to sing all the songs at the top of my lungs. I do love to sing, what can I say? I even jumped down to sit by my daddy when "Good Directions" came on because that's one of our songs. **Side story: In 2007, my cousin Sarah got married and I my daddy picked me up from College Station on the way to Austin, so I could be his date. (My mom had to work...boo!) This song came on his radio a few different times, so he was able to learn the words. Now it just brings back good memories for us!

Billy put on a pretty good show! It's hard to do much at rodeo because of the HUGE venue and short amount of time. I love when artist play their biggest and best hits and just throw in one or two new ones. Billy did just that which is a great rodeo performance in my books!

I'm so glad that we were able to take Chloe this year! Next year she'll be toddling around and she can say that "this ain't her first rodeo!" Well, I'll be able to say it for her at least!

Have you been to a rodeo? Where?
Would you take your little one to a big event like this? I find that Chloe seems to thrive in all environments. We got lucky to have such a flexible little baby. I think it helps that we immersed her in many situations after birth!

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