Friday, February 15, 2013

Fort Worth Stock Show

On Friday, January 25th, we loaded up our little buckaroos and headed to the Fort Worth Stock Show.  Yee-haw!

My stair stepped cowboys were lookin' mighty fine!

Owie was having a particularly good hair day.  Love that boy's curls...  
I'm going to cry buckets when we cut them.  Like, full on ugly cry.  It will be bad.  :(

Gracious.  This boy is just too much.  He has my heart.
A sweet high school girl was walking her pig that she was about to show.  She was kind to stop and let the boys see it up close and personal.  No, Clayton didn't grow an extra set of arms.  That would be my terrified Drew hiding behind his big bro.  ;)
Not O!  He was all about getting as close as possible to that little piggy.  :)
The FFA Children's Barnyard was a big hit with our crew.  They loved seeing the baby animals.  Owen loved watching the chicks under the warming lamp with their little ferris wheel.
Clayton was enamored with the baby chicks.  The FFA kids were sweet to answer all of his questions about their life cycle and such.  When he saw that little chick with its beak pecking through, he wanted to sit there and watch it hatch all the way (which we were told would take several hours).  He loves animals so much...

Clayton asked me to take his picture with this calf.  I'm thinking that my city boy may need to start a chapter of the FFA at his school.  Ha!
Drew was very concerned about the 770 on this cow's leg.  Bless his heart.
Checking out the cow wash...
My bestie's family is really involved in the Stock Show - as in, her Mama was running the office while her Dad and brother were in a Superintendent meeting.  They are all so humble, that I didn't realize they were the head honchos.  I had no idea that they were Stock Show royalty!  ;)

Mama Ginger & Me

We were walking through one of the arenas and Drew said, "Mama, Mama!  I see a zebra!"  I kind of dismissed him and told him that it was probably a horse before turning around to see that he was right!  They were pretty excited.

Clayton is reading Black Beauty in school right now, so he had a soft spot for the horses. 
The boys loved the bull auction, too.  Wade took Clayton & Drew up to the front row - they were seriously impressed by the massive animals. 
We had such a fun morning at the Stock Show!  I definitely want to make that an annual tradition for our little family of 5.  :)


Holly said...

How much fun! Caroline's been the last two years and loved it, too. Pretty neat for us city girls to be able to show our kids some impressive animals!