Family Photography - Houston Rodeo

March 23, 2014  •  4 Comments

Two weeks ago, the Keck family headed to the Houston Rodeo.  It had been a VERY long time since I had been, and it was Amy, William, and Audrey's first time to the Houston Rodeo.

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The first stop was at the TDECU Fun on the Farm exhibit.  Here, the twins learned about the importance of planting crops such as tomatoes and corn, milking cows, and saving money after buying groceries.  When Audrey saw the cow milking exhibit, she went straight up to the "cow" and said, "I know how to milk a cow!"  To my surprise, she started milking the cow right away by pulling on its udders.

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After having fun with the learning exhibit, we went to the carnival rides.  To Amy's and my surprise, Audrey wanted to go on the Super Slide.  Since she was too short to ride by herself, I got to ride it with her.  I must admit that I had a good time going down the slide with my beautiful daughter.  Please don't ask why I had my right hand up in the air like a wild bronco rider; I don't have an answer!

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As you can see from Audrey's huge smile, she had a great time riding down the slide!
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The next ride the twins wanted to ride was the camel rides.  They had seen camel rides on the cartoon Caillou so they HAD to ride the camels.

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Audrey really enjoyed the ride, but William didn't like that he was in the back of the camel holding onto the camel's hump.  He informed us that he would like to ride up in front next time.

The twins love to "drive" Amy's and my cars.  So, it wasn't a surprise when they rushed over to the race cars to ride.

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We then went to the animal exhibit where a man was talking about and showing different animals such as a porcupine, tortoise, kangeroo, armadillo, and anteater.  Not only did Audrey and William learn something, but so did I.  I didn't realize that a possum was the most endangered animal in North America.

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After looking at these animals, William and Audrey wanted to see some of the exhibition animals.

They got to see a young calf drinking milk from its mother.

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They also thought that the long horns on this longhorn bull were pretty neat! Longhorn at Houston RodeoLonghorn at Houston RodeoLonghorn at Houston Rodeo

 

After viewing cows, goats, pigs, and even the queen bee, they wanted to ride some more carnival rides.

William loved riding this 4 wheeler!  What a smile!

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Again, Amy drafted me into riding the spinning dinosaur that the twins wanted to ride.  Unfortunately, William wasn't the biggest fan.  While the dinosaur was spinning, I asked William if he was having a good time.  He had a frown on his face and he shook his head with a definitive, "No!"  On the other hand, when I asked Audrey the same question while we were revolving, she yelled, "YES, SPIN MORE!"  They might be twins, but they are often complete opposites. William, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 1William, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 1William, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 1 JaWilliam, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 2JaWilliam, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 2William, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 2 William, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 3William, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 3William, Audrey, and Me Riding Spinner Ride 3 William, Audrey, and Me Getting off the Spinner RideWilliam, Audrey, and Me Getting off the Spinner RideWilliam, Audrey, and Me Getting off the Spinner Ride

As we got off of the spinning dinosaur, it was late, and we had to head home to the Twin's disappointment.  Our VERY last ride was the Metro light rail to our car; the Twins love the "train."

We will definitely be coming again next year.

 

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Comments

Christina(non-registered)
Pictures---Beautiful color and clarity. Captured the fun feel---wish we could have been there with you.
James Keck Photography
Thank you, Laurine! I know William and Audrey really enjoyed themselves. They definitely didn't want to leave.
Laurine Adcock(non-registered)
I am going to tell Amy and Dave about this. They will certainly want to take the kids to this great place in the future. Recently took them to the zoo in Tyler--then on to Jacksonville to visit the "safari animals." Ella love it. Eyan was rather nonchalant about it--just not old enough.
Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.
Amy(non-registered)
They had such a good time!
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