This past weekend was the 41st annual Spartan Stampede Rodeo. Since my husband & I are both MSU & Rodeo Club alumni, we always attend. It used to be a big party weekend, before we had kids and got old (as the pictures a friend recently posted can attest to, and no, I'm not sharing those!) This was the first year that the kids were old enough to really get into it. Cale was pretty serious about it, getting all deck out in full cowboy regalia, from Daddy's 4-H Rodeo trophy buckle to his own custom hair-on chaps (made from left over material from his cousin's custom bull-riding chaps).
Everybody thought he was just adorable, and I have to agree, but I'm a little biased. Addy wasn't quite as excited - even though they both got new cowboy hats Saturday morning specifically to wear to the rodeo, she didn't like hers and wouldn't wear it. They enjoyed the rodeo itself, cheering for all the riders and dancing along with the music, but I think they're favorite part was riding the mechanical bull afterwards.