Every Labor Day weekend Elk City has its annual Rodeo of Champions. It had been years since I had gone to it and thought this year would be a great time to change that. Elijah has decided that he is going to be a rancher when he grows up, so I thought he ought to see some things that a real working cowboy might have to do on his own ranch. Tabitha had the weekend off from school and work so she went with us. Her grandmother has really missed seeing her and was glad she was able to make it.
So, here we are before the rodeo. Elijah quite proudly told his dad that, "Mom actually got into a pair of Wranglers!" I like to think he was just surprised that I wore Wranglers, and not that I actually found a pair that fit. (Although they are the biggest Wranglers that I ever had the
displeasure of wearing. I think the rodeo clown would have had to cinch them up.) Oh well, it was the first time in years that I had worn Wranglers and my ropers (cowboy boots) had long since disappeared, so I just got myself some new boots too! Now I am ready for any western event that might come my way. Hopefully in smaller jeans though.
Kathrine, Tabitha's BFF, went with us as well. Everyone had a great time! Below are some pictures of some of the events. Enjoy!