We finally made it to the Texas Sate Fair! It took us about 4 years but we can finally say we have done it. The food, the animals, and the shows were such fun for our little family. We made lots of memories here that we will always treasure. Plus, Austin and I did something impossible. For the whole day, including parking, we only spent 70 dollars! WHOOT WHOOT. I am pretty sure that is a record for any family of 6 that attends a state fair. We were pretty proud of ourselves.
On our stroll through the animals we heard a shout out for volunteers of kids ages 3-6. We started over to an arena that was set up for a mini rodeo. Apparently we were right on time for the kids mini rodeo show. Andrew and Emeri eagerly volunteered and got to wear cowboy hats, chaps, and ride a stick horse. Emeri was chosen as the rodeo queen so she got to lead the line and hold the flag for their beginning and finale parade. They were beaming with joy and loved every second of it.
Emeri did the barrel races and won for her age group!! She ran the fastest and was just beaming when she held up her trophy.
Andrew did bull riding and even added some twists and spins in his routine. It was great!
What sweet little winners! We then took a picture with all the kids.
YUM YUM!! Here we are trying out our first ever turkey leg! IT....WAS.....AMAZING!
The boys enjoyed it too but had a hard time figuring out how to bite into it. HAHA
Once the cousins met up with us, we stopped at a show with a cowboy who did all sorts of tricks on his horse.
They even had a zebra! Oakley was a bit timid but she still enjoyed herself.
The little piglets were the boy's favorite. They loved their curly tails and soft skin. So precious.
Pig racing, Indian dancing, and cattle herding were quite the show in this arena.
Then we ended the fair with fireworks and a fun parade. Oh and those two sweet babies were the fried cheese cakes!! So delicious.