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Monday, September 29, 2014

A Lot of Bull (and More)

Our grandkids are far too young to know about Urban Cowboy, the 1980 film in which actor John Travolta rode a mechanical bull at Gilley's Bar. All they knew was that they wanted to try a child-size version at two recent fall festivals. 

Bobby was first to give it a try and actually stayed on for several minutes before being pitched to the air mattress below.



Next up, his sister Ellie, who who only lasted a few (very brief) seconds.


By his second ride, Bobby was more experienced and managed to stay seated nearly the entire ride (this time.)

Face painting is always a popular event. Bobby's choice was "half robot" and "half clown." He sat patiently and was pleased with the results, even if we were thought it looked a bit like modern art.

Both grandkids posed for a photo with "Princess Elsa" from the movie, Frozen. If you are the parent or grandparent of a young girl, you will know HOW much Ellie liked loved this "photo opp."

For kid fun, there's nothing like a (very) large blow-up slide ride. Bobby & Ellie showed off unique downhill slides !
They had a great time, and so did we, even if we passed up bull riding and face painting.


Hope your weekend was filled with fun moments too.

21 comments:

Sandra said...

they are both very brave to ride that bull.... i can see they were having a fantastic time in all the photos...and all the photos to jog the memories in years to come.

Out on the prairie said...

You got to enjoy a lot of fun. I want to try that bull, but my body doesn't.

Lois Evensen said...

What a fabulous weekend with the grands! They have certainly grown fast. :)

Daisy said...

Such cute pictures. Looks like they both had a lot of fun.

Montanagirl said...

How fun!! And your Grandkids are soooo cute!!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

I absolutely agree with Montanagirl: SO cute! Where was said fair. I would have wanted to go down the slide, myself! And I think face painting would have looked FAB on you guys. :) m & jb

gigihawaii said...

The grandkids obviously had a fun time!

Emma Springfield said...

It is such fun to watch the children experience new things. When they have so much fun it is an extra good time.

W. Latane Barton said...

Now, I am disappointed. I think you two grandparents should have taken part in the face painting. The bull riding... not so much. We don't need broken bones.

A Quiet Corner said...

Ellie has grown so and is just gorgeous, Dorothy! Give kudos to mom and dad for that, please!...:)JP

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots! Not having kids of my own, I only know second hand that the Frozen movie is really, really, really popular with kids of a certain age.

L. D. said...

You made some children very happy. It looks like it was fun to be with them and a joy to watch them.

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Blackberry Lane said...

They are adorable children and it all looks like great fun. I remember that movie and how country dancing became so popular!

I'm afraid my teeth would fall out if I rode the bull! lol

diane b said...

What fun those beautiful grandkids had. Great shots of the fun too.

possum said...

How fun is all that?
Glad you all had such a good time! I know it means a lot to the little ones.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

What fun days they had :-) I would have loved to try that slide :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Gail Dixon said...

Adorable children! You captured the joy on their faces so perfectly. Looks like Bobby really liked riding the bull. Cute!

Debbie said...

so fun!!! awesome images, i want to join in and ride that bull!!!!

Elaine said...

How nice that you got to share the fun with Bobby and Ellie. It looks like they had a wonderful time. Yes, Frozen is big with Sydney too.

DeniseinVA said...

Bobby and Ellie are such cute kids. It makes me smile to see how much fun they are having.

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