About a month ago, Glenn’s boss gave us tickets to the PBR! For those of you, like I did, who are wondering what that stands for.. it is the Professional Bull Riders Competition! Yes, we went to our first bull riding competition. It was truly exciting and thrilling. We all had a great time.
A couple of weeks afterwards, we were playing around in the family room one evening, which is not so unusual if it’s not a ballet night. The kids decided to have their own PBR competition. I think it may have been Luke’s idea.
He constructed a “bull pen” where the “riders” mounted. Then the kids all took turns at being bucking bulls, wildly trying to dislodge their riders.
The riders were assorted stuffed animals, all their favorites, who didn’t seem to have a say in the matter.
These hilarious pictures really don’t do it justice, but it’s hard to capture that kind of energy on film.
Here’s Olivia with her rider – a long-limbed frog:
The “crew” let the rider mount the bull, then sprang back to open the gate..
Such a pretty little pink bull in her ballet leotard..
Here is a look at the fabulous “Blue Man Chu” and his rider. A giraffe.
Did you notice the other riders, clustered “on deck” together while they wait their turn to try to stick to a wild and wooly bull?
The kids also took turns being rodeo clowns, distracting the bulls from their evicted riders and herding them out of the arena into the …dining room.
Here is Kate with her rider.
The bull won that round.
Olivia taking another turn. Waiting patiently while her rider mounts in the holding pen.
And Minnie is DOWN!
Another favorite with the fans is our own “Red Bull”, with her rider… Frog.
I think Red Bull is one of the variety of breeds known as the Shaggy Kind.
And here is a fun series of shots by Kate, of Isabella and her rider.
This particular rider was very popular. Both with the bulls and the crowd.
He was always smiling, no matter the danger to himself, and seemed genuinely glad to be hanging with everybody.
And boy could he hang on!
I think he surpassed the 8 second mark and went on to become the Grand Prize Winner!
A hand held out in gratitude to the fine bull.
We’re rarely bored around these here parts.