Thursday, July 8, 2010

Giddyup!!

Both of my niece's ride horses...it is also a dream of both Avery and Mitchell's. Avery enjoys the horses and Mitchell would like to be a cowboy! These past couple weeks during cousin camp life had to go on so the girls continued to have lessons. We of course went along and enjoyed something new. Along with horses there were frogs and tractors(Mitch rode on) and beetles and butterflies and best of all a dog. He would just sit with her in the dirt, hug her once in awhile and talk to her like she totally understood him. So sweet.



After this weeks lesson the instructor said it was fine for the kids to get on one of the ponies and give it a try, likely due to Mitchell's charm and persuasiveness when he asked...despite that i told him it was not polite to ask, he should wait until it is offered. Oh well, someday that lesson will soak in.



Love that dimple!!! He looked a little unsure, but this was just after he looked at me and said that he felt like a real cowboy. This was his first time on a horse and there was not a minute of hesitation.


And Avery...this girl has been wanting to be on a horse since the last time she was on one about 4 years ago. She is so strangely calm around a huge horse when sometimes a small dog unnerves her. How does that work? While she was there i know that she was watching closely to everything her cousin did to get the horse all ready to ride, soaking it all in, in her glory. I loved this shot of her!

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8 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

Wow! Look at them! What fun and memories.

Christopher And Tia said...

Frogs AND tractors AND horses??

...luckies.

angela said...

What a treat! I got horse lessons for my 10th birthday and it was just dreamy. I know how Avery feels!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Horses are a girl's best friend- that's why! :) Love the pics, the kids look super happy!

Dolly said...

Wow, that daughter looks just like you ! So pretty......and lookin' pretty happy, too !

I love the story of your son with the dog......I can just picture it !

Quilting is my life said...

thanks for sharing this event ..my daughter now 27 loved horses too and through Girl Scouts, she was able to ride horses alot. She started doing Volunteer work every weekend when she was 12 and when she turned 16 she worked at the camp every summer. The good thing about all this was it keep her mind on horses and not boys lol. From the time she was 3 she couldn't wait to get on a horse..and it continues to this day...thanks for letting me reminisce...nanette

Catherine Anne said...

Great Post and I also love the post below such fun!

MaryMary said...

Dogs jump up on you--horses usually don't. I hear you on this one Avery! :0)

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