Monday, July 6, 2009

2009 Vacation - Part 3: Horseback Riding

On Saturday, after discovering we'd somehow lost one of Mango's tennis shoes (which we have since found at home!), we headed off to some of the neighbors to do a little bit of horseback riding. Lily and Mango were so excited and had been looking forward to this for a very long time! We were joined by my niece's daughters, who had an extra pair of riding boots for Mango, and just had a wonderful afternoon together.

Here, Lily and Mango wait by Major while Uncle D went to catch Molly, who apparently had decided she didn't want to be ridden that day, and went to the very back of the pasture!

Once the three horses were saddled up, the kids got on and we set off for a little stroll. Monkey is on Nickel and was soon joined by Lily.

Mango and her second cousin E rode on Molly; while Random rode on Major. I don't think Mango stopped smiling the entire ride!
And of course there were darling farm kittens to play with. And though we had only gone to the neighbors to ride, cold lemonade, delicious brownies, and very enjoyable conversation were waiting at the picnic table when we all returned. It was a great afternoon!

1 comment:

Liz Tolsma said...

Sounds like fun! I love the kids' smiles!