Saturday, August 23, 2008

Going backwards...that's how I roll!

So, it's the jolly fat man at the keyboard once again. It has been a while since the unmasked crusader has been on. I was looking through the plethora of available photos to comment on, and realized I had never talked about our kids' first time on the back of a horse! We met our good friends Jeff and Vickie from Las Vegas up at Pine Valley for a break from the heat. They brought up their three horses and our kids loved it!

This is Ninja C.J. on Lady with Vickie

Here is Hailey with Jeff on...some other horse (give me a break, that was two months ago! I can't even remember what I had for dinner yesterday!)

"Look Mom! I'm so cute they let me go by myself!"

Hannah's turn with Jeff. It is fun to see the differences between Hannah and Hailey when it comes to adventure! Hannah was ready to take off without Jeff on a full gallop, while Hailey was ok with a leisurely stroll down the driveway and back.

So here is our little cowboy...I couldn't decide between the horse picture, or this one in Jeff's hat Then in hit me. I AM IN CONTROL! Both it is.


Here is Pregasaurus. She had to stand on this huge rock just to get on the horse. We almost had to give Vickie a horse tranquilizer just to relax enough about Janet to let her even get on one.

The Wife had fun, but was severely disappointed when her ride ended up being as long as Hailey's! Down and back, nothing extravagant, but she still got to ride. Doesn't she look like a natural?

So, the common theme I am sure you all noticed...Yes, I do NOT ride horses. I was getting FREAKED out every time the butt of a horse was aimed at me...I just knew they were going to kick me in the head. I was sitting in a chair, and one of the horses turned her back towards me and I thought for sure I had earned myself a horseshoe shaped face. Luckily I am a wimp for no good reason at all.


Jennifer B said...

I LOVE riding horses. I am totally jealous. Looks like you had a great time. Though Janet does look kind of funny all preggo on the horse. (said with the utmost love. =)

steph said...

Sounds like a wonderful day in the 'wild'! Janet looks sooo cute as mommy to be!!! I love reading ur blog!!!