Friday, October 26, 2012

The Country

Our friends Jessica and Casey just recently moved out to the country and they wanted to have us over for dinner to see their new place, which was so sweet. The property has a horse ranch with lots of horses on it and the owners let Casey and I ride them for a while. Jessica watched the twins and Jackson, so that we could all spend some time with the horses (she's one brave woman!). One of the horses is gaited; I have trotted and galloped, but never gaited. So, one of the owners gave me a little mini lesson on how to get the horse to gait (soo much easier than a trot!). When I was younger, I took English riding lessons and learned how to post during a trot, but with a gait you don't have to post. It was such a smoother ride! I don't think I've ridden a horse since I was in high school (I've gone horse riding on a trail-rides where we walk in a straight line...but this was actual riding) and I can't tell you how much fun I had. My bottom was QUITE sore, however, afterwards. Now I want a horse. =)

The owner also very sweetly asked if we wanted to let Connor and Jameson ride. They each got to go around the entire arena by themselves and then they went around once together. Casey walked them, while Mr. Howard stood by their side (I was still riding my own horse). They LOVED it! Unfortunately, I left my camera in my purse in the house. Thankfully I had my iPhone so we could at least snap SOME pictures (albeit horrible quality ones).
 Okay, so my Miss Picky (do you know who I'm talking about?), my little one who cries whenever anyone even looks at her, is obsessed with in "reached out and wanted him to hold her" obsessed. To say it shocked me is the understatement of the year. She won't even let my sister hold her (honestly, I think it's because she's confused that Katie sounds so much like me). But Casey she loved. Obviously the girl doesn't have good taste. Hehe! (I love you Casey).
 While the boys were barbecuing and Jessica was making dessert, I was watching the kids. Just in case you're wondering, a 5 to 1 ratio is not a sufficient child to adult ratio. Holy moly. All I was doing was putting out fires. How on earth does my daycare facility do it?!? Although, I guess part of the problem is that all five kids are 3-years-old and younger (2 three-year-olds, 1 two-year-old, and 2 sixteen-month-olds). Jessica has another little one on the way and I can't imagine how crazy get-togethers are going to be! Eeeek.


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CONGRATS Jessica and Casey!!!! Super exciting! Cute pictures! BTW, we will totally go in on a horse with you! haha! taylor LOVES LOVES LOVES horses!

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This looks like so much fun. Connor looks like he needs a horse :)

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Looks like so much fun, my kids love horses!

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