So we headed out to the stables and everyone got to help groom and ride a couple horses.
Lucy's horse was named Frank and she adored him. Lucy has a natural way with animals and she took to Frank right away. I think she would have stayed there all day riding and grooming if she could have!
Here's a lovely shot of us...both Lucy and I were picking off our nail polish. What a terrible sight. It obviously got boring waiting for the kids to get their rides.
There she is in her element. My sweet Lucy---full of joy and love. She's such a grateful child and never asks for much...She was born with a sense of gratitude and I admire for her courage and fun loving attitude towards life.
Another birthday... Henry turned 10 last week and planned a camp out overnight party at my parent's house. He planned this for weeks...he even made up survival kits and schedules for his friends. He really did this on his own...I just made the purchases at wal mart! (flashlights, mini-compasses, kleenex, granola bar, water bottle, fruit snacks, bandana) Here's where my parents live...about 5 miles from town. They have a log home, pond, cabin out in back, "cabana" out in front, beach, dock, boats, 12 acres... It's pretty amazing...it's their dream home and they generously offer it to friends, family, people from church, etc. for gatherings. They had promised Henry this party for his birthday!
The boys explored, played games, fished, hiked, danced, boated, laughed and celebrated until after 1am! Thank goodness my husband, the good sport, agreed to "supervise" and sacrifice a night of sleep.
In the morning my mom prepared a giant breakfast for them... And now... Here is little Lucy after waking up and exploring the property. My dad built a "Lucy" bridge for her and she just had to make sure it was in tact! She' soon to turn 7 in September... I know she's wondering what's in store for her birthday party---yikes! I need to start thinking! And these sweet kids need to know that next year, birthday parties will be much more low key! xxxooo jody
Charlie turned four on August first. He wanted a "sports" birthday party at the pool... So in Bennett style, making a big deal about birthdays and going a bit overboard, we loaded up the car with a cake, goodie bags, beach balls and presents and threw Charlie his party! This year he really had "friends" to invite...he was thrilled to invite some of his preschool buddies...although he mostly played with his big brother.