My A-Dor-Able baby daughter was very patient at the barn while Abby rode the pony and had her lesson . Abb's lesson went really well, and my niece Mariah was riding her horse in the arena, too. Evie has taken to Mariah in a big way, and was very curious watching her big sis and fav cousin 'ride the really big dogs in the dusty place.' After Abby's lesson and a one mile run around the race track (I think the Pony Diet is the best one I've tried yet) Abby got off and Evie wanted to pet the pony.
She was reaching for him and making the 'ehhhhh' noise, so I put her up against him and she smiled and pet him............so I sat her on him sideways, waiting for the panic scream. More giggles.
I risked it all and plopped her right on him. Giggles, flapping arms, HUUUUGE smiles and a general feeling of "Oh yeah, tell Daddy, I'm gonna need me one of THESE!!"
All in all, this Barn-Mom was as happy as can be. Both my girls love horses!!! David, not so happy. He wanted them to like a sport that was less.......... costly. He couldn't hide his smile when she was so happy tho...........
On the Harry Potter note, I finished the book at 3:30 this afternoon. It was wonderful. A little on the pithy side, but hey it WAS intended for the younger set. It was, upon careful consideration, my favorite of the series. My book will now pass to R. Harrigan to read. And he only had to wait 24 hours after it's original release, too.. :)
Oh, side note number two........... a relative of mine has a blog. He(or she, gotta keep you guessing) is very serious about said blog, which posts include random thoughts, child rearing, UFOs and a LOT of political and religious, ummmmm, thoughts. Or posturings, whatev. Anyway, He(or she) makes a big point of using well constructed paragraphs and grammatically correct sentence structure, etc. Practicing creative writing and technique, blah blah blah. Uh-huh. I WAS an English major. I write a lot. Perfectly constructed paragraphs and unblemished sentence structure are beautiful, and often boring. Don't expect finesse in my posts. Or Pantene, or Dove. I like coming to a blog and reading something that makes me feel like I just sat down with the writer at the beach, with flip flops on, margarita on the table, and started to chat.
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I appreciate everyone who reads this blog and continues to visit, but please don't expect my education to peek out of my posts. I keep my degree firmly in check, thankyouverymuch. I keep my religion in check too. (probably cuz I don't have a whole lot to keep in check there, but I'm blathering.)
Live and let live, and buy them all ponies!!