Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Checkbooks and Horseshows Go Hand and Hoof

"Abby, that costs a lot of money."

"What's the big deal? Just whip out the checkbook and write the number down and give it to them. Wa-La!"

"Um, honey, you do understand that you need to have money in the bank to write a check, right?"

"Dude, I just know how to fill the check in."

Oh yes, that's my girl.

Now onto today's VIDEO portion of our blog. Abby's first, official, by-God-she-did-it-herself WALK/TROT horseshow! Now, for all of our not-so-regular readers, I'll give you a hint on how to find Abby in this video. She's the only kid on a pony. Apparently, all the other kids' parents took the "Horse" in "Horse-Show" to heart and bought their kids a big ol' horse. Finding Abby is kind of like playing Where's Waldo, but in reverse.

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to my friend Ellen for helping us out at the show all day. I'm sure you had better things to do on a Sunday, but know that your sacrifice to the Equine Gods was truly appreciated.


The Captain's Wife said...

Oh good Mary..you are still alive. I wasn't so sure...cause ya know it's een a while since you posted....

Abby's such a big girl! Will you be getting Evie into riding too? What age do you begin that?

Cheysu said...

Oh yes, I'm still alive. ;) It's been a busy few weeks.

Evie likes to sit on the pony and give him treats, but it'll be another year before she's ready to be up in a saddle holding herself in there. :) We'll start her in a lesson program when she turns 4, like we did for Abby.

Eventually, the pony will be Evie's when Abby is ready to step up to a bigger horse. Oh, and when we win Lotto. :)

KathyP said...

When I was a pre-teen, I helped my mom pay the bills by writing out the checks. I think she even had my signature authorized on the account! Well, we got a statement for my braces and I wrote a check for the full amount -- not realizing that there was a payment plan, or that whatever the dollar amount was, was a lot of money! LOL!

Anonymous said...

ok you need to start blogging again!!!!!!!!!!!!1