Wednesday, July 18, 2007

No more horsing around

I got a call from my cousin Jessica this morning telling me that she understood I was busy and all, but that I was really slacking in the blogging department. Alright girl, point taken,... I am so sorry.

OK, so we really have been busy these last couple of weeks getting ready for "Lella Happy Birday Comin", which Isabella has been reminding us of almost daily for the last few weeks, and getting some things done around the house. The kitchen got a bit of a much needed face lift ~ nothing major, just new paint, new light fixtures, new hardware and a different kitchen table. Although we would have loved to get new cabinets and counter tops, financially it's not the right time. But we're really happy with how it turned out. I'll make sure to post some pictures soon.

But in the midst of all the "busyness", we have carved out some time for fun stuff as well. On Saturday Scott and I took Isabella to Shelby Farms to see the horses and hopefully get her to ride one.

Let me start by saying that I tried this a few months ago. Isabella was quite taken with Beau (the horse) and was not at all afraid of him so naturally I was certain it would all be smooth sailing. I paid $4.00 and then she absolutely lost it and got hysterical when they tried to put the required helmet on her and,... that was the end of that.

So with her birthday party at the farm fast approaching, we thought we'd try this little adventure again. This time, putting on the helmet was absolutely no problem, she actually enjoyed having it on. Getting close to Pipper (the horse), that was all together a different story. So this time we paid $4.00 for her to wear a helmet and,... that was the end of that. However, she did look really cute with it on.

So by our estimation, we're thinking we will have spent close to $40.00 before she actually gets on one of the horses with a helmet on. Hmmm, kind of an expensive pony ride, don't you think?


marcilambert said...

where do you ride horses for $4? i might have to take my girls!