Thursday, January 14, 2010

Katie's Major Award

Katie's teacher, Mrs. Nelson, gave each of her students a reading goal last trimester. When they reached 100% of their goal she gave them a certificate and invited them to come spend an afternoon learning about her horses. They are allowed to bring their family. This is what we did last Saturday. She gave Katie this cute cowgirl hat as a gift and taught her how to care for the horses. Mrs. Nelson has five horses, so each of the kids got to ride for about 45 minutes. They loved it!

Katie got to ride first and I was surprised at how natural she seemed on the horse.

After a few minutes of guiding her, they let Emma try riding on her own. She did a great job.

Andrew's horse took off on a run for a few minutes. He did a good job not showing his fear.

Nathan had fun but he wasn't thrilled about riding a horse with a pink and purple blanket. (It was a girl horse too.) This kid is all boy.

Thanks Katie for earning this major award!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What's Cookin'?

So I've been called out on the lack of attention I've given to the blog lately. Even now I don't have a lot of time to do a catch up post but I thought I'd show you a preview of our great Christmas. My mom made aprons for all of her grandkids. She gave the girls cake pans or muffin tins with all the ingredients and the boys got a sandwich cutter in the shape of dinosaurs with a jar of peanut butter. I can't imagine all the time she put into these, but the kids LOVED them.