Horse’n Around

While Amy was here, there was a horse expo going on at the fairgrounds. I wanted to take the kids over to check it out. We got there and found out they wanted to charge $12/adult….not happenin! I tried going through another gate and the dude there said we could stay for a few min, since I explained that the kids just wanted to see the horses. 

The kids stood on the fence of an outdoor arena and watched some cowboys warming up their horses. Tasha asked me if she could pet the horse, so I asked a rider and they obliged. Then a few minutes later, Cowboy Bob pulled his horse up right to where we were. I think it startled Tasha who promptly got off the fence! He let the kids pet his mule and then to my great delight and astonishment, rode out of the ring and asked if Kevin wanted to get on the mule with him. 

I really don’t know what this guy’s name was, but I thought it was sweet that he let the kids sit on his mule.

Tasha’s turn. She wasn’t excited at all! 😉

I thought this was a cute picture even though we don’t know the guy!

I don’t know who was more excited that they got their first horsey experience, me or the kids! I’ve been wanting to find a place to take the kids for their first “ride” but since Annika came on the scene, that idea has been postponed. So this was a great start! 

Girls Weekend…with Ammon and the kids!

Ok, well I sorta had a girls weekend. My friend, and former college roommate, Amy came to visit from Thurs-Sun for a visit. I hadn’t planned much since I figured we had lots to catch up on. We ended up going here, there and everywhere. Regretably, I forgot my camera half the time, so I don’t have a lot of pictures to show for our time. Let’s just say we did a lot of talking, a lot of eating and a lot of shopping! It doesn’t get much better than that!!! =) 

My favorite place that we went was Beaver Creek Village. Beaver Creek Ski Resort is one of the most popular around here, next to Vail. They also have a really beautiful outdoor shopping area, with wonderful views of the mountains and a waterfall. Also of note was an awesome SUV parked close to the shops, made entirely out of lego!!! 

This isn’t the exact lego car, but it’s the closest I could find online. You get the idea…It was COOL! 

Me and Amy, morning shot, right before she left when we realized we had no pictures of us together! 

Kevin’s wrestling buddy