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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Last Weekend on the Lake

Labor day is the unofficial end of summer. So we celebrated with one last weekend on the lake. Jared's parents went with us and we had a great time.

The weather was great - not too cool and not too hot. The girls enjoyed swimming, jumping in and snacking.
They even got the rafts out for some raft surfing! They LOVED jumping from the boat onto the rafts. It was very cute and funny to watch.

**Side note : how cute is my hubby??? Love that man!

We did the lake for a couple of days and really enjoyed being all together. We did miss Whit though. She had been sick last week and decided to stay home and rest.

We got up Monday and headed to the barn after breakfast. At first the girls weren't too sure about riding. They haven't been riding all summer and I think they were just a little nervous because they couldn't remember riding before. Peyton warmed up to the idea first.

She rode with Pappy for a while. This is what Laila was doing while P was riding:

Cautiously watching from behind the fence. Eventually she decided to give it a try and I couldn't be more proud of her!! Laila is very cautious around animals and I was convinced that she wouldn't ride at all since she wouldn't even get near the horses at first. But she decided she wanted to ride so we let her...
I just love the look on her face in this picture. She was still a little uneasy but she was determined to do it! Dollar was such a great horse and the girls both really loved him. After a minute of riding with Pappy, they were ready to ride on their own. How big are they??? I love this picture of them! I can't express how proud of them I am. I love them so much it hurts. Sweet sisters.
We also played a little on the RTV out at the barn. Peyton really liked it (as did Jared!).

Overall, it was a nice weekend. I'm so thankful for my family and the good times we have together.

And I believe the other day I was saying that Mika has started picking up food to eat. Here is a picture I snapped of her stuffing her face. Ha! I can't believe how fast she is growing... she's really started crawling around (army crawling) and tonight she took her first bath in the big tub - no baby tub. Oooooooh, I just love her so much.

I hope you all have had a wonderful Tuesday!
Love.

1 comment:

Alex and Jill said...

The girls in their little boots are so precious!! They look so big riding together. :)

Love all of the pics and love you! I hope we will see each other soon...has been forever, right!?