Sunday, August 29, 2010

Some Serious FUN!

In my Sunday posts I am hoping to begin them with scripture.
I was not given the gift of preaching but I was given the gift of sharing.
I know that these blessings could never have happened unless it was through our Dear Lord.

Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, "Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on by behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but my Father who sent me."
Mark 9:36-37

It is so much fun for this Momma to experience their "firsts" with them!

This is Cheyenne and this was our horse at the party!!

They all got to groom the horse!

And ride him!

There were tons of smiles in the stable and the ring!

There was also lots of giggling! It was funny watching them getting on the horse- they had no idea what to do but caught on quickly!

They also do riding for special needs children, so they understood our new daughters- their fears and excitement. We needed to keep them calm around the horses and no sudden movements. I held tight to them most of the time but managed to get a few fun pics! Someday we may look into riding for the girls but not now, our schedule is full enough for the fall.

Anna enjoyed the horses, too!
In her her own special way!

Each of the kids got to be a helper! Emma loves helping!

Here is a foal at the farm.

Then the kids rode the carousel!

It brought more smiles to their faces!

Then it was train rides around the grounds! They went about 3 times- and loved every minute of it!!

And last but not least a picture with the birthday girl!
Happy Birthday Amy!

Just so you know we are not fun and smiles all the time. Our 2 new American girls dolls are talking a respite! One got a haircut from her new mother and the other got a new hair do from here new mother ... rather lot of back combing- in other words major snarls and knots.

One is pouting because she wants to play inside and mean Mommy is sending everyone outside for some fresh air.

Just this morning they were climbing the closet to retrieve their dolls- Mom said No No- cannot do that. So one pouted and missed the donut and coffee run- she sure showed me ;-)

Our life is resembling a normal life with girls that are 10, 9, 8 and 4!

And we love it!


Lori at JOY Unspeakable said...

My gracious, you guys always have something fun going on!! The most exciting thing we did this weekend was go to Sam's Club. Woot woot!

Love the pics! The girls look like they've been sisters forever. :)

Sally-Girl! said...

Oh I am the mean mommy too! I make the kids play outside from 9 am to noon. They get their morning snack outside with a pitcher of water to pour themselves into their cups and then they end their outside time with lunch. They come in ready for some quiet inside playtime and then we do it again right before dinner. I love seeing them use their imaginations outside.

Susan said...

Enjoying your updates, glad everything is going so well with your new girls.

Pam said...

Sadly, we're with you on the American Girl Doll hair. Emily let Gracie play with her beloved Molly, whose braids were in pristine condition. Within moments they were undone. Emily was so bummed, too.

Other than the dolls, it looks like you're having much fun around your place!

Sarah said...

And I love reading about it! So fun!

Sue said...

yep us mean mommies rock, and yet in the next breath we are the best mom in the whole wide world with hugs and kisses from themd

quilt'n-mama said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Our kids love to ride as well, I wish we had more options close to where we live for them.

My big fear is that one of our younger kiddos will get one of Lenna's American Girl Dolls and try out their hair dresser skills.... oh the tears that would follow!

I think you are doing a great job as mom to your family by the way. I'm always so encouraged to read!


Adeye said...

How absolutely WONDERFUL! Looks like so much fun. I LOVE how the girlies all dress alike :)

Wright Family said...

Nellie, 11, broke her AG dolls leg off within a few months of having her. I sent her to the doll hospital which cost a fortune. When Nellie broke the second leg off said, put some tights on her to hold it on :).