Friday, August 7, 2009

Ellie's Dream

If you would ask Ellie what her favorite animal is, she would probably answer horse...or maybe lion...but horse is way up on her list. Today was really a special day. We went to visit a family that I used to spend a lot of time with and babysat all through high school and college. Their kids are now 20 and 16, and it is so neat how time has almost reversed itself. You see, the kids that I used to babysit for were about the same ages when I babysat them as my own two are now. It was really special for me to see them, and it was AMAZING for Ellie to meet them because Rebecca, the daughter, has horses. Ellie's dream came true today!
Ellie meeting one of Rebecca's horses for the first time.
Reid liked the horses, but LOVED the gator! (thank God the key was not in the ignition)

Ellie learning how to brush a horse properly.

Reid checking out this horse. I'm so glad he didn't crawl under the gate. I was waiting for it to happen.

There she is!!!! Rebecca helping Ellie ride all by herself!

Wooooooo Eeeeeeeee, Ellie! Way to go!

Having the time of her life.

Sporting Rebecca's riding helmet. Cute!

The boys....Andrew who is now 16 and Reid. This was taken in about 2 seconds because Reid never sat down the entire time we were there. Too much to see and do on a farm!

Then, after our morning it was almost lunch time. We took a picnic lunch to the park and played a bit. I wanted them real good and tired when we got home!!!!

Summer fun...nothing beats it!

Rebecca and Andrew......Ellie and Reid thank you for an awesome day! We love you guys!


Joy Howse said...

She looks like she is having the time of her life. Horse riding lessons in her future?? :)

Krissy said...

Ellie looks so cute riding on the horse...I bet that will be on her Christmas list this year!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures.....I could hardly wait to see them! I knew they would have a great time. How Andrew and Rebecca have grown up!

Kelly Rogers said...

Aww! So cute! It looks like they had a great time.

Heather said...

I can't believe how different Reid is looking!!! He's just such a big boy! Those plaid shorts are awesome.

And Ellie looks so cute up on that horse! What fun to see kids you babysat for all grown up.

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?