Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New experiences..........

I'm still trying to play catch up. I just can't seem to find the energy to stay up late and blog....sorry to be soo far behind!!! Hopefully, one day when you read all this, girls, you will care more that momma just got pictures than you do that I was prompt in my timeline!!!
Caitlyn, you started taking horseback riding lessons back in the fall. I was too sick to go and am just now getting some pictures of you and Mr. Jim. He is a sweet and patient man that loves to teach. You are one brave girl...sometimes a little too scare me quite a bit!!! I am very proud of you for sticking with it, though...even when the learning is slow.

Letting you take off and turn on your own.

This is one GENTLE horse!!! I was a nervous wreck at this point, but Mr. Jim says this is great for building long as it is on the right horse!!!!

Caroline, you were more interested in the barn cat...I loved this sweet moment. You don't care much about horses.......I think their size scares you.

You did hop up (only with Caitlyn) for a quick picture, though.

We celebrated Mariana's 4th birthday at the roller skating rink. This was a first for you both. Daddy and I had not skated in over 15 years either. We went early on a Saturday morning when they have open skate for beginners. They let adults out on the rink in shoes to help little ones learn. It was so much fun!!!!! Big Daddy was a great teacher!

After lots of falls, you finally got the hang of it!

Bela and Lucas joined us in the new experience..........

This is how Mariana liked to skate!!!

Even Price got out there with us!!! He was enthralled with all the lights and music!

You finally got it, too, Caroline!!! It is so neat observing you learn new things!!

Another"first" we took part in recently was the Spring 5k fundraiser for Lipscomb Elementary. We weren't able to go last year because we were out of town. It was also so much fun!! You girls and Daddy made it the whole way...I took up the rear and took my sweet time...enjoying the scenery.

There was a dinner and lots of jumpers and games after the race. Here is one of your 1st grade friends, Gabriella. Caroline, I loved how "into" everything you got, too. You are sooo ready to be there next year. We already love and are so thankful for LES!!!!!