While decorating the house for the holidays, I took a mid day break to go visit "ponies" with Dewdrop and Fin. She adores watching My Little Pony, and talks about ponies all the time. Its her favorite word. Many conversations with her go like this:
Me- "Hi, honey, how are you?"
Me- "Can you say 'Grammy'?"
So, we thought she'd be thrilled to see some real, live horses.
She might have been expecting pink ones that fly, because she was a bit underwhelmed. She did give them lots of love, and enjoyed snuggling big, ole, Dusty even though he wasn't pink or purple.
(Notice the orb in the photo? She is putting out some loving energy)
Mr. Fin did a great job solo as well as holding his baby sister while horseback.
Notice there are no photos of ME on a horse? You won't be seeing one either. I love horses, and think that their necks are the perfect size for a hug and they have the world's most velvety noses. But when we had our own herd, I fell off of a pony (not a big horse, a little pony. And yes, fell off, wasn't thrown) and fractured 2 vertebrae.
From then on, I've felt happier talking to horses with my feet on the ground. I'm not scared of horses, and have recovered, as long as I keep myself limber and do my stretches, my back is fine most of the time. But I don't have any inclinations towards climbing up onto another horse any time soon.
We have discussed getting some horses of our own again. My husband thinks maybe when he retires, he would like to have some. But I'm iffy on the idea. I enjoy being around them and think they make nice pets, but they are really big and a lot of hard work. There are days when I'm overwhelmed with just a few chickens and herd of dorkies.
We will see if the grands even want horses when they are older. My sons never did.
At the indoor play center, when I gave her a new shirt with a pony on it for her birthday, she quickly stripped naked to change clothes, right there at the table.
She was very excited about it.
Here are some presents for you, some free holiday images. I used the farmhouse in the snow for Carol's Shine workshop, (where I am at today, please wish me luck!) as the labels on my kits. And the birds reminded me of my Birdsong friends, so I just had to share them.
These are all on one page, so click on the set of images to open in a larger window, save to your computer, then print it.