If you remember this post, then you know that Claire has a running list of things that she aspires to do. Well she was so lucky this past weekend to check off one more thing off her list...RIDE A HORSE!!
My little sister Nicole's boyfriend, Aaron, has a farm and many horses. So when he heard that Claire wanted to ride a horse, he happily volunteered to bring her out and let her ride! So Shane and Claire went out Saturday afternoon with Nicole. Claire had a blast!! Apparently, she was a little pro!! Shane was ready to buy her a horse when he called me after they were done on how well she did (WE ARE NOT BUYING A HORSE)! Claire loves animals and is really gentle with them (except for the occasional times she carries Sadie or Shane's Mom's little tea cup shihtzus =)). The plan was for Shane to first ride, then Claire would ride with him...and maybe/hopefully ride on her own. Shane got on this specific horse and he could not get control of it. So, Shane decided it would probably be better for Aaron to ride with Claire. So they both got on and started riding around the field...the next thing Shane knew, Claire was riding by herself, with very little help from Aaron!! She was leading it around wherever she wanted, and was in total control...of the same horse that Shane could not get going =)!! She rode a few horses and had the time of her life! By the time they were done, she was riding completely by herself! Here are a ton of pictures that Nicole took for me...Thank you so much to Aaron and his family for letting Claire come out have such a good time!! She will remember this forever!! She is still telling me all about it! Where were me and Owen? Well Owen is not as much of a fan of animals as Claire. He loves dogs, but that is it! He was terrified of the bunny in their spring pictures as school!!!! Tough guy Owen...we were at Amanda and Addison's playing and eating pizza!!!
Have a great day!!!!