Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Horseback Riding Lessons

Sooooooo sorry that I'm just now getting back to blogging. It's been a busy couple of months.
In September she began taking horseback riding lessons. It was something she'd been wanting to do since June but with my back surgery and it being super hot, we never had time to make it happen.
Her teacher's name is Rachel and she's a college student who has grown up riding and competing in barrel racing etc.

Her lesson would always start out with prep work like brushing, cleaning their hooves, and feeding them.

She also teaches how to put on the bridle, saddle etc.

She said Sophia is a natural (the way she sits in the saddle). And Sophia is really good at getting the horse to go in the direction she wants it to go.

She takes lessons every Wednesday. It's funny because we grew up near the place where she takes lessons. It's right across from Meadowview Estates. We used to see the horses all the time when we were kids and wished we could take lessons.

Monday, November 16, 2015

First Day of School

I can't believe Sophia is already in 2nd Grade! Here are her first day of school pics.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Best Intentions

My intent was to do a separate post with all the pics my sister sent me of the things Sophia did over the week when I went back to work and Aunt Robin watched Sophia. They went to NRH2O and Six Flags etc. BUT, I guess I didn't download them to the computer before my phone died and apparently I didn't back up anything to the cloud....so those pics are gone until I can get my sis to resend them.
But here are some other things Sophia did over the summer.
She spent time the cats.
She crashed after staying up really late.

She went to IHOP.

And she made lots of pallets on the floor. It was hard to get her back to her bed to sleep when we returned to school.

I'll post meet the teacher and first day of school pics soon! So that means by Thanksgiving. LOL!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sophia's Birthday Party

We had Sophia's 7th birthday party at Build-a-Bear in the Grapevine Mills Mall. Note to self: Never do this again....it was crazy busy and took forever. Plus they had no party room to do cake.
But the girls didn't care.

Russell waited for us in the food court with our cookie cake.


This party was only 2 weeks after my back surgery and it completely wiped me out. I went home and slept for hours.