On Friday last week Minnie had the THRILL of the week. When we went to the fair with the CountryRents Minnie REALLY wanted to "ride a pony" just like her big cousins. As some of you may remember it didn't go down so well the LAST time she rode a pony so at the fair I made the executive decision to not pay for the pony ride. 1) I didn't want to waste the $$ 2) I didn't want her crying and freaking out after only 15 seconds on said pony and 3) I knew that our friend from the library had offered Hickory ANYTIME. (I also didn't think she REALLY cared ~ whoopsie)
She talked about riding a pony FOR THE REST OF THAT DAY. I got home to Husband and said "I have NEVER felt like our girl wants for anything. I feel like she has MORE than we deserve but that day... I was SO sad that I didn't pay the $$ and get the girl a pony ride." Thankfully I did check in with our friend who owns Hickory and she DID say "come ON OVER!!!" and Minnie had her pony riding day. One that didn't cost us $5 and lasted about 10 times as long as the one at the fair :) Oh yeah... and here's how it went down...
Starting with the "fake" horsey ride ~ and THRILLED to be on Hickory. The other GREAT thing about waiting until Hickory the pony was that DADDY got to be there! :) I think Minnie almost loved that part best! :)
There were NO tears and she LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!
Hickory's littlest owner :)
Walkin' and talkin' with Nana
Our sweet, generous, lovely hosts ~ please note that baby B is SLEEPING there on his Mama....
The big guy ~ Boone ~ that had to get left behind...
After the pony ride the girl just ran around and had A BLAST in the yard
with the toy tractors
and then there was the JUMPY HOUSE!!!! :)
I think this is my favorite pic of all of them. Two girls, barefoot in cold weather ~ one chasing chickens and one riding a tractor in late afternoon sun. :)
The little B man that woke up and had all kinds of smiles for the nice lady Minnie calls Nana :)
Pa-Pa!!!! :) come on now...
The final highlight of the afternoon for Minnie was actually TOUCHING one of the chickens she had spent so much time chasing. :) She even got to gather an egg from the chicken coop. My girl left her new friend's home with a heart full of memories and dirty feet and clothes. In my book, that's success!