Monday, September 13, 2010

The Big Day

So, I finally got around to working on the birthday pics from my sweet baby's party.  I'm probably very lucky that I even got these photos taken at all.  I'm absolutely terrible at taking pics at birthday parties or any other event where I'm talking or soaking in the fun. But hey, I can't fire myself, can I? 

The night before the party it rained 3 inches in less than hour.  Really? 3 inches?  Come on! Needless to say, I was just little bit worried.  Then, a couple of hours before the shindig it decides to rain a little more.  Geez! Well, we put on our boots and got ready for a muddy mess anyway.  Surprisingly, we had a lot of little troopers out there all enjoying themselves and sweating up a storm due to the crazy humidity that evening.

We arrived early to set up our tables, food and decorations.  We had some extra time before our first guests arrived, so J Bird headed out for a ride. 

Saddled up and ready to go.  She is such a natural up there.
This is Moxie. She is a sweet, gentle horse and perfect for the kids. This was J Bird's horse.
Once J Bird's friends showed up, all she could think about was playing with them. It did give all the kiddos a chance to ride the horses, though. I have to admit, I thought she might want to hog up all the horse time.  Nope, all she wanted to do was bounce with friends.

She did get the last ride, though.  I was so proud watching her control this huge animal. Later that night, we discovered she hadn't eaten dinner because she was riding instead.

Whoa!!! She missed the obstacle here and was backing Moxie up to give it another try.  I didn't have my zoom lens on my camera, but if I did you would be able to see the focus on her face.  It really was unbelievable.
Uncle J.T. and Aunt Sister were in town for the party and apparently felt the party needed some clowns.
Paint The Pony (with washable paint, of course.)

She told me her birthday was so good that she didn't need to make a wish...but she did anyway. he,he,he.


Beth Simmons said...

These are awesome photos! And it looks like the best birthday party a girl could ever wish for! What a great time for your beautiful 5 year old!

Jennifer Rice said...

These are sooo wonderful!!! I just LOVE the washable pony! What a fabulous idea :) Hope Hermine didn't get you all too badly, glad you got to celebrate in spite of the rain ♥

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