Saturday, March 17, 2007

Birthday dinners, horses and round pens

Rachel came, with Kevin and the girls, for her requested birthday dinner:  Potato soup, chili, and apple pie.  Grandson Arick came out to work with the horse he's breaking, and brought a friend, Lee, to ride with him; of course, they filled their young bellies up with soup and cobbler, before riding.  Lee had never been on a horse before.  Now granted, he's changed a lot since 2004 when the picture below was taken, but tell me if the kid on the right looks like a cowboy?  This was taken the first time I went with my grandkids to Van's Warped Tour.

So it seemed strange today, almost three years after taking the above picture, to see Lee riding Blue.

He had a successful first ride, and came back talking about how totally awesome it was, riding a horse.

Meanwhile, Cliff has spent the entire day finishing the round pen and working on a home-made gate for it.  Here you see our son-in-law, Kevin, Adam (who boards his horses here) and Cliff.

Below, grandson Arick and boarder Adam watch as Cliff and Lee mount the gate:

Cliff wants the gate to be self-closing, and they're testing it out here to see if his invention works.

The boys and Adam and I got in some good "horsey" conversation, and I handled Libby for awhile.

It's been a rather cold day, but a most excellent one.


geocachelinda66 said...

I'm glad you had a good day.  My boyfriend and his son go to Warped Tour too.  Not really my cup of tea...  Linda

toonguykc said...

My mom was not the best cook in the world -- by a long shot.  But she could always make an awesome potato soup.  I just now remembered that from reading your entry.


lorinokla said...

what a perfect round pen!!! Cliff did a great job. This is cool for you, I bet you are happy!

Blue is such a beautiful horse, I love seeing pictures of him.

hestiahomeschool said...

What an awesome pen...I am envious!

fowfies said...

Looks like it was a nice visit. :) The menu sounds delicious too!

suzypwr said...

Nice job - a self-closing gate! Wish I had that on my bedroom closet door, lol!