Saturday, October 30, 2010

Choir Concert 10-28-2010

Thursday night we enjoyed a short band and choir concert at Mikayla's school.

I tried taking pictures, but they didn't turn out (see below). That's ok becasue most of the action was more suitable for video anyway.

Mikayla is in the Concert Choir group and they sang two songs. Mikayla sang as part of a quartet at the beginning of the second song.



Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lang's Horse Games

The girls have been pretty excited to participate in an equestrian gaming competition at Lang's Pony Farm here in Mount Vernon.

They saved their money in order to pay for a horse riding lesson a couple weeks ago just for the sake of refreshing their riding skills in anticipation of this event.

When word got around, Aunt Rachel and Uncle Steve were thrilled that they were able to come up to watch the show. Stars aligned and they were able to carpool with Grandpa Dave so all three could enjoy the festivities.

None of us really knew what to expect at this event since we had never been to a competition like this before. As it turns out, the group of competitors proved to be a wide mix of experience levels. Our girls fit right in with the group.

Mikayla's horse was named Czar and Alexia's horse was named Simon.

The 2.5 hours event included a wide variety of horse games and the girls were able to successfully complete each one.

We all had a great time (although the wind chill did somewhat reduce the potential enjoyment factor).

Here is the rather lengthy video that captures all the games except the first game -- which I unsuccessfully attempted to photograph.

Lang's hosts this competition once a month... and it sounds like the girls might do it again next year. Even Aunt Rachel is contemplating a lesson and participation in 2011! Woo Hoo!


Carving Pumpkins tonight.

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

The memorial bonfire of the bunnies.

Horsing Around

Way back in September, Alexia celebrated her 10th Birthday with some friends by enjoying a trail ride at Lang's Pony Farm.

After the trail ride, the group headed back to our house for cake, presents, crafts, movies and a sleep over.

A few weeks later we were back at Lang's Pony Farm because the girls wanted to take a horse riding lesson in preparation for the upcoming Horse Competition & Game Day on October 23.

Both girls did great and are excited for the upcoming event.