Sunday, 13 September 2009

Sometimes You Just Can't Beat The Look On Their Face!

So, to say Emily has begged and begged for horse riding lessons for the last 6 months is a bit of an understatement! There's not a day gone by where she hasn't sat watching The Saddle Club with a look of longing on her face!

So, Rob and I decided that, after 6 months it probably wasn't just a whim, and yesterday morning we drove her to the local riding school. We didn't tell her where we were going so, as I drove, Rob sat there, mobile at the ready, to capture the look on her face when she clicked what was going on. It was priceless!

We got her kitted out with a helmet and then she went off to meet her pony, Dolly.

She did really well. In just half an hour she learnt how to hold the reigns, how to speed up, slow down and get Dolly to trot. Not bad me thinks!

Yesterday was also Rob's birthday so we spent the afternoon just chilling. We went for coffee and birthday cake at a local coffee shop, then came home and chilled in the garden with a glass of wine. The plan was to go out for tea but the weather was so lovely we had a BBQ instead, with some gorgeous steaks from our fab local butcher. Then last night we had a little Metallica Guitar Hero contest before settling down to Rob's new dvd boxset of Dexter. All in all I think he had a great day; nothing too exciting but you have to slow down at his age you know! ;)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The look on Emily's face is priceless, she looks so excited! It was lovely being in on the secret and making sure she had had breakfast and was dressed and ready.Bet I can guess what she wants for Christmas!!! Mum xx