Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The riding lesson...

Bareback and without reins - learning to direct the horse with just her legs and her weight. Eliana was psyched!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It helps when the teacher is in on the prank...

Eliana had a great math teacher this year.  I let him know that we had a deal with Eliana where we would allow her to get a cell phone if she kept her grades up through the end of the year.  So he created a fake report card and gave her a C in math with the comment, “Eliana really should have earned an “A” in math.  All she needed to do was work A LOT harder and get A LOT more correct answers.  I don’t think a “C” in math warrants a new cell phone…”

And when the report card came in the mail and Eliana opened it, her face became very serious, but she didn't say a word.  She just handed me the report card and I read the math comment out loud.  Finally Eliana started laughing and I told her the teacher was in on the cell phone deal.  The comment was perfect.  And now that Eliana’s heart is beating again she can not wait to shop for a phone.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Perfect timing!

A reservation made months in advance for the brand new indoor water park plus a snowstorm on check in day made this family so grateful to have something to do other than clear the snow.

We wore the wolf ears anytime we weren't in the water and the adults enjoyed the rides as much as the kids.  With names like "Tornado" and "Wolf Tail", who wouldn't!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The spoils of victory

Ironically Eliana and her friend won the 6th grade fantasy football challenge.  While she could care less about football, she absolutely loves chocolate!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Meet Oscar

I know I missed posting the birthday pic for the now 14 year old, but this is so much better.  The recent birthday girl with our new puppy, Oscar - 8 weeks old today!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Trick riding on Gypsy

Eliana's riding instructor's passion is trick riding (way cool to watch).  And for some lessons she has Eliana use a vaulting saddle and soft soled shoes to learn a trick or two as well.  This video is one of those times...