Friday, October 1, 2010

Neigh, Moo, Cock-A-Doodle-Doo

It’s been an animal-filled couple of weeks for Charles.  First, we visited his friend Ethan (and my and Tony’s friends Brandon & Deanna) in Puyallup and went to the Fair.  Charles learned how to say “no” and “mine” from Ethan.  He now uses these words frequently.  Thanks.

 

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Trying desperately to get closer to the cows at the Fair.

The Fair was packed.  It took us 45 minutes to drive 5 miles.  And another 20 minutes to find parking.  I do not recommend going on the last day of the Fair.  But!  We all enjoyed ourselves, even with the crowds.  The best part was watching the pole bending in the arena.  Charles would shout “YEAAAAAHHHH!!!” at the top of his lungs when a new horse/rider came into view.  The arena was usually dead silent at these times, so he got a lot of looks and giggles from the crowd.  One lady even took video of him cheering on a rider on her iPhone.

 

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By the end of the afternoon/evening at the Fair, I thought the boys would be so tuckered out they would sleep instantly.  Instead, full of sugar and glee, they raced each other around and around Brandon & Deanna’s house for at least an hour, shrieking madly.  So that was good.

 

Today, Charles and his daycare class (well, part of them, since the proprietors of the daycare are smart enough not to take a 15 kids at once) went to a local pony farm for a ride.  He was a champ at riding!  And so cute in his little helmet!

 

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His pony was named “Moonbeam” and he was older than I am.  By several years.  He was quite gentle, though he nudged my pockets frequently, looking for treats.

 

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The kid’s a natural.  And he has no fear, which will undoubtedly lead to many gray hairs for me and Tony later in life.

 

It’s a beautiful day here, as you can see… I’m heading outside!

2 comments:

Tony said...

Where's his polo mallet? How did he do during the game? Were there any princes there? I think you're leaving something out:).

Mom and Dad said...

those pix are so fun. He is a winner. That smile makes the photos. wow,and a horse ride too. Where did daycare establishments get so cool? wow.