We attend a wonderful event several times a year that makes equitherapy with ponies available to kids with all kinds of special needs for free. The kids look forward to it and Ferdinand has really come around over the years from being unable to approach the barn to running ahead of his siblings to get in line. I went upstairs to call the kids to go and found this on the floor. All our pics from inside the barn unfortunately were blurry but the big surprise was Valentine's reaction, all our dc have taken time to warm up but he threw himself at the ponies, screamed when he had to get off and cried harder when we had to go. He has been bringing us pictures of horses for days and signing "please please more". I'm going to have to find a pony...so you think one will fit on the back porch? :) We also made friends with a new puppy, some chicks and participated in a fun egg hunt.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I had a church school lesson planned for the wee ones but my kiddos all came down with a stomach bug. More than half the under 12's are sick this week at our parish.
So St. Mary of Egypt spent the day in our icon corner.
I am hoping this means we will all be well for Holy Week and Pascha since we now have had the flu, the obligatory spring cold and a stomach virus during Great Lent. We are looking forward to it since we have yet to experience an Orthodox Holy Week since last year they were sick (surprise) with the flu .