I can’t even tell you how much I’ve loved our mild summer temperatures, so far. We even stopped at a park randomly yesterday without having to worry about burning slides or lack of shade. I know August and September are coming… and they can be brutal… but I think I can handle it after a beautiful June and July!
All that to say, after breakfast the other day I was dealing with some exceptionally tired kids when it occurred to me; it’s actually cool enough to go for a walk! Sierra was already wearing her cowgirl hat, so we headed to our favorite spot; the horse stables!
This girl has been a horse fan since she was a baby. I am already dreaming of redoing the girls’ room and giving Sierra a little horse theme in her corner.
There is a 3 month old colt, who is just precious. All the horses are, really. It’s funny to think that I was actually scared of them before we started our trips to the stables. They are just so big! Such a beautiful definition of meekness. Now I find them extraordinary, (though I have no desire to have one of my own!)
The walk back is always the hardest; slightly uphill. But, a stop at our favorite spot, “the rock garden,” always cheers us up!
We play the jumping rock game. And, sometimes we run through the bushes and play hide-and-seek, (though Triscuit always reveals our hiding spots!) The girls pick wild flowers for each other. Then we’re on our way.
… With a wild flower in our hair! Hooray for cooler temperatures, summer walks, and horses!