Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer Horseback Riding

Ryleigh just finished the summer session of therapeutic horseback riding at Cedar Creek. This was her third time participating in the program. We are so lucky to have access to such a wonderful program. She absolutely loves it.

week one
She rode on Latte most of the time this summer. But she did ride on two other horses this summer too. She rode one session with Tali (he's Latte's son) and one with Nejam. Latte was her horse last summer and she really likes her. She has braids in her mane.

Here are a few photos from her last session this week:

week eight

Ron was a volunteer side walker for the session.
It was a hard work, but a lot of fun that he got to be with Ryleigh for most of the sessions.

she looks like such a big girl!

One of the last things they did this week was do a little jump over the rail. Most of the time they do this at a walking pace so the horses mostly just step over it. This time they tried it at a trot. Ryleigh and Latte did a great jump! And I managed to get it on video:

We're already looking forward to next summer!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Marin at Nine Months

Our sweet little babe is nine months old already!

She weighs 18 lbs, 10 oz (57th percentile) and she's 26.75 inches long (16th percentile). She's a little shorty!

She's crawling like a boss. Now she's working on pulling up, but she can't quite figure out how to get her feet under her. Clapping is one of her favorite things to do. She's ticklish and has the cutest giggle when you get her going. She started saying "mama," and even though lots of things are "mama" it still melts my heart.

No teeth yet, but she's working on some. (Has been for a while). I hope they come in soon.

We skipped baby purees and went straight to self-feeding finger foods. She's a really good eater and super independent - she doesn't want you to feed her AT ALL. Cheerios are a favorite and she gets pretty excited to see that yellow box.

At times it has been tough adjusting to life with two little people, but our sweet girls are worth it.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sisters are the Best!

Here's a little sister silliness I caught on video last week. These air pacs, though I'm sure they warn to "keep away from children" are a fan favorite in our house!