The kids and I just got back from a road trip to Colorado. We had a great time with friends and saw some amazing sights. The kids had never seen mountains before and were amazed at how big and beautiful they were. We spent some time at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where we fed giraffes and got up close to lots of animals. We spent some time exploring dinosaur footprints at Dinosaur Ridge and examined the skeletons of dinosaurs and even held a real T-Rex bone at the Dinosaur Museum. Although there was a massive fire in New Mexico that blocked our view of the mountain range for most of our visit, we were finally able to see Pike’s Peak and the rest of the range during our final day in Castle Rock. The Feger family was wonderful and showed us a great time. The kids made new friends and played their hearts out. I think they have pen pals now 🙂 (I took 446 pics and have a lot of editing to do!)
While we were on our trip, my husband contacted me and mentioned that our new sheep had not been feeling well. Cullen had a cough and diarrhea. Chris started antibiotics and thought that he was doing better. Unfortunately, the day after I got home, Cullen passed away. He was a sweet, beautiful creature and I loved that little guy very much. He is now buried in the center of our property. I miss him already.
Although we had some unexpected sad news, we decided to take the kids out and do something fun as a family. One of Chris’ employees, Kelly, has four horses and she invited us out to ride. Maggie adores horses and was super excited. I had never been on a horse before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Maggie went first and had a big smile the entire time.
Liam took his turn next. I think he enjoyed it, but was definitely more cautious.
Chris decided he didn’t need someone to lead him and wanted to take off by himself. As always, Chris acted like he knew what he was doing…he couldn’t figure out how to get the horse to turn the correct way and the horse kept getting faster and faster…Chris had told Kelly he didn’t want to be on a wimpy horse so she gave him the biggest one she had. So funny to watch Chris being absolutely clueless but pretending he knew what was going on.
I went last. I was on the big horse also, but wasn’t ashamed to have Kelly walk him around. I was not attempting this by myself 🙂
We are excited to say that Maggie will be starting riding lessons very soon. Kelly has offered to teach her how to ride and she couldn’t be more excited. Can’t wait to get her started.