Our family had such a great evening with church friends. One of the couples in my small group hosted a dinner for the small group. The couple happens to own a barn full of horses, and are also professional golden retriever breeders. Between three of the families in our small group, we have seven children under two!
I am adamantly against getting a dog, but these puppies were hard to walk away from. Thankfully the puppies are already claimed. Our kids absolutely loved the puppies when they were behind the fence, but less sure when the puppies licked and nibbled them outside the fence.
Dinner was a potluck cookout. I made banana pudding and pound cake. The kids chowed down on fruit, chips, cheese, potato salad, hamburger, and pudding.
After dinner we toured the barn. The kids were having so much fun until the owner took James inside the stall. The horse got spooked and the trio started screaming inconsolably. The incident did not dissuade Jackson from wanting to ride a horse. Jesse and I were skeptical about Jackson actually getting on the horse once the horse was saddled up. Jack surprised us with his excitement and persistence about getting on the horse.
Jackson was able to ride four laps around the large field, while I waked beside him. He grinned ear to ear the entire time!
|Half of the families in our small group|