Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pony Rides

So I feel a little foolish. My parents were here and as usual, I didn't get my camera out all that much. I was saving up for the big day that we would go to Thanksgiving Point. Well, the joke is really on me. My folks wanted to go see the IMAX movies and I knew the kids wouldn't last through that, so we took them to the Dinosaur museum and then to farm country while my parents were watching the shows. But by the time they finished those, it was time to get the kids home for some lunch and naps, so we never even got to the Tulip Festival and we officially spent NO picture taking time with the fam from Washington. Brilliant, once again.
But, on the plus side, I actually managed to take the camera to farm country (and yes I forgot to take it into the Dinosaur museum, but by now you hardly have to ask if I forgot the camera...it's a given).
The girls loved the pony ride, and Robyn has been asking to ride a horse for a while, so I feel like I can check that one off the list of things mothers should really do for their children. Now I can have a regular birthday party without inviting horses, which I wasn't going to do anyway. Here are some pictures of the girls riding.



And then oddly enough, the other thing I really liked was the peacocks. It seems they never show off their feathers, but perhaps they were trying to outdo one another while we were there, because they both had their colors showing. Well, the one is an albino so 'color' might not be the best term. But they really were beautiful.



We had a good time, but I am not sure if we will keep the year membership. I'd like to think that I would take the kids more often (because it would be free), but then I need to be realistic about how lazy I am. So, this is our trial month to see whether I can really get my rear in gear.
And in the meantime, the only thing I really wanted to see were the tulips and somehow we didn't get there, so Tyler has been warned (under pain of death) that he'd better take me back there before the festival is over. Maybe I should mention it again (guys need all the help they can get).

9 comments:

Cindy B said...

I *love* that albino peacock. I've never seen one of those before.

Stacy said...

I've missed your blog this past week and I check back and poof! there are a million posts! Glad to have you back.
An albino peacock??? That might be worth they year membership right there.

Rynell said...

I've been thinking about getting the year membership too. My kids love to go there. Dinosaur museum, animal farm and the kids' garden with the water. All of it.

The albino peacock is really awesome.

Katie said...

Sounds like you guys had so much fun. That's great! And the albino peacock -- oh my goodness. It is beautiful. I think I may have to drag Bryan up there to go see it with me.

Emilie said...

How long does the tulip festival go for? I heard you can rent Segways, that would be so fun!

buhlersdayoff said...

awesome!! we still need to take B out there. over the weekend we went to the nursery that grows the plants for thanksgiving point it is in Idaho by mike's parents. hopefully you will get to see the flowers and not have it be soo stinkin' cold

jennie said...

Wow! I've never seen an albino peacock! I kind of want him under my Christmas tree! Pretty impressive, it must be mating season!

Vieve! said...

I never even knew there was all that stuff to do up at the Point! You should go as many times as you can this month, totally take advantage.

Deanne said...

I'm glad to know your kids got pony rides. I should get my kids over there sometime so they can forgive me for not letting them ride the elephant at the circus (please tell me it's less than $7 a person to ride a pony). Sorry about the tulip festival. I'm sure the Raging Stallion will pull through for you!