He prepared for the day by spending all day Saturday in his birthday suit.
I spent all day Saturday making this cake that he requested. ALL FREAKING DAY.
|Thing 1 LOVES owls.|
We ended up making an entire owl family because the big cake is gluten free.
|I love her- for obvious reasons.|
Then on Sunday we headed up to Estes Park for the birthday celebration! We were only 1/2 hour late leaving the house...
We rode ON OUR OWN HORSES for an hour with my childhood friend and her family. Thing 1 rode all by himself (holding the reins and steering). He is such a little cowboy. We also saw a lone cow elk.
|Brock on his horse Prince Charming on Thing 1 riding solo.|
|This is my horse Gus. He likes to sniff butts.|
I'm willing to bet that the fact that my horse is a butt sniffer
surprises no one. He also scrapes his teeth on metal gates.
|Can you see the elk?|
Then we headed over to some picnic tables on the mountainside called The Campfire Corral where we joined a few more people and commenced in celebrating. Then all the children rode ponies. Then my family went swimming. I used to celebrate my birthdays at Happy Joe's Pizza in Iowa in the middle of a dreary cold February, where I got an ice cream sundae that looked like a clown and a couple of disgruntled high school kids wearing red and white aprons sang Happy Birthday to me. I think Thing 1 wins.
|The party location.... not too shabby, if you like things like |
mountains, trees, sunshine and fresh air...
|Thing 1 and the wind competing to blow out the candles.|
|The kid made a major score. Now we are prepared to make our own Toy Story film.|
|What???? Pony butt!!!!|
|Swimming is fun! Until you swallow water....|
|And... we're out.|
|One can never have too many pony pictures, me thinks.|