we are in st. george utah right now visiting josh’s parents and without a doubt, the littles are in heaven! they got to ride horses last night at a nearby ranch where josh actually worked the summer after his freshmen year in college. i remember hardly believing him when we told me he worked on a ranch herding cattle when he was 19, but then again he was an economics major at columbia while taking martha graham dance classes for extracurricular at the time he told me. nothing surprises me anymore with josh. seriously.
anyway, eleanor named a little sea horse statue at a playground in central park, terry, a few months ago. she asks to visit terry almost every day and when we do go to the playground where “terry” lives, she is sure to feed him sticks and leaves, pet him, and give him water after rides. while we were in california last week, she started to call herself “terry” a few times, and when we’d ask her anything, she’d answer, “neighhhhhhhh!” i don’t know, but i think she it taking a liking to horses. naturally, she was in heaven all evening up on trix, a beautiful 27 year old horse at the ranch.
her brother was no different. i thought he might need a moment to warm up to the big horses but i must have forgetten for a second that this is samson we are dealing with. he got on that horse and rode it with one hand with raising the other hand up in the air exclaiming, “Yee Haw!” over and over again. neither wanted to leave the ranch. i’m getting nervous neither will want to board that flight back to new york with us soon. it sure is nice to be with family in warm weather with things like swimming pools and horses, that is for sure. who am i kidding, i’m not sure i want to go back to new york either. ;)
^^^quite possibly my favorite photo of my baby girl to date. i sure love her.^^^
^^^and here’s this crazy cowboy yelling, “Yee haw!”^^^
^^^”bye bye horsey!” ^^^
ps. for those curious, all images shot with our canon 6D. my overalls from zara and red fedora from asos. josh’s shirt from vince. and eleanor’s fox shoes are shoes by melissa and samson’s are from baby gap. :)