a major highlight for all five of us this week was getting to spend time with these gorgeous horses up at a ranch in the adirondacks. especially when the kids got to wear tiny cowboy hats that look straight out of the movie toy story! eleanor has actually worn hers pretty much all day every day since!
as you know because i feel like i’ve opened up about it a bit before (specifically with our choice to stay in nyc right now and move coming up shortly into our new apartment), sometimes i get so torn about the whole city kid childhood verses one in the great outdoors. but i know the city is where our family needs to be right now and getting to have experiences away from it all on occasion has been just right. samson was so sweet our first morning at lake george. the lake was right outside our hotel room door, so josh ran down early in the morning to jump in and the kids were all trailing behind him. samson, who was barefoot, kept tiptoeing as though he was stepping on hot stones being barefoot on the grass and dirt yelling back to me, “are you sure about this?!” it didn’t take long though for him to get accustomed to the feeling of the earth beneath his feet and feel free. loved getting to stand back and witness that.
below are a bunch of photos from our time with the horses and with the sweetest little crew of other little animals they have on property. (this was at stony creek ranch resort for those curious, where we were making a video for a work project. they were so kind to host us for the day and show us around while we made the video, which you’ll see on instagram and twitter soon.)
my all time favorite movie as a little girl (still a huge fan) was wild hearts can’t be broken, and every time i see a horse, i think about how badly i wanted to be a horse diver like sonora webster. :)
right before they saddled up!
we all fed carrots and apples to the horses!
also, there was a time i really really wanted a pig as a pet. and i wasn’t a little girl during this period of life. :) fulfilled so many dreams getting to pet these cuties with the kids.
kisses for the sweetest little bunny!
until next time, horses!
i hope everyone has an amazing weekend! with the 4th of july around the corner, i hope it’s filled with lots of festive colors, food and sparklers, too! love this time of year so much.