Wednesday, May 06, 2009

At the ranch...

A few more pictures from Claire's birthday party. We really had a super fun time.

The trail ride was great. We rode at Marshall Creek Ranch in Southlake, TX. We were very worried about rain, but it turned out to be a perfect day. We rode through the woods and out to Lake Grapevine.We got to cross creeks and climb small hills. We even saw deer, a red tail hawk, a rabbit and a turtle. And lots of mosquitoes.

We took pictures after the ride.

We reserved the bunk house at the ranch for our party after the ride. It was very rustic and comfortable. While I set out our lunch, I gave the girls a "photo scavenger hunt." They had a clip board with a list of things to take pictures of including...Claire holding up ten fingers,

all the party girls' shoes,one of the girls in the jumping in the air,
an animal,

... and several other items like something flying, something with words, something with numbers, something very large, something very small (They chose goat poop.) etc.

The girls loved this activity!

After lunch, Jeff and I sat on the porch while the girls roamed around the farm. They examined ant hills, fed hay to the horses, chased the cat and enjoyed each others' company. A good day for a ten year old -- or anyone!


Connie said...

What a wonderful party for a lovely 10 year old. Congratulations on the sales in CM and I'm glad you're thinking about the Lenten project's future.

Melly Testa said...

Wow, that sounds fantastic!