Every year our church (Family Life Church) holds a harvest festival. It is loads of fun and great time to spend with friends and family. Every year it gets better, and every year we leave with many happy memories!
And similar to other years, the highlight for Hannah being the horse rides. Yes 2hrs spent riding and cycling through the line over and over and over and over..... What I learned in the process is that preschoolers become very effective in the art of "waiting in lines." Hannah has mastered the art of patience (it didn't matter if there were 2 or 8 people in line, she quietly waited!), along with awareness.... You know the saying (although Hannah doesn't.....) "No cuts, no butts, no coconuts!" What in the heck does that mean anyways? Point being.... Hannah was very cautious to make sure she stayed exactly 1/2inch away from the person in front of her. This "closeness" solidified her place in line, it is next to impossible for someone else to squeeze into 1/2in of space, Hannah was not worried about anyone sneaking a cut! :)
Hannah rode every single horse multiple times each... everyone helping out would just grin as Hannah raced up the stairs for yet another turn. My heart was warm and to the point of melting everytime her face lit up as her turn approached.... again!
I'm pretty sure Hannah holds a special place in her heart for horses. She has a true desire to be near them and love on them... As we drove home tonight in the dark, way past any bedtime the girls have every had, Hannah simply said.... "Mom, can I please have a horse when I get older?" "We'll see baby, we would need a lot of stuff for a horse and a lot more room, but you never know... it might be an option someday" ...brief pause... "Mom, can I have a horse tomorrow? I'll be older then?" ...sigh with a smile... We have got the sweetest girls ever. I love them to pieces!
Fortunately there was lots of dirt and rocks.... the twins took a short nap and then happily played taking up the full 2hrs Hannah rode horses.... no complaints here! Only dirty faces and happy girls!
Dreaming of riding next year!
Little climbers! Just like their big sister!