So apparently going to Grandma and Grandpa's house where you can drive any of the 4 power wheels vehicles parked in the garage, share potato chips and licorice with grandpa, stay up late, swim in the pool, and play with a selection of toys that rivals Toys R Us is no longer good enough. Grandma thought she needed to step it up a notch or two, and you know, secure her house as the GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH! So today at 11:30am, a white church van (yes, random) pulled up the driveway with not 1, not 2, but 3 ponies inside! One was for riding and "decorating," one was a little baby for feeding carrots and petting, and one stayed in the van because he was apparently tired and had a full day of birthday parties ahead of him or something like that.For an hour, my parent's backyard turned into a temporary petting zoo and there were 6 kids clamoring for their turn in the saddle. It was surreal and just all around hilarious. And yes Grandma, your ponies were a BIG hit. Eli will never want to hang out with his boring parents and regular old dog again. And now we're going to have to find a way to afford a pony for his 3rd birthday. Maybe I should check craigslist??
Feeding carrots to 1-year-old Daisy, who is just about the same size as our dogEli and Zachary fighting for their place on the stool where the next rider would wait for a turnThis poor pony was stickered and glittered and adorned and brushed, and just stood there perfectly still while 12 hands were all over him Giving Blue a good-bye hug