Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday Lola!!

Lola is still bouncing everywhere because today is her 11th birthday!!!! She was so excited about the party this evening, and she got to see her birthday cake and help put the flowers on it.

The party was a blast, in spite of threats of thunderstorms. Jeannette & Phil (Nastya and Masha's parents) arrived a few minutes later than expected due to a huge downpour they had to drive through and we were a bit in the breath-holding stage for fear the rain may decide to visit the birthday party. Luckily, it only sprinkled and the heavy rain part of the storm was going around us!

Here are photos from the party. Everyone had a wonderful time and the horseback riding was very fun!!

Lola chose a horse named Sam I Am, who looks very much like Apache, her lesson horse.

Jeannette & Phil "horsing" around (literally!)
Masha, who is quite the little ham in front of the camera
Anastasia (Nastya), who was a little scared at first, but rides like she has done it all her life

Kimmi, who was a little apprehensive at first but found her horse, Dexter, to be a big sweetheart
Lola and Mama ready to hit the trail!

Hannah, who runs a really amazing riding and equine training program at Wildewood Farm

There are many types of horses to ride at Wildewood Farm
Ohhhh, COOL! The Pink Panther!!

It's always nice to have friends help open the gifts...
For Lavinia and Nastya meeting for the first time, they were just like old friends later!

I think the other girls were having fun helping Lola!

Lola and Nastya with a new plush friend

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