Photo Friday: Sunny Oak Through The Eyes of a Five-Year-Old


Michael had the iPad last night at Julianna’s last therapeutic horseback riding lesson of the spring session. Enjoy his photos, and a couple videos at the end!


Meet Timothy the donkey. Whom Michael called a goat all night.


I never noticed that I put the stickers on my computer upside down. Face palm.


Revise, revise, revise until that novel shines…


Julianna gives Richard Horse a treat.


I did not think I would be able to share any of the videos Michael took of Julianna riding, because I don’t have permission to show the other kids. But do you know that stinker is just the right height to take a video that shows the legs but not the faces of the other kids? Who knew?

But this one is the crown jewel video of the evening. I’ve always wanted to get Michael’s giggle on video, before he outgrows it.


Julianna’s Love Affair With Richard The Horse


The first time she saw this horse, eighteen months ago, she screamed. They lifted her up onto his back, and she screamed. And screamed. And screamed. It went like this for the first 2 1/2 lessons, until someone thought to sing. “A Spoonful of Sugar”┬áchanged everything. She fell in love with “Richard Horse” almost immediately, and talks about him during all the long weeks of the year when she does not have horseback. Her first day of horseback last spring, she told the people on the bus that she was going to go ride a purple unicorn named Richard.

So today I thought I’d share Julianna’s latest equestrian accomplishments.

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