Monday, March 27, 2017

Rhett's Shell-abration

What a weekend! It was absolutely beautiful! Rhett turned 3 on March 7th but we delayed his bday party until Saturday so all his friends could come and so we could have it at Treasureland. We had horse shows in between so it was just better to do it on the 25th. What a fun and totally awesome "Shell-abration" we had! He wanted a Ninja Turtles party so that's what he got! He had never been to Treasureland before and I think he had a blast!!  I just realized, we had Shelby's 3rd bday party at Treasureland too!! OMG! haha.. You can view it here. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it for parties for ANY AGE! It's awesome and the people are soo hospitable! They also have Laser Tag! Fun for kids, teens AND ADULTS!
The wonderful, and very talented, Laura Imler, did Rhett's cake and Cookie Doughmain did his cookies. AREN'T THEY PRECIOUS?? HE LOVED THEM AND SO DID HIS BUDDIES!

They jumped and played and ate and giggled! Such a fun day!

He got a little shy when everyone started singing to him and he didn't want to sit in the "king's chair" but by his buddy, Brooklee. He did eventually do it so he could blow out his candle, which he did mid-way through the song and so we didn't get a good pic of him doing it. It was funny though. The kids LOVED the cookies and all wanted a turtle off the cake...haha...

It was also a celebration for Mammy/MeMe's Bday!
We came home w/ Shelby's buddy, Kloey, for the day and they all played outside, then we went to eat at Smokin Bull and then had a special riding lesson that Kloey got to take part in too!

I think Rhett had a great bday party day and a day to celebrate him! He's a special little guy and one who doesn't really crave attention and is pretty laid back. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would have 2 amazing kids. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us w/ him. He's gonna be something.... well, he already is! He loves SOO BIG and is such a kind, caring, silly, ALL-BOY, special little man. I am blessed to be his momma and LOVE his "Love" that he loves to "give all away." Happy 3rd Bday Rhett Rhett! We love you buddy!

Monday, March 20, 2017

CCOHSA 1st show of the season...

Well, the 1st Cotton Country Open Horse Show Association show of the season was this past weekend in Ruston.  They made it into a 2-day show, which was kind of inconvenient since all we had were 3 classes on Sunday that could have easily been done on Saturday and us not miss our church. There were a lot of changes to this association  that were not in our favor, unfortunately, but Shelby did not let this affect her at all. She was made to choose classes to show in based on just her age. It's unfair but it is what it is. She chose to continue to ride in 13 and Under Limited classes and her trainer & coach, Alan Shaw, chose to ride Hershey in the Open Limited classes Shelby was no longer allowed to ride in. What's ironic and not surprising is that they both won their divisions so the association making Shelby choose between classes so "other competitors have a chance to win" was not successful when Hershey won them both anyway. It's a long, crazy story that after this weekend was proven to be a bad choice for the association. OH WELL.... we will continue to show as much as Shelby wants to. Enjoying the ride & Shelby always improving is what is important, not winning...
Shelby did win though.. she won High Point for 13 & Under Limited (She won 1st place in all but one class and it was an adult class that she won 2nd out of 6 in!)...

 Her new Western outfit was a hit too!!

 She decided to wear her good luck charm, her purple vest and black chaps for Trail so we had a wardrobe change again..haha..... She did EXCELLENT in her trail class and it was totally hard, to everyone but her. She said it wasn't hard.. lol...
So Booster was upset all his friends were in their english classes and he wasn't so mom was comforting him..haha...
 These girls are quite the team. The enjoy watching each other ride and cheering on each other.
 Shelby always makes sure every horse has enough treats & love!! haha..