Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Aaron is pulling himself to standing! He did it last night, and I thought it was a fluke, so I set him up again this morning, and he duplicated the action before the camera! 1....2...3...4!
I'm a bit surprised by this, because he just began sitting up about 3 weeks ago. I'm a bit CONCERNED by this, because he lacks the sense to hang on once he's standing! ;)
Here's our family before we hiked the "M" in Missoula a few weeks ago.

Aaron "helping" daddy assemble a fly rod; camping at Georgetown Lake

Dave and the girls enjoying a campfire

The Event At Rebecca Farm
Kalispell, MT
We were in Kalispell with Adrian for work last week, so I was pleased to take the kids to this World Cup horsemanship event! The weekend consisted of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping (an equestrian triathlon). I LOVED IT!!
When I first arrived, I found several "warm up" arenas, and spotted one horse rearing in the background:
The kids at a fountain on the property:

An overview of one side of the cross country course:

Horse & rider crossing water
A paint & rider crossing the course:
This picture shows how close spectators were to the action: notice the horse running up hill just in front of us:
Racing uphill!
The jump was right next to us, too:
Neat, neat! I have a renewed hope that someday we'll have horses ... even if I'm not competing at this level, it will be wonderful to have them around!


  1. Looks like so much fun! My Ally is fascinated with horses, she would have loved that too. Good luck with Aaron, what a fun time. Logan is almost there, and I am concerned too that mobility is looming around the corner for us. That means lots more work for mommy, and lots more fun for them! :)

  2. oh my.. lil Aaron!! Look at you!!!
    Our kids would have LOVED watching the horses. We hope to have horses in the near future too!

  3. Wow you have a busy little boy! James is just barely to the sitting stage, but it's amazing how fast they change/learn a new "talent" =) Looks like a fun horse show and hiking!