Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ride to fly

Several weekends ago, Blee and I headed to Rolling Hills Estate to participate in the annual Ride to Fly fundraiser. Ride to Fly is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.

I think this was the first time Blee got so close to horses. He was super excited, and kept yelling, "I see another one! LOOK! One more!" I tell ya, he's a true city kid.

After the initial fear of stepping on horse poop (which was basically every 2 steps), Blee expressed his interest in riding the mechanical bull. He was so giddy when I bought the $8 tickets that I was a little impressed of how fearless he was. I mean, those things are meant for kids much older and/or drunk college kids, right? Well, I was fooled. I should have known better.

This is what he REALLY wanted to do. His true motivation.


 
JUMP AROUND THE BULL
 
REALLY? SERIOUSLY? Did I really pay $8 for this? I let him jump for 10 seconds because he had the biggest smile on his face, but quickly forced him on the bull.
 
Guess what?
 
He screamed and cried bloody murder. I wasn't about to back down, so I asked one of the girls from church to take a picture with him.
 
 
 
Whew! So much work!
 
The remainder of the day was spent with our good friends. We ate, did some crafts, enjoyed the petting zoo, collected leaves, and danced to the band.
 

 

 
 


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