Horsing AroundNovember 08, 2010 by Victoria Strong Yep, it's gettin' rather horsey around here. A stable full of them. And Gwendolyn is in hog...er...horse heaven! Gwendolyn was nicely spoiled for her birthday and she is now a regular horse collector. My baby has gone from a muppet maven to an equestrian. I can see her transitioning from all things Elmo to the more grown up little girl things (sniff, sniff -- where does the time go?). But, I will say horses are pretty darn fun. And when it comes to horses, Gwendolyn is serious.
With each new gift, Gwendolyn always selects the name. I know it's hard to believe since, well, she doesn't speak. But, we've always tried to give her as much control as she can have and they are her toys, so she should name them. I'm not really sure how we come up with the options, we just start saying things and they can be pretty random. (I find it especially funny when Bill pulls things like "Topaz" out of nowhere!) Sometimes she selects the very first choice and sometimes we go through about 30. But Gwendolyn is very clear when she likes one. She gives a big, "Guh," "Guh" when we've found the winner. And the funny thing is she always remembers. A certain Mommy and Daddy may not, but she's sure to let us know when we are getting it all wrong -- feisty!
So...drum roll please. We'd like to introduce the esteemed menagerie...with new additions being added daily...(FYI "Mohawk" and a few others have yet to be photographed).