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Horsing Around

November 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).

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So cute! When I was a kid and took riding lessons my favourite horse's name was "Fiesta". Something I'll never forget but I can't get my daughter to name any of her stuffy's Fiesta! Have fun with your ponies Gwendolyn!
Posted by Lisa on 2010-11-08 11:01:48
I love this!!! My first horse was a quarter horse named Beaver. My youngest son Zak is the equestrian in or family. He attended the Ojai Valley School for 2 years to ride on their equestrian team, and then he picked the university he would attend based on whether they had an equestrian and polo team/club. I think every car I've owned was based on whether it could pull the horse trailer. It's all good and life is fun with horses. --Mari, a proud pony club mommy
Posted by Mari aka "Thorney" on 2010-11-08 17:47:25
So cute! But, wait... don't tell me she's growing up!! I hate the idea of our babies growing up- I want my little bird to be my little bird forEVER!!
Posted by Dani G on 2010-11-08 19:15:51
I love it! Watching them grow up is bitter-sweet...I love the ages they are at and want them little forever but at the same time love all the new things they get into, watching them grow into themselves more etc etc-and G is definitely doing that with a "mind of her own"!! So much fun! Hugs, Em
Posted by Emma on 2010-11-08 19:26:37

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