What a fun week! The beginning of the week concluded Alaska’s second week with us. We continued our leading lessons, particularly practicing trotting. We are definitely making progress but she still bucks and jumps around some. Not a big deal though. She is just a baby and babies bounce. We have also been working on picking up her feet and can now pick up all four feet and clean them. Dad brought home more wood chips and we have had lots of fun playing on them. She is doing amazing. Here is a link to the video of Alaska’s second week with us ➡Week Two With Alaska.
We also did Christmas photos!
On Christmas eve, we drove over to my Caribou and Papa’s house in our 24′ motorhome. We had our big Christmas dinner on Christmas eve so no one would miss all the Christmas fun, being stuck in the kitchen. The cousins from out of town were even able to come! After dinner… and a video game competition…we headed over to church and had a nice candle light service. When it was time to light the candles, some how all the kids ended up crammed into the same pew, with lots of hair sprayed hair and hair jell all around! This was a definite oversight on the adults part when they said we could all sit together. It was Christmas miracle nothing caught fire!
The next morning, we got up around 8 am. I know, I know, really late for a bunch of kids on Christmas. But we were tired and so full. When we finally dragged ourselves out of bed, we all just sat around the living room… talking ….while the adults drank coffee. Mom and I snuck away to feed the critters back at home, and we made good time limiting ourselves to only fifteen minutes of petting and doting on the fillies. When we arrived back to the family festivities, the kitchen was filled with the delicious smells of egg casserole and applesauce with cranberries and red hots. Yum! Immediately proceeding, we finally began “The Opening Presents Marathon!” It took us from 10am to 5pm with a few snack breaks for energy and also a spontaneous and epic game of laser tag! We even got Caribou (my grandmother) to play!
The next day, my cousin, Addy, came along to help my family feed the animals and was able to meet Alaska! She couldn’t leave without a snuggle for Iroquois, as well😁
Then, we went back to Caribou’s for Target Practice!!!! My cousin, Duke received a super cool air soft gun for Christmas and he was generous enough to let all us girls try it out! Thanks Duke!
After a great lunch, we headed over to see my cousin’s new house! The house has so much character and they have a beautiful river right in their backyard!!!
What an amazing Christmas. I hope you all had a safe and Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad ⛄Thanks for reading! Tell me about your Christmas in the comments below.