Today is Maizie's 14th birthday! These two photos were taken when she was three years old. She is on Skipper, our friend's horse.
Maizie has perfect attendance so she decided to stay home from school today to spend time with us. We slept in until 7:30 (decadent!) and then had coffees and gift opening. We all got ready to go running, but it started raining so Maizie wanted to play poker! Poker on a Tuesday birthday morning and she actually won.
Next, the rain had stopped so we headed out for our run on an old time deserted road that looks like something out of The Waltons. But, at the end of this road sits a Target store! Brian loves the time-travel feeling of being on a road that seems like it is from the 1940's and then popping out to the consumer world and back again. The road is 1.5 miles long so our out-and-back-run was supposed to be three miles, but Brian wanted to run around the Target parking lot (ick). Therefore we ended up going four miles total. Here they are starting out...(they came back for me as soon as I took this picture!)
...and after the run.
Next, we had lunch and celebrated with pies that I made. Maizie isn't a big cake person so I baked pies for her birthday.
After lunch we headed to the barn! I rode Sovereign and Maizie and Brian played pool. Here they are posing with a pool cue. Mom is gracefully bending over in the background petting her Eby dog.
Sovey takes me through the fall leaves bareback. We are using the halter only again - not for long - the cold wind is coming!
After the riding and pool playing, we all played tennis. The court was full of leaves and still a little wet from the morning rain, but it was fun hitting anyway. There was a captive audience watching our every move on the court - the three silly boys!
Of course Pie wasn't so captive - he was busy eating!
Happy Birthday Maizie girl! It is hard to believe you are 14 years old!