Trinity has officially turned 8! I think it’s the funnest birthday she has ever had. The title pretty much says it all. We celebrated with beach and BBQ in California, then headed home to Utah and celebrated again at the barn with horseback riding and painting. It was an absolute blast! The photos say it all:
We were so thankful that our friends Bethany and Sophia (from our Hong Kong days) were able to join us with their kids. We’re working on second (and third!) generation friendships. We were also excited our dear friend Lauren (who took the family photo at the top of this blog site!) was able to come too.
Lilly was NOT enamored with the water! She preferred to play in the sand. Auntie Bethany and Norah with the birthday girl: Trin and Boppa:Fun on the swings with Lilly and Ivi:Trinity and James:The HKIS AlumAll the ladies (minus Ivi and Lilly who were having too much fun on the swings!)That evening we tried out ‘Oink and Moo’ a new BBQ place in Fallbrook. We can’t say enough good things about it! The food and service were both outstanding and, as you can see….we had no shortage of fun! By some miracle we are all looking at the camera in this one:
Back in Utah, we hit the barn with Trinity’s beloved trainer, Mary, and lots of friends. As a special treat, Mary let the kids ride Christie (her best show horse whom Trinity has never ridden before!)
Lilly puts on Christie’s bell boots:
Zoe, Jessie, and Trinity are excited to ride: Brushing Christie before saddling her up:Wan Ying checks Christie out close up:Trinity about to ride:
Three lovely ladies! Zoe ready to ride: Sasha looks on (in her awesome pony pants!)