Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Women and Horses in Cavalia

Dad surprised me with tickets to Cavalia. We had great seats and saw that:

Cavalia is not a circus. It's a production built around the relationship between people and horses.

There was a "horse whisperer" named Sylvia. She's a Liberty trainer – a natural horsemanship discipline in which the horse responds to tone, voice commands and body movement instead of whips and restraints. Nine Arabians precede her on stage, one by one. They don't wear bridles or saddles. Nearly all are stallions, typically known for fighting and playing. It's Sylvia's job to keep them playing and to lead them into precision work.

"What I've learned is that horses love attention. They have personalities you can't imagine," she says.

Cavalia is for horse lovers, an innovative multimedia extravaganza. Blending dramatic visual effects, live music, dance and acrobatics with the bold presence of over sixty magnificent horses.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lily's B-day

Wow, do I have a strong willed and fiesty grandaughter. Lily is her name and defiance is her game. It was so funny at her Princess 3 year-old birthday yesterday. Danica had the 3 little girls dress up like princesses with tiara's nail polish jewelry and some play makeup. The other little girls let us adults gently apply the make up. Lily would have none of this, "I DO IT" she yelled and proceeded to smear the lipstick and blue shadow across her entire face.

Monday, September 06, 2010

A Labor Day Family Reunion

Preston, Tiana and Austin drove my eclipse over. Bryce, Marcia, Sam and Lucas came in their car with Bryce's Mtn bike. We had a glorious 2 days. The boys went on a bike hike while we went to Plum creek stables to ride horses. The wrangler was really talkative and they called him "slim" Marcia's horse was very gentle and slow, mine wanted to eat and trot all the time and had huge sides. Danica had a really great horse named Mississippi and I'd go back and ride that one. It was so great to be out on the trail near Chatfield reservoir with people I love and on horses too! We pulled out a box and it was the kids "magic school bus"
We've lived in our house for 16 years and the tree in the back yard is big enough to shade us for an outdoor picnic. Then we watched BYU football and Tiana and Preston went to the Aquarium.
Sunday we all went to church and it was so great to take up the whole row. Lucas had a little jewelry box from China with 3 small objects in it and played with it over and over again, opening it up and calling it his spaceship. Lily was at her best, no biting this whole weekend and played happily with the other grand kids. Sammy and Jensen had a great time playing as well. Sunday night we had a gourmet dinner and afterward a Jewelry making party with my friend Jackie and her kids Baylynn and Tory.