This darlin' little girl turned three years old a couple weeks ago. We had a family dinner at her favorite restaurant, Susie's Cafe, on her actual birthday. She was given several things horse-related that evening.
Hailey made this gorgeous lemon/Bavarian cream filled cake to take to the restaurant.
She did such a good job.
It didn't take too long for her to realize that Bakerman really did belong to her!
This saddle is the same one I rode in when I was her age.
Naughty Papa, he even brought Bakerman into the house. Good thing I still have plywood floors!
The Papa hitched him up and took the birthday girl for a spin. We gave rides to all the kids when her party started.
Our sweet homeschool friend, Gracia, made Rina's beautiful cake.
I had sent her a picture of Bakerman and she made it look like him. So cute!
The newly constructed deck sure came in handy that day!
We served cake and ice cream to 50 friends and family that day.
We brought out the chicks and let the kids hold and pet them.
We even cleaned up Dixie and she got lots of loves that day. She was one happy ewe!
She loves this wooden play food set she got from some friends at church.
We gave her a couple of brushes for Bakerman.
Grandma and Grandpa Laughlin gave Rina a very useful gardening tool set.
We had a pinata filled with little toys instead of candy.
The next day I taught Josiah how to hitch up and drive Bakerman. We also discovered it is an excellent way to get her to take a nap.
Welcome to Mission Rd Homestead, Bakerman! You will be loved and cared for in your twilight years. We look forward to many good times ahead with you.
Thank you to Nana and Papa who made a little girl's dream come true! Happy third birthday to our sweet Rina. You are so very loved and cherished, dear one.