No, not with a baby (yet!) ... but with a new horse.
Lucy has been talking about wanting "her own" horse quite a lot lately ... and we needed another kid-safe, (and husband-safe!) horse around here, anyway!
Zip kind of fell into my lap.
(Not literally, thankfully!:)~
So ... we surprised Lucy a couple of weekends back.
"Zip" came from about 6 hours away. The former owners brought her 5 1/2 of those hours .... so we only had to travel about a half-hour to go get her (while Lucy stayed at Nana's house).
(PREPARE FOR PHOTO-OVERLOAD!)
Here she is walking into the barn after we told her we had a surprise for her ...
It was dark out by the time we brought Zip home (in the photos above), so we had to wait until the next morning to take her out and let her run around a little bit.
....Welcome home, Zip!
Zip is an 11-year-old Paint. SUPER sweet and gentle.
And then Dani came over to go for a ride!
(I obviously can't ride while 9 months pregnant!)
Lucy helped me saddle her up.
(Well, mostly she just hugged her leg!)
(When I asked Lucy if it would be okay if Dani came over to ride her horse, Lucy replied with ... "well, if she bes verrrrry careful, she can!")
For the first five minutes Dani was on Zip, all we heard from Lucy was ... "Mama, can I ride now? Can I ride YET? I can't wait!"
I think Zip is going to be the perfect equine addition to the family. (So far, so good!)
Lucy is loving "taking care" of her and giving her treats every day.
And Zip seems to love Lucy about as much as Lucy loves her!
I'm sure there will be many more "Lucy & Zip" pictures in the years to come!
Next item on the agenda: finding a saddle where Lucy's feet come somewhere close to the stirrups!:)~
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