On Thursday June 8 we all loaded up and drove Samuel out to Rainbow Bible Ranch for his first ever experience there at Little Ranchers Camp. And how cute is he?!?!
We arrived a little early and had to wait in line until they opened the door and Shari snapped this completely unscripted photo of the kids that captured their personalities so well. Noah is being all stoic back there, Evie is being whacky, Grace is laughing at Evie, and Sarah is a sourpuss. If only we could see Samuel and Ezra! Oh, yes, Grace attended as well since they are two-day-apart cousins.
Couldn't get my dumb camera to focus but here he is all ready to go!
We went inside, got the paperwork done, dumped his stuff on a bunk, the boys played foosball for a bit, and then the little ranchers were called outside for their first horse lesson.
He wasn't upset about us leaving at all and neither was Grace.
It was definitely strange not having him on the drive back and of course at home for that day and the next. The kids were all so spaced out that we had Evie come up front.
I snatched this photo from Rainbow's Facebook page. Samuel is right in the middle.
The next night we loaded up again to go pick him up. We got there a little late to hear all of their songs. You can't see Samuel in this shot but Grace is on the right most bottom row.
There he is sort of tucked back in there!
After some songs and some words, we all headed back into the 95 degree heat to watch the kids wait in line before getting their turn on a horse.
The line. And boy was it hot that day! What a drought we're having. :(
Almost his turn!
There's Grace on the right!
She had a great time. They both did.
Andrew is one of our youth and he's working at Rainbow this summer.
And he's up.
And he's off.
Samuel blinks so much when I take his picture!
The kids are only six and seven so they need a lot of help.
I cracked up when I saw Samuel kicking the horse though.
Waving hello. Good job Samuel!