We had a memorable Christmas. Samuel insisted that Santa could not come into the house so we left cookies and milk for him outside. Santa left a note on the front porch to look for gifts on the back porch.
Santa brought Samuel a Pony Cycle. He did not show the kind of excitement you would expect from a kid on Christmas morning. Samuel looked at the pony with inquisitive eyes. He wanted to know if it talked — and spent a great deal of time examining it from a distance, looking for buttons and noise making features. Once he was certain that it would not make a sound, he slowly made his way onto the horse and rode it “into the midnight sky.”
One of the best gifts Samuel received on Christmas day was the gift of photos: a book of stories and memories from all of his horse riding experience over the course of this year.
This photo really says it all. He loved the mini-book and spent a good chunk of time looking at it and recalling all the names of the horses he’d ridden over the year.