Monday, April 12, 2010

Carousel Ride

A couple weeks ago we took a trip to Helena to see our friend and photographer, Ginny. She showed us around Helena, took some family pictures, and spent some time hanging out with us before taking us back to her house and making us dinner! It was fabulous! Ellie has decided Ginny is one of her favorite people in the world, and we have deemed her "Aunt Ginny", at least until Eliana has some real aunts of her own. We started our time in Helena at the carousel, and Eliana had so much fun! She got to ride it over and over, and loved it. I loved the colors and details of the carousel, and we got some fun pictures! I can't wait to see Ginny's pictures from the day, but here are a few we got...

Love the bright colors! They had rings for you to reach out and grab while you were riding around, and if you got the brass ring, you won a free ride! Here it is!!

The carousel went around fairly quickly, and the horses were pretty high off the platform, but there were belts on each horse to hold the kids on. At first I thought it was kind of strange, but then I was happy to let Eliana ride around without wondering if she was going to try to get off during the ride or not! She didn't mind the belts at all, and they held her pretty securely.

I loved her expressions as she rode! Sometimes she'd just be taking it all in, and other times she would see Ginny off to the side taking pictures and giggle delightedly. It was great!

I'm pretty glad this guy has gotten into photography, because it was fun to be able to trade off the camera and take turns taking pictures! He took most of the ones while she was riding the carousel, and then I took a break from going 'round and 'round and took a few pictures from the sidelines. Next up is printing the pictures, I think, and getting around to scrapbooking them! I love that our hobbies are so complementary! ;)

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Such a fabulous day! Well done with the photos. Eventually, you'll see mine too. Promise!