Gloria's birthday is on October 28th and Brianna's birthday is on November 1st, so this year we decided to have a double party when they turned 9 and 8 years old. Gloria desperately wanted a horse riding party and Brianna wanted a mall party and they both wanted to have a sleepover with their friends. So we did all three.
The horse back riding was a lot of fun. First the girls got to groom the horses, Rose and Dash, and a pony named Kallie. They even put bows in their hair! Then they got to ride each of the horses and lead Kallie on a lead rope. We only had one accident when Gloria and Danya fell off of Rose while riding her together. Gloria really got the wind knocked out her because Danya landed on top of her. But she was tough and got right back up to ride again.
Then we took the girls to eat and shop at the Flatirons mall in Broomfield. They ate chinese food and tried on sunglasses and took photos with the giant stuffed animals in the Disney store. Then they bought candy and silly bands and went home to finish out their sleepover party with cake, presents, nail painting, and giggling down in the basement. All in all I'd say it was a success!