Friday, October 15, 2010


Last weekend we went out to Keeneland for Nick's mom's birthday and we had such a great time! We just love it out there. For those people not from around here, Keeneland is a horse racing track that only opens six weeks out of the year. Three in the spring, and three in the fall. Keeneland is a big deal in our city. Horses are a big deal. It's just part of living in Kentucky. So... we packed up and headed out for a day at the races!
Keeneland: Family
The family all ready to head in
Keeneland: Walking with Papa
Walking around the track for the first time (on his own feet. We took him last year, but he was too little to be interested in anything)
Lovely horse who is most likely also very fast. (If we bet on this horse, it lost. We have terrible luck...maybe because we have no idea what we are doing)
Henry thought the horses were okay, but was much more interested in that bush right in front of him
Keeneland: Meeting the horses
But then the horses actually came up and let Henry pet them. This was awesome.
Nana at the races for her birthday. (Nick and Grandpa not photographed) It looks really empty around us, but that is because we were super early. It got PACKED over the next hour.
So Nana may be talking in this picture, but look how cute it is of Nick, Candice and Henry! I figure a little talking shouldn't get in the way of such a great family photo :)
Keeneland: Walking with Nana
Walking with his Nana before the races start
Getting ready for the first race.
Keeneland: Henry and his Papa
Henry watching his first real horse race with his Papa. Yes, that is a nacho in his hands. We know how to class up a day at the races.


  1. How fun! I have never been to a horse race before. I would love to go though. What I think is funny is all the hype leading up to a race, and then it's over in a matter of seconds. lol

    I love the Henry is eating a nacho. Tasty!

  2. beautiful horses!! i have some horses @ my parents house, and just love them!! thanks for letting me know you have been following!!! i look forward to following your blog too:-)