Emma Kate has the life. The child has something exciting (and usually FREE) to attend almost every weekend, and almost every day of every weekend. I very much agree that Auburn is in the top 5 places to live in the US, as claimed by many polls. This weekend is no exception. Yesterday she went to the pumpkin patch with her class, today it was an Auburn University Equestrian Meet and tomorrow it will be a picnic with Aubie and the Auburn soccer game. There are always AU tattoos or face painting, bouncy houses and music. But today, there were even pony rides. Except when we go there the "ponies" were actually Aubie's official Equestrian Team horses. This was the first time Emma Kate has ever been on a horse (several pony rides) and it made this former-horse-riding momma very happy.