Her chariot awaits


Princess Cinderella #1 was spoiled by Prince Charming Grandpa this Thanksgiving weekend by getting her a ride in a horse drawn carriage.  Nothing is much sweeter than seeing that joy on her face.

My Thanksgiving Highlight

Thankfully, there was no turning into a pumpkin or mice and a mule!  But, I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the lack of glass slippers.

Funny thing about this chariot?  The driver asked #1 if she wanted to feed Black Beauty Hershel a carrot, and she was very excited.  He handed me the carrot and told me that Hershel would take it right out of my hand.  And, the hand that he was using to pass me the carrot?  Totally had a finger missing at the knuckle.

Needless to say, we were quite careful of Hershel’s teeth, and we still have all of our fingers intact.

I am participating in the Invisalign Teen Bright Smiles Holiday Photo Contest with Dumb Mom.

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  1. such a cutie! love how you worded this post 🙂 I’m sure she felt like she was in a fairy tale!

  2. Gosh, that smile on her beautiful face says it all!

  3. So sweet! Ever girl should feel like a princess…..especially when Grandpa is in town! I love her smile! So cute!

  4. How fantastic is that! She looks so happy getting to ride in the carriage and I don’t blame her, I always wanted to but never have. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Aww, I love this Krystyn!!! She is so, so cute! Love the story! 🙂

    1. Helen, Georgia. We decided on a whim to drive up there Saturday for the day.

    1. Seriously, I was cracking myself up, too! Nobody else thought it was that funny!

    1. Her hair parted and braided like that? Makes me see her as so much older!

  6. She is so full of life! You are indeed blessed.

  7. That smile is priceless! And glad you still have all your digits – ha!

  8. Princess Isabella is gorgeous, she really is! What a fun day and she has an awesome grandpa (and mama).

  9. What an amazing gift!! She does look so thrilled, it is precious! 😀 I love how this was Izzy’s very own fairytale story, so sweet!! Grandparents are great for spoilage!!

  10. Hey Krystyn! Stopping by from Two of a Kind and wanted to say how cute this picture is! What a great memory you captured!

  11. LOL!! Glad no fingers went missing! She’s adorable!


  12. She looks so happy!!!!! My son nver really got into the ‘wanting to ride in a chariot’ even though he loved Jack and Gus.

  13. It was very fun seeing how excited Isabelle was on the carriage ride. It was pretty cute when she asked the driver if she could call Hershell Black Beauty. You should have entered the mug shot of N on the ride. She was more than thrilled.

    This is one of the best smile pictures I have seen of Isabelle.

    1. Something about her hair in braids makes her smile better!

  14. Funny, my Dad has talked about taking my girls to do that 😉 Sweet picture of a happy memory, Krystyn!

  15. She is totally adorable and seems to be sooooo happy!! YAY!! Hope you’re doing well <3

    Love, Mere

  16. That is one happy Princess!!!

  17. LOOK AT THAT FACE!!!!! Now THAT is a princess smile!

  18. mrs. hils says:

    I wish you had includeda picture of his hand! tee-hee.

    1. Ummm… “Hey horse dude..can I take a picture of your missing finger that I’m assuming a horse ate?”

      Yeah, I don’t think that would have gone well.

  19. That is an AWESOME picture. And oh my goodness about the missing finger. I guess they do look like carrots, so you can’t really blame Hershel.

    1. Never thought of carrots looking like fingers or fingers looking like carrots. Guess that does make sense!

  20. Isabelle will always be my little princess… 🙂

  21. Rebecca O'Brien says:

    She looks totally excited! How Awesome!

  22. what a pretty smile and red hair your daughter has.
    tcogbill at live dot com

  23. A missing finger?! I’m impressed you fed it to him anyway 🙂

  24. Heather R says:

    Wow, what a great treat for a little girl! She looks so happy! Riding around in a horse drawn carriage would make any girl feel like a princess. 🙂

  25. Aww what a cutie! I also had red head princess but she’s grown, I wish I had taken her on a chairiot ride! But what a wonderful way to make memories!

  26. OMG, I love the look on Isabelle’s face, she looks like she is the happiest little girl in the world.
    I just love this time of the year, so many wonderful things to photograph and love!

  27. Awww, that is too cute!! You can totally see the complete joy on her face! : )

  28. Now that is hilarious!!
    I dont know what I would have sone if ol 4 finger would have handed me the carrot!! lol
    She looks so happy! Love it!!

  29. Karla Sceviour says:

    Aww..that is soo sweet! Shes a little cutie! 🙂

  30. Trisha Lynn says:

    What a fun time!! We get to ride in a horse drawn carriage this weekend through our town! I cant wait and my ittle girl is excited!!

  31. She looks so happy! I love her gorgeous smile.

  32. What a sweet smile! I think a carriage ride now and then is what every little princess deserves.

  33. That is too funny! I wonder if he even realized how OFF that was! It’s probably a little party trick of his!

    1. I *almost* said something about it, but thought it might be in poor taste!

  34. She is so adorable and the smile and look in here face only shows how much she love being in that “Chariot”

    Thanks for the email Ms. Krystyn

    Goodluck and hope Princess Isabelle contagious smile photo will win.

  35. haha.. creative! and a very cute smile! 🙂

  36. I have never seem a princess smile this big in movies, this much be a real life Princess!

    1. Awww…I’ll be sure to pass that along! She’ll love hearing it.

  37. How delightful! Loved the story and picture.

  38. That IS a great smile! I’d be grinning too, if I could do that!

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