The first Saturday of May always brings lots of excitement to Louisville. The whole two weeks leading up to Louisville is filled with celebrations. This year, Jeremy and I didn't do too well with attending Derby events, but we have promised ourselves next year that we will do better! Luckily, our friends from church hosted a wonderful Derby party so we didn't let this "holiday" go by uncelebrated! Our Sunday School class gathered at the Watsons home for wonderful food, fun, and celebration. I enjoyed watching Emily interact with the older babies and she held her own pretty well with the toddlers! The toddlers were pretty gentle with her and they seemed just as interested in a little baby as she was with the big kids. The Watsons daughter, Annalise, had a beautiful rocking horse. Just for fun, I put her on it and was proud of her for balancing so well even if she couldn't rock it yet. I couldn't resist a few photos of Emily on her Derby horse in her Derby dress! I look forward to being able to take her to the Balloon Glow, Pegasus Parade, and Thunder over Louisville when she gets older, but for this year, a Derby party with friends is about all the excitement we could handle!
Oh and by the way, Super Saver won the Derby. Calvin Borel was the jockey; Todd Pletcher was the trainer. Super Saver is from WinStar Farm of Versailles, KY owned by Kenney Trout and Bill Casner. (I just had to look all of that up...)