And Kas will always remember her first Independence Day in Switzerland - she had her first private horse-riding lesson! (I love her outfit, with the riding hat, and the personalized "Kassie" shirt from Aunt Kassie!)
Showing off the horse "Irish Lucky" and her teacher, Auro (cute grown woman with legs as TINY AS KASSIE'S! Hello, how is that???) She speaks the whole lesson in French and only translates if Kas doesn't understand something.
Doing the dirty work... cleaning off the bridle. I asked her if she was tired, or how she felt after the lesson - she said, with a side-ways glance as she was cleaning off her boots, "I felt like I was awesome." I love how she's a tomboy and a super-star all wrapped up in one. 8-)
We ended the day with a movie night - watching "National Treasure 2" projected on the wall. Then off to bed, reminding the kids that "Freedom is not free"... a good thing to always remember, and to help keep us humble and grateful.