BICYCLE! BICYCLE! BICYCLE! I want to ride my bicycle! 😉
We opened up the garage on Saturday and dusted off the bikes and pumped up the tires, and the kids rode up and down the street, over and over and over….. So tonight Kyle decided to take the kids over to the school so they can ride around on the pavement at their own paces. Jeremy and Dinah are very slow, but we are SO excited that they both learned to pedal on Saturday. And Ethan and Tyra, having had much more practice can go much faster than the little ones. So Kyle figured the school yard would be the perfect place to go so they could all ride around as much as they wanted, as fast or as slow as they wanted, without the little ones holding everybody up because they are so slow. 😉 Of course as soon as they got to the school yard, the little ones jumped off their bikes and ran for the playground. But Ethan, Tyra and Kyle rode around. I’m so glad that Kyle has finally had a chance to use the bike I got him for Christmas. It’s been too cold and too snowy for him to get out on his new bike before now.
Well as Ethan was riding on the pavement he heard a clink and he turned around to look and his last training wheel had fallen off (the other one had fallen off months ago and we refused to put it back on hoping that it would encourage him to ride without them). But he just kept riding! Ethan has graduated to riding a bike without training wheels!
And the most exciting part is that he did it all on his own. I am also VERY glad that he didn’t freak out and insist that he NEEDED that training wheel (which is what happened when the other one fell off.) Good times 🙂
He wanted me to take a picture of him riding standing up, so here’s the best shot I got: