We've been begging this girl to become a bike rider for a long while. She got a bike from Nana & Poppy for her 6th birthday and it has sat without the least bit of interest, since then. Kenzie recently decided she loved riding her scooter to school each morning and as I watched her perfect her balance on that - I knew it was time to give bike riding another try.
Finally the day before Mother's Day, I convinced her that she could do it..and that she'd just LOVE it. I took her to the park near our house which has a large field of soft grass. The soft grass wasn't necessary -- as she just took off!
So, the next day we did more of the same. This time she was speeding around the field and I brought the camera. As I was taking photos, I saw the blue trash bin in her horizon. I thought to myself "Surely she see's that? It's big & blue! She's got to see it!" and kept snapping photos. As I watched her bounce off of it in my viewfinder.. I new that she must not have been watching ahead. Whoops. As I ran over to her she looked up and I could immediately tell she wasn't hurt. SO.. I CRACKED UP! The whole vision was like a clown routine... She drove toward it, bounced off (it was empty), and teetered to the ground. She was ..not..pleased with my giggles!
We finally have a bike rider, and Mama is looking forward to jogging along side her. Just. as. soon. as. she. masters. her. brakes! We took this opportunity to explore some trails in our new neighborhood and discovered that they are amazing! So excited to make use of them..and that "new" bike!