Thursday, July 1, 2010

Like Riding a Bicycle

Papa and Grandma gave Mckenna a bike for Christmas. We ordered it from Amazon, and were very excited when the huge box arrived. However, we never even got to put it together, as it was broken from the start. Sad to say, we never replaced it.

Until last weekend that is!

Grandma, Papa and I took Mckenna to a sporting goods store and tried on several bikes. We found one that is the perfect size, a beautiful color, and that should last her for 10 years.

And, even though it has been around 8 months since she has ridden one, getting back on was, well, like riding a bike.

Living on a gated street has to describe this...interesting. We do not know how to walk out of our street yet, so that's caused some comical moments. But living on a gated street in terms of kids riding bikes--incredible! Mckenna met another little girl on our street and they ride almost every night together, for an hour or more!

I love her long braids down her back, and her look of determination on her face. 

Gabe is learning to ride his bike without training wheels. He is great at riding, but he cannot start or stop yet :o).  He took a break from learning to speed around on his old Big Wheel. 

Juliana is getting a bike soon. Her little tiny trike is too little, and Gabe's Big Wheel is actually being held together with rope, and isn't a very smooth ride anymore. We just have to find the right size, and then she will be on her way.

It was probably 6:00 pm when I took these pictures. It was probably 100+ degrees when I took these pictures. What can I tell you, we are adjusting!


Grandma Cyndi said...

She looks great on that bke. It matches her helmet-bonus! n't believe that big wheel is still rolling, clever that Dan. Have ffun, keep cool. Mrs. Jude ould be proud Mckenna

Heather said...

I remember some other little girls riding around, only they had banana seats and streamers on the handle bars! :) Those were the days...