Sunday, April 4, 2010

I love to ride my bicycle...

Well, James does anyway. I don't actually have one (boo). Maybe that can be my birthday present this year. We'll see. If I get one, I totally want one with a big ol' fatty seat on it, so I don't get saddle sore riding. But Derek's a bit of a bike snob and may not go for it... that and he'd have a hard time getting me a cheap one, which is what I ultimately would want for how much I intend to ride.

WOW! That was a really long and wordy tangent! Sorry about that, folks! Anyway...

The happy afternoon pictured below actually occurred on March 12th. I had promised (here) to post pics and a video, so I am simply following through on that promise. That and I am still so proud of James and his recently acquired pedaling skills. :) It was a genuinely happy day. I'm so happy that these darling people are all mine. You see, I am quite fond of them.



Picture commentary for those who care to know:

The afternoon was "warm" (aka: not snowing
or freezing), so we decided to take a walk.
Things started out like this:
And quickly turned into this:
Which later turned into this:
Your daily history lesson: When we got James this bike (trike, technically) for his birthday last summer, he couldn't even reach the pedals- let alone use them. He did ride it some, mostly coasting down the (slanted) driveway. After our walk, Derek thought to get it out and let him try it out a bit. I'm so glad that he did because James LOVED it! It's amazing how much a boy can grow (physically as well as coordinated-ly) in only about six-month's time. And it's amazing how much pride a mommy can get when her little boy does a simple push-push-push with his feet. :)

Note: The video I had intended to post with this was taking WAY too long to upload. So I'll do that tomorrow. It's late and I's sleeeppyy! (yawn) Goodnight.

7 comments:

katie said...

Cute! Very fun. I hope you guys had a fun Easter yesterday!

bart said...

Good work, James!

Richelle said...

Go James! That is an awesome trike. I love it. We are trying to get Gabe to give his trike to the 2-year old next door and ride his training wheeler. His knees bang on the handlebars when he rides the trike. James' trike is way cooler though, so he'll probably never want to give it up too when he's four.

Stephanie said...

Yay for spring! Almost, anyway. Don't worry. I wrote that the first picture was a cousin after your comment because I forgot not everybody knows my family. Don't worry at all! We all think they look similar. You can read. I'm not worried about you:). Cute kids!

katie said...

also, is that a reference to a song? Bart really likes a song that sounds like that title...

The Stones said...

Awesome trike, James!! He is such a handsome boy- and the picture below this post about killed me, it is soooo cute- Jolie is such a beauty. Gosh, you guys just make cute kids. Oh yeah, and I am so with you and the big ol' fatty seat. Boo to sore butts!!

Amber said...

She is so cute. That smiling picture of her is so cute. I love it. It's amazing how fast they grow. Teddy all of a sudden is not a little boy compared to our new baby. It's so weird. Such nice weather today. We went for our first family outing on a walk today. It was nice to get out for a few minutes.