Thursday, June 26, 2008

2 Wheeler

Look who can ride a bike!



I didn't have to spend a day running behind John, holding on to the seat to teach him how to ride, he just kind of figured it out. I did have to run along behind him to help him stop. That was a little harder to learn.



Today we took a trip out of our neighborhood and over to the pool. We ride bikes to the pool all the time, but until now, John has been on the scooter. Today he took his bike. It was a little treacherous.





I followed along behind John, calling out directions. Staying on the sidewalk was tricky for John, and my heart nearly stopped beating when he flipped off his flip-flop and nearly followed it right into the road.

But we made it to the pool, had fun swimming, and got back home all in one piece.




Good Job Little Buddy!

15 comments:

Deanne said...

How exciting for John to join the family bike club! It's always fun to watch the kids learn these big steps in life.

Jrzy Army Wife said...

Yay John! Good job! Next the race car,lol.

Reasa said...

Way to go John!!

Mary said...

Yay for John! Isn't that such a huge milestone? It's awesome he can ride to the pool with you guys and hopefully he'll get the hang of sidewalks soon. I totally remember learning to ride a bike - and more importantly, learning how to get started without anyone holding the back of the seat.

orchard_girl said...

Way to go John. Michelle has been trying to learn how to ride a bike this summer-it is hard to learn without sidewalks.
Heather

nikko said...

Yay John!

Ann M. said...

That is so cool! He looks very happy and proud :)

Suzanne said...

What a great job! Some kids just seem to have that coordination right away and he looks so proud to have accomplished it! :)

Anonymous said...

John!

You make me so happy! I can't wait to ride bikes with you. I bet you are fast, huh?

Love,
Dad

Amanda said...

Way to go John!! What an accomplishment! Bet you can't wait to ride with your Daddy too! :)

Donna Boucher said...

What a gorgeous closeup!!!

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

yahoo for John! also those pictures of Hawaii look too good to be true! i am so jealous! love you so much!

Amber said...

Hurray! We have been debating letting my daughter try but are holding off another year. Primarily because we are too lazy. :-)

Mary Peterson said...

Great job John!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

What a man! GREAT photos! He is so dang handsome!