Bike Day 2010

Wildman made his two-wheeled bicycle debut at Bike Day on Friday!  I was not able to attend the event due to a prior Zumba Kids commitment so I sent J to the preschool with strict instructions to take lots of pictures.  He did not disappoint.

From what I understand, Wildman was the most heavily padded participant.  But we weren’t taking any chances given that he’d just begun his two-wheeling only a few short days ago!  He took a handle bar to the ribs on Thursday night while practicing.  We weren’t sure he’d ever want to get back on his bike without the security of training wheels.

But he surprised us at Bike Day.

He didn’t need any help from J as he made the circuit around the church campus.  He was so excited that he was able to ride on the section designated for Two-Wheel Riders Only!!!

This boy of mine is growing by leaps and bounds.  I’m not sure how I’m going to handle Kindergarten registration on Monday…


A Glimpse of Spring

Briefly, for about 10 hours on Sunday, we had springlike weather.  It was mild, sunny and glorious.  It was the perfect weather for being outside.  Something we haven’t experienced for a couple of months.  It felt wonderful!

J and I decided that we’d take a family bike ride up to the beach f0r a picnic.  Cutie Pie has a big boy bike now and does quite well negotiating the sidewalks and streets of our neighborhood.  So, we figured that he was ready for his first real bike ride to the beach.   The beach is about a mile from our house.  That is quite a distance for little boys but we figured that they would get to rest once we got to our destination.

I packed up the spoils of my mom’s birthday party from the night before in our polka dotted soft-side cooler while J pumped up the bike tires.  Then off we went!

We rode by the little house where I lived with my parents until I was 4-years-old.  It’s for sale.  I told Steph that she should buy it.  I wonder if it still looks like I remember it on the inside…

The boys made it all the way to the beach without any complaints!  Yeah!

Once at the beach, we enjoyed our lunch and then built sandcastles in the warm sand.

We soaked up the sunshine for a while and watched a guy catch a huge fish.  When the boys were sufficiently damp and sandy we decided to pack it up and head for home.

No trip to the beach is complete without stopping by the sea grape plant for a leaf…

The boys cycled all the way home with very little complaint.  Sure, the return trip was much slower but we made it all the way without J or I dragging/carrying a Diego bike.

I’m looking forward to many more trips like this in the spring.

Bike Day!

I think I’ve left the Hip Hip Hoo-Raisin post up long enough to make people insane.  You’re welcome.  🙂

Today was bike day at Wildman’s preschool.  All the children were asked to bring their bikes and helmets with them this morning.  Wildman’s teacher designated a special parking lot for her students.

At 9:30 AM Wildman’s ‘grade’ hit the sidewalks around the school.  It was so darn cute!

There were a few traffic jams and some kids took spills from their bikes as they made the big loop around the campus. But everyone left the event in one piece though.  And everyone seemed to have a blast.  Especially when ice pops were served afterward.

There were even a few children who were riding without training wheels.  Wildman has been asking us to remove his training wheels for a while now but we’ve been reluctant to do it.  We don’t want him to kill himself.

Maybe I’ll see if J can take the training wheels off this weekend for Wildman.  Now that he’s seen some of his buds on two wheels  we’ll never hear the end of it.  He’s so insistent to try out a “big boy” bike.  I’ll make sure he’s in head-to-toe padding though!