Tuesday, February 3, 2009
And He's Off!
Friday afternoon Bryson decided that since he's 5 years old now, he's ready to ride his bike without training wheels. Once Alan got home from work, we only had about 5 minutes before we had to leave for the evening, but Alan took the training wheels off and they ran down the sidewalk 5 or 6 times. Bryson didn't take off on his own, but we had to leave, so we told him we would "try again tomorrow."
Well, Saturday was another busy day... Selah's cheerleading game, Selah's soccer practice, etc. Alan had run to Lowes in the morning, and I was upstairs probaby checking e-mail or something. Bryson and Selah came running and yelling up the stairs to tell me that Selah had taught Bryson to ride his bike. Sure enough, I went out and he jumped on it and took off. So in about 5 more minutes, Selah helped him on the bike, explained to him where to put his foot and the position of the pedal, and away he went. He got it down quick that time. In fact, Alan, Selah, and Bryson went on a bike ride that evening through our neighborhood and the adjoining one as well. Good job little man! And what a cool story to be able to say that your big sister (only 1 1/2 years older than you) taught you how to ride your bike.
We should give Daddy credit too for all that running up and down the sidewalk on the other attempts ;)