Lovin' our Big Boy!

Lovin' our Big Boy!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I want to ride my bicycle...

As Jack approaches his 8th birthday, I am ever so proud to announce that he has become a "two wheeled bike rider!" Wow, what an accomplishment! I don't know if I should admit that I'm surprised but, frankly, I am! Jack isn't exactly a sports-minded dude. He enjoys the activities of the gaming folks. He occasionally heads out to the driveway where he has been totally content to tear down the hill and spin out on his low riding metal version of a Big Wheel. He's become quite confident, but it is VERY LOW to the ground, and he likes it that way.

Summer Fun with Tyler

He rarely rode his training wheel adorned bike anymore, sticking to the security of the low rider.

Easter 2009

But then Mario Kart came along. And he watched his favorite characters ride motorcycles and bikes and somehow it got the pump primed. So when Grandpa suggested that they go out and begin the process of learning how to ride without the training wheels, Jack surprised us all and said "YES!"

It didn't take long...a few weeks, maybe. And now he's gaining confidence every day. He can start from a dead stop, brake and turn. He hasn't ventured past driveways and straightaways yet, but I think by the beginning of Summer he'll be traversing Crockett Park's trails like a pro. And Mimi and Grandpa have promised that he can pick out a new, bigger bike whenever he's ready.

I might even have to get a bike to keep up. Way to go, Jack. We are all so very, very proud of you!