Saturday, May 09, 2009


Friday was one of those days . . . a day to remember.

Grace has had training wheels on her bike for what has seemed forever. Yesterday it was high time to take the training wheels off and "girl up" without them.

I got behind Grace, hands on her shoulders while she tipped left and right on the bike as she tried to balance herself. We did this for about 30 minutes - -- me behind Grace to steady her while she pedaled up and down the drive. Then I said, "Your turn to do it by yourself."

It was tippy at first but then it didn't take long before Grace looked like she had always ridden a bike without training wheels. It didn't take long to catch when she:

Tried to run her poor defenseless Papa down all the while giggling hysterically when I'm forced into the shrubs for safety.

Attempting and nearly putting both feet on the handle bars - - "Look, no feet, Papa!"

Up and down the driveway for well over an hour without falling.

Miles and miles of smiles.

Grace is ready for a new bike . . . they say it's time for a 16 inch model. We'll buy one sometime next week.

Grace was so pleased with herself. After months of trying the goal of riding a bike with out training wheels had been met.

She was all smiles. And so were Wifey and Papa.

It was definitely a day to remember.

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Max Watson said...

Yeah, that bike's lookin a bit wee on Grace.

Bob said...

It's those long legs she inherited from Wifey's side of the family. We were waiting for Grace to graduate from this size with training wheels to a larger size without. Now it's time.

evalinn said...

Wow, congratulations! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is way cool!

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