Wednesday, August 06, 2008
"Mom, Look What I Can Do!"
I am constantly amazed at how fast kids learn. The rate at which they change, grow and learn new things seems exponentially greater than my own. The kids JUST learned how to ride their bikes. We have been loving our bike rides, going almost everyday. Emma has been showing off her new tricks, like riding up and down driveways, riding through the field or on dirt, and the big deal...standing up and pedaling at the same time. Caleb loves to ride off of curbs and go up and down driveways. I keep telling them that practicing tricks is really something they should do with Daddy (since I can't really bear to watch!) For tonight's ride, Ben had Caleb wear his shin guards, his elbow pads, and knee pads. I know, a picture would have been great. Sorry. But anyway, he was flying down our street (which is a good hill) towards our driveway, and looked like he was going to hit the trash can (which he avoided) and then maybe Ben's car (which he also managed to avoid!) But as he flew up the driveway and onto the sidewalk, he finally lost control of the bike and fell onto the sidewalk. All of his pads saved him some good scrapes...and he stood up and said, "Well, that's ONE way to get up here!" He makes me laugh.