This summer our kids got "big kid bikes." They had smaller bikes-just 12 inch bikes-from last year, but they had clearly outgrown them even while they were riding them during the spring. So here we are, already in August, and they are just starting to ride their new bikes.
It was a hard call-do we get the 16 inch bikes, knowing we'll probably need to get a new bike again in a year or two-or do we get the 20 inch bikes, knowing they just fit into them. We went the 20 inch route, but that isn't sitting too well with C. He's a little more apprehensive about getting on his "two-wheel" bike than A ever has been. A chooses to ride her bike all the time over riding her scooter, but not C. He'll come around.
A's newest thing is going on family bike rides. She always asks if we can go on a family bike ride after dinner. She knows it's not too hot and that we usually say yes. So, off we all go on our bikes-the little ones for them-down the road. We just go around the block, but that seems like plenty at this point. Usually J leads the way, then the 2 kids, then me at the end of the train. It's hard for the kids still because they want to look behind them to see where everyone is. That's the point at which they veer off to one side or the other. It's something we're still working on.
Family bike rides are starting out small, but I certainly hope they get longer as the kids get older. I like to think that it is the beginning of something we will be doing as a family for a long time to come!
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!