Enjoying all the simple pleasures in life...family, friends, ice cream, and chocolate!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
It's long past time that Kendall learned how to ride a two-wheeler...but it hasn't been a big issue around here because truth be told, we don't have anywhere to ride! There is no pavement on our property, and it's pretty hard to learn to ride in the grass! But anyway, we decided it was high-time to get on it so we could ride the bike trail this summer.
We headed over to the Choctaw Lodge parking lot, where there is plenty of wide-open space for learning to ride...and nothing to run into!
Noah took his little bike too...and our goal there was to teach him to pedal, not scoot with his feet. For some reason, he has always refused to pedal...no amount of cajoling would get him to try it. But I was on a mission, and that was to appeal to his fun nature and make him WANT to do it. He picked it up really quickly, and was soon pedaling all over that parking lot! SO CUTE!
Kendall did ok, but she is so afraid of falling that she just lets go whenever she starts to lose her balance. Barry has my utmost respect, as he was so patient with her... even when she was being completely unreasonable. Three times, she had to take a "break" and go sit on the beach for a minute. But I will give her credit, she kept coming back to try again!
At one point, Barry hopped on her bike to show her how to balance and correct...and it was so funny... he looked like a clown on a little bike! Kendall got a real kick out of that, I'll tell you! At least he didn't try to ride Noah's...LOL!!
We'll try again soon. I think it will be like anything else, once she gets it...she'll get it for good! Go Kendall! You can do it, girl!
I'm a thirty-something mother of two, wife to one (haha), trying to live a simpler life in the log home my hubby built just for us. I've been called a tree-hugging granola cruncher by some of my friends, but I'm really not. I'm just trying to appreciate all the simple joys life has to offer...my rugged and handy hubby, my silly kids, good friends, great food, lots of fun, and of course, ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE ! I love to laugh, so my day is not complete until I've made time to watch something funny before bed...mainly The Office! Come and spend the day with me... we'll have a great time, I promise!