8.17.2009

A Colorado post interruption!

I can't believe I am STILL posting about Colorado! We had such a great time and I definitely want to post about it all. I need to interrupt for some fabulous breaking news here in our household!!

WESLEY HAS LEARNED TO RIDE HIS BIKE!!!!

Last Summer we bought Wesley a bike and started the process of teaching him. You know, Michael holding the bike and running after him. It always ended in Wesley crying in frustration. After a couple days he wouldn't get back on the bike so back it went into the garage. Here is a photo from last Summer's lesson.

Bike riding lesson

This Summer we tried again and the same thing happened. It took some serious bribing to even get him ON the dang thing. We tried much harder this year since we knew once he learned we would never get him off. Once again there were a lot of tears and frustration, but I wasn't giving up. He's 9 years old for goodness sakes!! We decided to take him down the the elementary school in the wide open, paved parking lot. So glad we did that because he INSTANTLY took off.

First day riding his bike!

Of course he fell a few times, smashed his shin on his pedal while learning to use his breaks, but by the end of the "lesson" he was cruising around the school. Although he wanted to keep riding his body was telling him to STOP. The boy was falling more and more so we packed up and headed home. The next day he was riding like a champ on our road.

He is now officially obsessed with bike riding and we've been going on lots of family bike rides. My butt is SORE, but it's been a great workout for me!!

Bike riding at the parka little pit stop


Family Bike Ride

4 people showing me love:

~Mama Skates~ August 17, 2009 10:56 AM  

go Wes go! how exciting!

Jessica August 17, 2009 10:42 PM  

YAY! What an accomplishment! Who's prouder, mom or son? :)

Jennifer Suarez August 20, 2009 8:01 PM  

YAY WESLEY!!!! AWESOME!!

SJ August 30, 2009 1:46 PM  

Congrats to Wesley on learing how to ride his bike! It's a great feeling watching him cruise around with ease now, isn't it!?

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