Sunday, May 17, 2009

Off With The Training Wheels

This weekend we went camping. Yes, it was very cold but that didn't stop us from having a good time and Andrew learning how to ride a bike without training wheels. I will post more pictures of camping on a separate post. I thought learning to ride a bike is such a big deal that it should be its own separate post.

As soon as we got there Andrew decided to he needed his training wheels taken off. We don't have a great place to ride at our house so camping was the perfect time to learn. It was pretty flat and paved. After trying a couple of times he decided he wanted his training wheels put back on. We obliged, but Timmy put them where they were not completely touching the ground. He rode around all Saturday morning like this. About an hour before we decided to head home he decided he wanted to give it another try. He is so brave about trying new things. I think he has a high threshold of pain. Anyway this time he figured it out. We were all so proud of him.

Here are some pictures of the big event.

Andrew "I Can Do This, I think"

Here is Dad explaining the fine techniques of keeping your balance.

Mom trying to keep up, and keep anyone from getting hurt.Look!!!! I am getting the hang of thisJust a few booboos. He didn't even cry. He is so tough. He is trying to look sad in this picture.

Off he goes. Nothing can stop him now. It is the getting started he still needs to figure out.

Click on the links below to see some video of the big event.

I am not smart enough to put both of the videos on the same post without doing it this way.


The Hickmans said...

Yea for Andrew!! How exciting!

Cassie said... said...

I love picture of his bobo! How cute does he look with the bummed face and a bobo on his knee!