Monday, July 12, 2010

summer to do list #1


#1 on our "summer to do list":

teach Zoe how to ride a two wheeler bike


We bought her a bike a few days ago. Nothing fancy, but we made sure there was a handle brake as well as a pedal brake
oh! and streamers on the handle bars... of course!




My first born is by nature a very cautious little girl

Put her on a two wheeler big girl bike and she turns into a 4 year old granny


She is an extremely conscientious biker, never going faster than one kilometre an hour nor going near any "hills" (which in reality are only little slopes on the road)



We are hoping this 4 year old granny will throw caution to the wind and pedal faster than one kilometre an hour... just fast enough to gain her balance...


and maybe just maybe we will be able to take those training wheels off by summer's end!

20 comments:

cArLa said...

she is so cute! i hope you get your bike for the basket that you love, so you can go on rides together! love her smile on the last photo too!

jen@odbt said...

I bet she takes off in no time. What a cutie!

Alely L. said...

yay for zoe! i'm sure she'll be riding on two wheels by summer's end. now you gotta go get your bike!

Marie said...

So adorable!:D

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flora said...

Oh, so much fun! I can't wait to teach my little one to ride a bike...next summer! Good luck to your Zoe! She looks like a pro already.

KristiMcMurry said...

awww! Precious! I miss riding around on my little pink bike :) Tell Zoe good luck!

Maria Isabel said...

How fun! By the rate my girl is growing I will be doing that pretty soon!

Wild and Precious said...

SO Cute!

love that last picture!

ALFIE said...

well isn't she just the cutest? :)

i remember the summer i learned to ride a 2-wheeler. such accomplishment!!

thanks for visiting my blog! glad you share the TOMS love :)

Brandi said...

I'm sure she'll get there. I still remember the day my training wheels came off -- I couldn't believe I was doing it all by myself. Keep capturing these moments.

Also, the streamers -- you are one awesome mom.

Lauren Nicole said...

once again: cutest children ever. :] good luck with the two-wheeler! i'm sure she'll do great learning to ride without training wheels. <3
- L

Rachel said...

Zoe is sooo adorable! would you believe that i do not know how to bike? i tried once but it was so long ago, im not sure i still know how to. and im so envious of others who ride so smoothly:)

Malou said...

She's growing fast! You can do it Zoe! I remember Dave was also 4 when he 1st rode his 2-wheel bike. The knee and elbow pads helped alot in conquering his fear of getting hurt if he fall.

Sandy a la Mode said...

awww i just KNOW she can do it!! i learned to ride my bike without training wheels at age 4 as well!!

Downtown Girl said...

I love this post. So sweet ^_^
I am looking forward to teaching my own daughter to ride the bike ^_^

Small Burst said...

LOL about the 4 year old granny. My son was the same way but he eventually got the hang of it. We had to do it his way at first because he was so nervous. But, he finally learned and he was 4 too. Best of luck!

Chika-san said...

ha ha ha, so cute. :) i had to learn from my 6 year old cousin(now ain't that funny).

come again soon,

♡Chika-san

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Meg said...

definitely sounds like a first born! hehe, so darling.

Craftiness NOW said...

ahhhh so cute! i was completely TERRIFIED of having my training wheels taken off when i was little, hope it goes well when u do!

Becky said...

cute. Katie just informed me that she will be on training wheels "for one more year," I think it's going to take some convincing just getting Katie to try.