Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bike Brag

Katherine is a bike rider!!!  After months of effort and tears, she can  ride her bike without training wheels.  And is she ever proud!  Kate got her bike for Christmas, but couldn't ride it for weeks because it snowed so much.  She rode with training wheels during the spring.  In early summer, Steve took the training wheels off and the two practiced.  Every practice session ended in anger or tears and progress was slow.  For most of July and the first half of August the biked stayed parked.  It was just too hot to even try.  But this week the weather has been gorgeous and Steve convinced Katherine to give it another try.  This time she was ready.  Every time she got on the bike she got better.  Her confidence exploded and suddenly, she was RIDING!  She still wobbles and has frequent crashes, but she hops back up and tries again.  Sometimes she crashes because she's grinning to hard to see.  Last night she wheeled up the driveway, flashed a big grin, and shouted "Happy, happy happy!"  And is it ever fun to see.

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