3.15.2015

Two Wheels!


We enjoyed a fabulous weekend around here that included a birthday party, bacon for breakfast, an afternoon mountain biking date, and performing in the Easter cantata, but none of that holds a candle to what Jed learned to do.

Jed can ride a bike!!!  A real bike.  One with just two wheels. 

Words cannot describe how ecstatic I am for Jed and this unforgettable milestone in his life.  In fact, I am so happy and proud of my son that I want to shout it from the rooftops... or at least excitedly drag my neighbors from their homes and make them watch Jed ride laps around the driveway.  Go, Jed! Go!   (We could totally use a cheer-leading team around here, right?)

Jed wore a perma-grin as he rode around with just enough balance to stay upright.  He is pretty proud of himself too.  As he should be!  He's actually been wanting his training wheels off for a while now.  Incredibly, Bron removed the training wheels Saturday afternoon and Jed just took off on his own in less than five minutes.  Both Bron and I are pleasantly surprised and impressed!

So now that Jed can ride a two wheeler--okay, so we still have lots of practice in front of us, learning how to turn and stop, etc.--but he's anxious to start mountain bike riding with Dad!  There are actually a few child friendly trails around here that we can introduce Jed to that will hopefully help him greet the sport with confidence.  I can't wait!  I didn't know that passing a love and enthusiasm for something like bike riding on to my son would feel so exciting. 

I love you, Jed.  I am so incredibly proud of you and the boy you are: sweet and thoughtful, inquisitive, adventurous, creative, and funny.  You make my heart full.

 ^^These pictures were taken on Tuesday this week.  He was a riding maniac with those rickety loved and destroyed training wheels that hovered several inches above the asphalt.  I actually think those little wheels helped Jed learn to balance gradually.^^
 ^^Giving Dad a high five!  Bron was on cloud nine just as much as Jed was!^^

7 comments:

  1. What a big moment! We keep asking Cullen but he says he isn't ready yet. I adore that picture of Bron high fiving Jed- What a special thing to teach your son!

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  2. Huge milestone for sure! My poor kids will probably take forever to ride a bike because all we have is gravel. Wah wah.

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  3. Yay! How awesome! I'm not so sure Hailey will ever learn to ride a bike. That girl refuses to ride. Probably because the bike we have is too big for her. I think that would be fantastic to get Jed into mountain biking. How cool!

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  4. Way to go, Jed! Congrats--what a great accomplishment!

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  5. Yay Jed!! What a huge accomplishment! My kids didn't learn until they were 6. Jed is awesome!!

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  6. Congrats Jed!!!! What an accomplishment! He'll be mountain bike riding in no time :)

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