Saturday, May 19, 2012

Our favorite things

We LOVE living in our new house!  It is so fun to enjoy our hard work and see our house function.  When I asked Lee what his favorite thing about living here was, though, he had one very fast response: Riding Bikes!
 Lee got a bike last birthday from his Grandparents F and he has loved it since, but back at the house we were living in then, there was only a concrete pad to ride the bikes on.  There were no sidewalks and the road was very busy.  Then it was winter time and we were at Grandma and Grandpa's house, where the road is really too steep to ride bikes, so we didn't even try.  Too cold, too much moving, too dangerous.  But here?  We have long stretches of straight sidewalks, a quiet neighborhood filled with parents of young kids who we know and trust, and a great view of the road from our front porch.  Not a day has gone by that we spend at least thirty minutes riding up and down the street.  Lee's coordination on his bike has improved drastically in the last two weeks, and we have a goal to ditch the training wheels before the end of Summer.  I know he'll be able to do it, no problem.  Annalisa has an old tricycle that she zooms around on.  And when Katie gets the chance, she dashes as fast as she can across the lawn.  It's getting to the point now where anyone can walk on it, but a week ago it was still way too soft and Katie knew it.  She knew if she got out there five feet or more, that she could stand and squish her toes in the mud and there was nothing I could do to stop her, because I couldn't go on the grass.  Little goober.  It is hilarious to watch her throw her little head back, poke out her belly, and run for her life, laughing all the way.

Like I said, we love living here!

1 comment:

Laurie Fifield said...

Next thing you know, the whole family will be biking down the road! I'm giggling at that picture of Katie in my head. I can just see her doing that.