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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's Hard To Call This a Project!

Ian has been bugging me for a while to take the training wheels off his bike (yes, I know it's pink - he'll be fine). I will admit that I was putting it off because I didn't want to have to spend hours pushing him around the driveway as he learned to balance. It was a project I wasn't very excited about. In the end, though, it had to be done. As it turns out, I didn't have to DO anything. I gave him one push and that was it. He used the side of the van for a while, to get himself going, and then he was done even with that help. As of the time of typing, I have seen him ride one handed and also pop very small wheelies. I guess balance is not something he has a problem with.
On the same day that Ian learned to go without training wheels, Brynn FINALLY figured out how to pedal her Big Wheel. Again, I didn't have to do anything! She immediatly requested that her training wheels be removed. Sorry kid, that won't work out.
There were a few minor mishaps - mostly of a traffic jam nature - but no catastrophic injuries.
And not to be outdown by her older siblings, Blair learned that her walker MOVED - all by herself! So, now all the Kolstes have wheels.
Less then a week later, the wheels had to be upgraded.
The training wheels went back on the pink bike and Brynn's ability to pedal was put to a new test. The training wheels came off a larger bike we had for Ian and now he can go even faster. The problem is that his feet barely reach the ground, so riding this bike is a bit more of a kamikazi mission.
Somehow, I see a lot of band-aid projects in my future.


~ Tandis ~ said...

You brag. :P :) Just kidding. It is very impressive that he figured it out all on his own, just like Uncle Tris... ohboy...

GO BRYNN! GO BLAIR! Equally as impressive.

Nice van parking - I like that option better than a chalk line as fast as cars drive past on your road.

Jamie said...

I like Ian's bike helmet :-)

Jessica said...

Both Jamie and Tandis commented on what I was going to say; I like the van blocking access to the road and I get a kick out of the bike helmet.