On Thursday, and again today, Julia wanted to go over to the church parking lot to practice riding her bike. Our home is on slight hills, which makes it hard to learn. I think she's probably the only kid her age that never really rode a trike. Sigh. So she has a bicycle now, with training wheels of all things, and she was too scared to ride the thing. On Thurday it got to the point of, "If you don't just pedal, already, we'll find someone else who WILL ride this bike." Sounds kind of callous, I suppose, but good golly. Anyway, motivation happened when her brother got on the tricycle and started racing around. Amazing how quickly she got on and started to pedal. Within 15 minutes she was racing around the parking lot, too. We were there for two hours. Yesterday, we rode from a friend of hers home. Today before a baptism at the church we rode around some more. She says she's ready to move the training wheels up. We'll see how it goes next week! Hopefully she won't have too many tumbles. But she is so very proud of herself, even with the trainers, being able to zip up and down the parking lot, that ll I can do now is hold my breath.
Anyway, here are a couple shots.
And none of Julia's face. She has her tongue sticking out, trying to get the hair out of her mouth, in every single shot! Beter luck another day.
Pull up a chair? Bickie? Beverage? I'm so glad you've stopped by. I hope you enjoy your stay. This little space celebrates the idea that the little things, the everyday things, are worth recording. It has comfortably settled itself into a blog about the everyday after I started a 365 Day photo challenge September of 2009 on Facebook. After beginning to blog, I transfered many of the photos here, where I have continued this daily challenge. My life is really not that interesting, but as I've looked for something to photograph each day, I've been able to find fun, joyful, meaningful things in the daily events that happen for all of us. It's fun keeping my eye open for little things that I never noticed were even worthy of record before. There is so much beauty out there if we keep an eye open to it.
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