Biking & Chatting

James re-discovered biking this past week! He started biking last November after my dad fitted some training wheels to a bike that’d been given to us. Alas, one of the training wheels fell off a few days after my parents left and we couldn’t figure out how to re-attach the tricky thing. And so the poor little bike sat unloved and unused all winter – till James gave it a whirl this past week and discovered that he can bike with one training wheel just fine (or, perhaps a little tilted to the side, but hey).

And so – utter joy.

“Bye mom, I’m going to ride my bike for a while!”
“But it’s pouring outside!”
“That doesn’t matter. See ya!”

The other day we meandered over to a nearby church parking lot and James biked to and fro across it with a delighted smile on his face. After a while I asked if he was ready to go and he replied, “Oh no, I could bike here forever, I’m having such fun!”


One of his sibling observers:


And here’s a video of this little girl. Alice went through a growth spurt last week and has been so loud and chatty since then! Quite adorable to listen to! And she started waving, too, which is pretty much the cutest thing ever.



4 thoughts on “Biking & Chatting

  1. Tanya says:

    Love that photo of Alice happily watching James! And her chatting – too cute!! So glad I got to spend some time getting to know her…the video makes me miss her!


  2. tkdehaan says:

    Sounds like you’ll be visiting that parking quite a bit this summer. 🙂 Alice looks adorable in her little hat, and in the video too!


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