There is huge celebrating in the house right now: the training wheels have finally been tossed aside for good! Ah yes, Ree and Ro have suddenly figured out those bikes and are going around and around and around our little backyard racetrack. They get better and more confident with each lap.
Here’s a little video I took of some of their very first loops around the yard. They’ve already improved so much that I really need to take another video, but this is fun to see:
Congratulations little sweeties!!
PS1: The new bike helmets with attached crowns were purchased at Target today – squuee! The girls (and I !!!) adore them. They’re by Raskullz if anyone wants ‘em. We think Aunt Jane needs an adult-sized one – maybe to wear to the next Leadville?!
PS2: Does anyone have any tips for buying bicycles for six-soon-to-be-seven year olds? Once the girls get a little less shaky and weebly-wobbly on these bikes we’ll look around at bigger ones. We’re thinking that we want hand brakes (maybe?), but don’t really know anything about bikes. How tall is the bike supposed to be in relation to the kiddo? I saw mostly 20” bikes in the kid section at Target (while gasping at the adorableness of the crown helmets), but they’d probably have way better selection in a sports store, right?
PS3: Can everyone tell who’s who with hair in ponytails or do I need to call it out? Ree is in the white shirt and Ro is in the lilac one.