Happy birthday Ro and Ree! We started the celebrations a night early and, as promised, stopped by the Trek bike store to pick up their brand-spanking new birthday bikes. The girls were thrilled.
They had test driven (test ridden?) a bunch of bikes about a month ago and firmly settled on their faves.
A few quick daddy adjustments:
And they were off (bathed in pink light by a beautiful sunset):
It got dark fast, so they could only ride for a bit that first night, but they sure enjoyed their maiden voyages around the yard.
Their choices of bikes amused me, as usual. Ree picked a sassy, sporty pink mountain bike with shocks and gears. She’s pretty dang proud of that bike:
Ro picked a sweet, cutie-cute little cruiser with basket and bows. When we asked her to test drive the mountain-bike style in the store, just in case, she gamely did it then hopped off and said “Ugh, I hate every single thing about that bike and love every single thing about mine.” Well ok then.
Yep, they’ll enjoy those bikes for many years to come. Later, after the happy cyclists had gone to sleep, TubaDad and I made a long trail of their stuffed animals, starting in their hallway and winding all the way to our bedroom where it ended with a pile of presents in Rapunzel’s arms. We figured it would make them laugh when they woke up. And it did.
The happy birthday tuba serenade, breakfast muffins, and presents in the big bed made them giggle too.
Happy 7th bday girls. We love you.