Sunday, July 13, 2008

About time

Well, I guess it is about time to post something. Just haven't felt like it recently. Don't read as many blogs any more either. I have about 49 faves and cannot keep up!

The main news is that Princess is FINALLY riding a two wheeler. She just has never had any interest. She got a bike about...let me look back and see...WOW! I TOLD STUD it was a long time ago. Yikes! LOL She has had this bike for almost five years! I told him yesterday it was too small. She got it the Christmas she had just turned THREE.

She never really cared much about it and would ride on it a few times a summer and maybe here or there in the spring or fall. I bet she spent a total of two hours on the thing the whole time she has had it.

So the other night Stud, Clown and I were going to go for a biek ride and Princess wanted to roller blade. We said no, she needed to ride her bike. She said she was too big to ride with training wheels. We reminded her that she has not yet learned to ride a "two wheeler" and we will work with her. For now, we need to keep the training wheels on.

I forget what transpired, but I think just Stud and Clown went or something. So a few nights later (or maybe the next night) I hear them all saying that Princess is riding with no training wheels! I go out and sure enough, she is doing it. It is hard for her, since the bike is too small and her legs are so long.

Clown is very glad to have a sibling to ride with now! Jock sold his bike last summer and Cryptic has never learned to ride. I thought perhaps Princess would be following in his foot steps.

I wish I had photos of Jock learning. It was a few months after his fourth birthday. He asked Stud to take off the training wheels, Stud did and Jock took off down the driveway! It was incredible! He never slipped or tipped over or even wobbled. Clown was the EXACT SAME. They were the same age and everything. Jock had turned four in June and that October is when he took off. Clown was four in May of 2003 and that September, off he went!

Nope...can't find one. Will have to see if Stud has any. He does the photos all funny and I can't ever find half of them!

So Princess is kind of wobbly and not as steady as her brothers were when they started, but still. She has a great time and has only scraped up her leg once. Cyrptic was fine and totally took off on his when he was eight or nine, but freaked out when he realized that I had let go and he had gone on his own for about 20 yards. He felt so betrayed that I had not warned him (I knew not to or he would stop and not try!) and was SO upset at me, he has refused to try since:( He honestly doesn't care, so we have left it. If he wanted to do it badly enough, he would have kept at it, right?? Princess is very determined and tries and tries. She has spent hours out there now.

So that is the main news around here. Princess wants me to do something with her. Cryptic is playing video games, Stud is playing his weekly Sunday night hockey game and Jock took Clown up to the local school playground for some "brother time". Since he has turned 13, he loves to take one of his younger sibs each at a time and go for bike rides (he uses my bike) or walks and various things.

Hope things are going well with everyone!


Jude said...

I lived on my bike as a kid, what fun! Hope you have a great week hon!

Anonymous said...

from NTFrog ...
Hey, Princess!! Great job!!!
And what about you, Lowa - when's the last time you were on a bike??

BoufMom9 said...

Well done Princess!
Ok, so I know just what you mean. There are some days where I really don't feel like blogging at all...UGH! Then, I have days where everything I do seems like a good blog post. LOL
I have missed your posts though :)

Jinny said...

She's too cute. That's great that she loves biking so much on her two wheels!
I'm glad you got my parents to the airport all safe. :) It's cute that your daughter got along with Dad so well...cute!

Lowa said...

Jude-Me too!

NTFrog-Where is your thingy?? I mean, why did you have to tell me who you are and it says anonymous?? And, for your INFO, I was on a bike the night before I wrote that post. OR a few days before. Or something. Recently, anyways.

Momof9-You are SO SWEET! There is always so much I want to say to you about all your awesome posts, but I can't keep up with it! I am praying for you though, I know things are rough here and there!

Jinny-Yes, she is anxious for your Dad to come back. I am sure Kayli will be loving having him there!

Ok Cryptic is breathing down my neck here, wanting me to get off. So I better go!

Tara said...

thanks for visiting my blog! This post gives me hope that someday my kids will agree to get rid of their training wheels!

Koala Bear said...

Way to go, Princess!!
Thanks for your recent comment on my blog (the 'as long as it's healthy' post), I always appreciate hearing from you and what your have to say! :)