|Beezus on her two-wheeler bike with pedals.|
We took the bike out of the store, she got on it on the sidewalk, used her feet to get her moving and then started pedaling. We came home and within a half hour or so, she was riding from one end of the block to the other. The next day she rode it the entire way to Target, about .7 of a mile.
When she started on the sidewalk at home, her face would alternate between expressions of glee and concentration. When she concentrates she presses her lips into a thin line and her face reminds me of how she looked when she was a toddler and would be attempting to climb over the baby gate. Then I just want to throw myself on the grass and cry and sob with sadness and excitement over her growing up.
|Ramona on the wooden pedal-less bike. |
Generously donated to our family by Ms. Vickie !
Beezus riding her strider bike (aka walking bike) in March 2009. She was 3 1/2 years old.
Beezus on bike - March 2009 from Ellen T on Vimeo.
Beezus riding her two-wheeler bike in June 2011. She is 5 3/4 years old.
A Bike Ride for Beezus from Ellen T on Vimeo.