Er, that was actually a last summer project, but monetary constraints caused havoc with the concept of taking any time off. We're much better off this summer, and all should go well. We've started out with a schedule that allows a lot more kid-time than before, too.
Today's kid-time occured in conjunction with a rummage sale. Destiny and Hunter (D's youngest) have been itching to ride bikes together; Hunter's bike was brought here from Wisconsin, but yesterday bike-riding was hindered by the discovery that Des' tires were flat.
We remedied this by a quick walk down to Bjornson's. After walking back, both kids were helmeted and set onto the sidewalk.
Hunter has been very proud: he no longer needs training wheels. At 4, it's quite a feat, but he's always been a very coordinated kid. Destiny, however, still had her training wheels, and was feeling a bit behind. So....we took off the training wheels.
By noon, Des' ankles & knees were scraped and bloody, but she held on and didn't give up. Starting is now her only problem -- once she gets up to 'speed' she's in good shape, and she can control her stopping well...unlike Hunter, but boys tend to careen out of control anyways. She had one good crash, but only took a short break (complete with a Gogurt) before trying again. Keeping up with a kindergartener seems to be a good incentive!
While the rummage sale wasn't worth marking on the calendar, first time riding without training wheels sure was. Sadly...I was too busy running alonside Des to take any pictures.