Sunday, September 28, 2008

Are we biking today?

Ellie has had some fun lately riding on the back of Brandon's bike and also at the Trike-a-Thon (pronounced "Trike-a-Fon" heeheehee) at her school. She's much more comfortable as a rider than she is as a "driver".

The kids rode around the gym for about 20 minutes last Thursday to raise money for St. Jude's. Since our driveway is too steep and our street is too bumpy, Ellis hasn't ridden her trike much. It was pretty obvious that the others were WAY ahead of her. (But she looked cute in that giant helmet)
Clearly we need to practice more. By the 800th lap or so, she finally got the hand of steering and pedaling at the same time. She never did figure out how to start off from completely stopped. I had to push her off every time. Here is frustration setting in......

And taking hold....look at that face.

And she stopped to rest a few times while the others were zippping around the gym.

Her teacher said she passed out as soon as the nap mat hit the floor.

Her bike is still in the car so we can take it over to the smooth track at the park and practice. Soon.

Oh, and she was line leader that day. What a big girl.

1 comment:

The Smith Boys said...

I miss the gym and the church! Tell everyone I said hi!