Friday, July 30, 2010

Goal of the Summer...

Austin had a few goals this summer. The biggest one involved these:

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Austin's been wanting his training wheels off his bike since he was 3. However, his mind and his abilities were on two different timetables and he has had to wait. A couple of weeks ago, I raised his training wheels a bit so he would have to balance a bit in order to ride his bike. He had asked to take them off all the way, but I thought he needed the wobbliness of uneven wheels in order to succeed, plus I wanted Brian to be home for it.
Tonight was the night. He was a little nervous, but excited as well. Brian was all ready for an evening of instruction...complete with a full glass of ice water to help with the heat.
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Little did he know....

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...that it would only take...

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...about 10 seconds of support from Daddy for Austin to take off and not look back!

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Can you tell how proud he is of himself...and how proud his Daddy is of him (and probably a little shocked at how little effort it took)!

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Now he's big and cool and all those things you are when the training wheels are taken off.
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When was our baby replaced by this big kid???
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With swimming lessons, the ability to tie his shoes and now riding his bike without trainings wheels under his belt, I think this kid is ready for Kindergarten!!!
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

YaYa and BoBo are so proud!!

Yvette said...

Yay Austin! Omg Kerum, Jacob learned the same way a few months ago.Same.Exact.Way. I didnt have my camera cause I didnt think it would happen that fast! I ran in yelling to my older son that Jacob learned already and he was like what the heck it took me like 2 days to learn! lol!