Once again, we are having a very mild winter in Colorado. We have yet to report any major snowfall in our yard but we do have plenty of sunshine and warm air to report of. With temperatures hovering in the 60's, Oliver exclaimed that it was due time that he wanted to learn to ride his bike without training wheels.
You see, Oliver was a pro-Stryder Rider. Then, in the Christmas of 2011, Santa decided that Oliver was ready for a pedal bike. Since Oliver was a pro-Stryder Rider, Santa opted to get Oliver the next size up in pedal bike. Unfortunately, Oliver couldn't touch the ground and the pedal bike was a bit intimidating with it's height. So, he has spent the last year riding with training wheels and fighting with the little voices in his head telling him that he could or couldn't do it. Finally, Oliver decided to take on those little voices and told them who was boss on the day that he decided to learn how to ride training wheel free.
Don't be worried, Oliver's little voices are no different than anyone else's. There is no need to seek professional help. In fact, he may have learned how to manage them earlier than most. You see, when Oliver makes up his mind to do something, he does it. He puts the little voices in their corner and tells them to stay while he conquers his goals.
On this Sunny Sunday, he wanted to learn how to ride his bike. He had a New Years Resolution to fulfill.
In the meantime, Kellan tried out the Stryder. That lasted about 2.2 second.
Oliver pedaled and Daddy pushed while Oliver built his confidence.
Kellan watched from the side while he straddled on the Big Wheel.
Even Dawson the neighbor Dog came out to encourage Oliver to GO FASTER! Oliver is Always up for a good race.
Oliver didn't quite make it Daddy-free this day, but his confidence grew in leaps and bounds.
The neighbor girls came out to check out all of the excitement under the sun.
Oliver, Keith, Dawson (the dog), Samantha, Kaitlyn and Kellan
The Lane Gang
All fun days in the sun are more complete with a snack.
Then, out came the Barbie Jeep. Doesn't every neighborhood need one of these? We think so!
Oliver and Samantha out for a spin.
The big kids riding while the little kids run away.
"Run Kaitlyn... RRRUUUUNNNN!!!!"
Who knows what happened at the end of the street, but Kaitlyn and Kellan came back behind the wheel of the Barbie Jeep.
They didn't control the ride long before the five-year-olds interrupted the fun.
Samantha decided that the Jeep needed some work done under the hood so she jumped into action. It was quite cute to see.
Then, they were off.
Finally, time for lunch.
Before the day was done, Kellan and Oliver took the Jeep for a spin. There is nothing more handsome that a couple of young gents who aren't afraid to cruise in pink.