One day, Maggie decided she'd had enough of training wheels and thus commenced the beginning of learning how to ride a two wheel bike. I must say, I was so impressed with my husband and his teaching abilities. He broke it down in a way I would never have thought to do. First, he took the pedals off, along with the training wheels of course. Our kids had to simply sit on the bike and walk themselves down the driveway without falling down. With our driveway being on a slight tilt, it gave them the perfect incline on which to practice.) Well, when your toes barely touch the ground, it's much easier said than done. Many trips up and down the driveway and they were getting the hang of it.
touch and go
hold 'em up
maybe the tongue sticking out helps her balance?
back up for another round
Next, the task was to glide down the driveway without putting their feet down on the ground at all. Before I knew it, they were gaining speed down the driveway and right out into the street - with Kevin on the lookout. It was amazing to watch. So now, they had the balance thing down. Time to add the pedals and the motion coordination. It was a snap for them. Off they went.
Peyton on his own
Running to keep up
on her way down
Daddy's nowhere near him now
Just passing by.
I can't believe my "babies" can now ride 2 wheel bikes. Craziness. Their first true taste of freedom.....