Sunday, April 11, 2010

Anna Rides A Two-Wheeler

We officially have a little bike rider in the family! Anna can ride a two-wheeler! I am so proud of her. About a week ago I took the training wheels off her bike and she has been going around the courtyard propelling herself along with her feet on the ground on her 'balance bike', as we were calling it. This afternoon she was showing me how she could get herself going and then lift her feet up off the ground for a ways, coasting along. That is a huge improvement in her balance, let me tell you. I decided she was ready to learn to really ride a bike. I held onto the bike and had her start pedalling, but I only had to follow her a few times around the courtyard before it was very apparent that she didn't need me any more. She picked it up quick! Here's a video of her biking along:

We were so proud of our little bike rider that we felt like a family ice cream outing was in order.

Good job, Anna!

My favorite part? The huge grin on her face and the sparkle in her eyes as she said "I'm doing it, Mom!" after we had gone around the courtyard once.


akamilby said...

Jack says: Whoa. Good job Anna!

Caroline says: I liked the bike riding. Good job Anna!

Aunt Holly says: That is a very impressive four-year-old. Wow!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Yay, Anna! That is GREAT!

Jo Miller said...

good job, Anna. When they are ready, they just go, go, go!!
Grandma Jo

Michael and Jeanette said...

Wow, Anna is all grown up! We remember when she was just a little baby like Maia Sage. Anna, want to ride in the Agony with your dad next year? As soon as your sisters learn how you can all go riding across the country together again! -Michael

Chad Clement said...

Watch out Lance Armstrong, we have a new cycling prodigy in the making. Great job, Anna. You make it look like you've been doing it for years. Fun to see the video.

Hashim Alhamad said...

This is very impressive Anna!