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Riding A Bike (kinda like)

10 Nov 2011

Yesterday we tried a new tactic in our ongoing mission to get Oscar to ride a bike.

Mark got a gyro wheel, which you use instead of training wheels. After school, I took the kids into Golden Gate Park for a little ‘first try”. It was not a playdate – Oscar requested “no other people”.

I must skeptically note that now the whole bike weighs in at about 200 lbs (it was heavy to begin with).
But the wheel was fun, and interesting! And it’s funner than riding around with training wheels! And it’s fun riding around period (Which he wasn’t doing on his own.) He just needs more time and space. We’ll try this weekend.

Here is Oscar on the bike (sorry for lack of photos – it was hard enough to manage the Lucy situation). You can see the new front wheel:

Lucy James, The Story Teller

18 Aug 2011

“Mommy, home!”
[my garage door opens, I begin to pull the car in]

“Daddy’s bike. Lucy go bike.”
[(to myself: wow. did she just say that?) “Sorry, sweetie, Daddy’s at work.”]

“Up. be-belt off. Cole Cole. Down!”
[“sure, we can go say hi”]

Lucy is makin’ a move these days. She has entered the game. She is climbing up on the chair, and jumping from it to the bed, with a tummy landing. She is putting her shoes on all by herself (and taking them off at will). She is jumping down stairs, causing me to go grey. And now, she’s talking about it. The only question remaining is when will she call Oscar by his name.

This morning I said, “c’mon guys, we gotta get in the car.” She said “Okay, let’s go, ‘cool!”
I love that she says Hi Bob to the crossing guard. Really cute.

letterpress card by the courtesy press

letterpress print by sycamore st press