Ever since the weather warmed up this year, we've been spending a lot of time like this:
Today, however, thanks to the kindness of neighbors we'd never seen or met before, neighbors who just happened to be on their driveway when we rode by, our daily trike ride changed forever. We now have a bike! The boys are especially thrilled:
Since they've only ever ridden trikes before, it took a bit of practice for them to get the hang of pedaling without braking every rotation or two. I must admit that I was particularly frustrated trying to teach Isaac how to
pedal without braking. He eventually figured it out, but not before teaching me a lot about perseverance: Every
time he'd "mess up," he'd get right back on the bike and cheerfully say, "Let's try
again!" Jude also struggled a bit, but he found his groove a lot more quickly than his brother:
The challenge now will be managing who gets a turn with the bike and when. I envision a bike purchase (or two or three) in our near future!