This is Andrew. He's a pretty cool dude. He is only three years old but he thinks he's about five. Last week he said to me, "Mommy, I want to ride a bike." so I pointed to his little bike with the training wheels and told him to go get his shoes on first. He shook his head and said, "No, Mommy. A real bike. Like Alex and A.J."
He meant one without training wheels.
What? I thought. You're only three! But, far be it from me to tell one of my kids that they can't succeed in something, right? So....out to the front yard we went.
First, I made him gear up. Helmet and gloves, you know, just to be safe!
Then Rich put Andrew on one of his brothers' bikes, gave him a push.....and off he went!
Rich wet the cement down, you know, to give Andrew that extra challenge! (kidding!) Actually, Rich had just finished hosing down before we knew he wanted to ride. I was a bit worried about him slipping on the wet ground, but he didn't have a problem with it one bit.
Vroooooooom! Andrew goes speeding by!
We were all very excited for Andrew! He is definitely the youngest of our kids to ride a two wheel bike without the training wheels. I believe he's going to be a BMX racer like his daddy and all his older brothers!
A very proud boy, posing for a photo op!