Saturday, August 1, 2009


We've hit a milestone in our family. Abigail can now ride a bike. We've been working on this for a few months now, first with a scooter in the basement while the snow was still on the ground, then with her on the tagalong behind my bike and then practicing, practicing, practicing on her own bike, with one of us running along beside holding her up. Usually it was at some crazy angle where letting go would have resulted in instant ground-contact, but gradually she could go ten to twenty feet on her own on a straight, flat surface.

Yesterday things sort-of clicked. Deb had her in the church parking lot near our home and she took off and went round and round and round, with a huge smile on her face. She even figured out how to start on her own and come to a controlled stop. I took her out again later in the evening and she did several more laps.

She was thrilled. And so were we.

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