Friday, August 05, 2011

just like that.

"I want my training wheels off."
I mentioned the other day that she had said this.

Eric and I imagined that it would go something like, 'run run run after Maddie, let go, and there she goes'.
Because we know her.

This morning she made it clear that it was time to get to business.

"I'm right behind you!" I hollered, grabbing my camera.

So we get to the church parking lot (lots of smoothe, wide-open space), and after a talk of "nothing to be embarrassed about, all kids go through this" with her Mama, she's ready.

Her dad gets behind her, "Kay, I'm here", and immediately after, "Okay, I'm gonna let go!"

And that was it.
It was over.

Maddie rides a bike.


  1. it all happens so fast... *sigh*

  2. Wow! It took me months to learn to ride a bike.

  3. Well done Maddie - you are a champ!!!

  4. Great job Maddie! Emma is just getting her training wheels dirty so we are in no rush to take them off :)

  5. Congrats to Maddie! How exciting!

  6. Yay! I lover her expression--joy and concentration in equal measure.

  7. Blimey, I love those kiddo moments.


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