Monday, May 21, 2012

Ben rides his bike!

Today was another beautiful day, so we got the bikes back out!  Juju is learning to ride her tricycle - she can pedal, but she's so tiny that the bike is still a little too big for her and she easily loses the pedals from her feet.  She's doing pretty well with it though. 

Abbey goes so fast on her tricycle - it's so cute to watch her little legs moving around so quickly!

And here's the big news...Ben can now ride his bike!  A good friend told us that they took the pedals off her son's bike and just let him coast for a while.  So, I had Ben lift his legs up and I gave him a push and he just glided - it gave him the feeling of balancing the bike and he thought it was a lot of fun.  We did that for about 15 minutes and then I told him to just rest his feet on the pedals when I pushed him.  I gave him a push and he immediately started pedaling down the street - it was amazing!  It only took a few times before he was biking all the way down the street!  And by the end of the night, he was using his break to stop the bike.  He has not yet started the bike on his own - he still wants us to get him started with a push - but I can't believe that within 15 minutes he basically learned how to ride his bike! 

What an exciting day!  In other exciting Ben news, he has now lost another tooth.  The funny part about that is that we didn't even know he had lost it.  We went to some friends for dinner and they asked to see his lost tooth (the first one).  When he opened his mouth to show them, we realized he had lost another one!  And just like the last time, his adult tooth was already half way in behind it.  So who knows what actually happened to the tooth - Ben didn't know he had lost it either!  So tonight he wrote the tooth fairy a note saying he lost it and put it in the tooth pillow, which reminds me...
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