Sunday, March 15, 2009

biking

There are many great things about having Cortney around more right now. One of those things is he can teach my kids all the things that dads are supposed to teach their kids. Oliver got a bike 8 months ago for his birthday and has hardly ridden it because 1. we live somewhere where kids just can't ride their bikes everywhere they want. He can ride up and down our driveway and he rides it over to the neighbor's house when we all walk over there but that is the extent of his bike riding. It just hasn't been something that we have gone out and tried to teach him. With spring almost here and Cortney's plethora of time it seemed like the perfect time for him to learn to ride without his training wheels. Now just to toot my own kid's horn this little guy is so athletic...he was riding a razor scooter before his third birthday (and I mean going off jumps and things like that at the skate park)...but I never suspected he would learn to ride a bike in one afternoon. Man...I am still not very good at riding a bike...he definitely doesn't get his coordination from me.

Just a side note...I was not there for any of this. I was sleeping peacefully(well semi peacefully) on the couch in an empty house.

The afternoon started out with a little of this...

and this...
and this...

But soon he was riding one handed.

I love the look of triumph both of my kids have in this picture.



And soon he was showing off for the camera. He loves it and it is all he can think of right now. I really wish he had a pack of friends to ride around with like I had when I was little.


Rob gets pretty bored when they go...but I can't convince him to stay home. I love this outfit Cortney put him in...church pants...hahaa. I am just so thankful he is dressed though...let me tell you.

Rob just watched for a while.


Then it was on to a little community service, cleaning up the church parking lot.


He sure is an adorable little boy.

Anyways...I guess Oliver has reached a big milestone. I know when I was little kids always talked about learning to ride a bike. I remember being a little embarrassed because I was pretty old. hahaa.

14 comments:

{natalie} said...

first of all, good thing i read down a couple posts to find our your news....CONGRATS! it is really exciting that you are having another baby. I hope the sickness goes away fast. good thing cort is there to take care of you.

second...was to go Oliver on the bike riding...he looks very cool on the bike.

third...i love rob's hoodie.

{natalie} said...

oh on #2..."was to go" really means "WAY to go" ooops

duke of earl said...

straight awesome pictures...

Scott & Tami said...

That is so sweet...your boys sound like my boys...seriously....they are daring and athletic. I love checking your blog because our lives are so similar with the boys. I wonder if you will be having a 3rd or your 1st girl...sorry you aren't feeling well.

Berta said...

"WAY TO GO, OLI-BUR! ! ! ! " I remember, to this day, the day I learned to ride my bike ! ! ! So FUN! R.O.B. is being so patient and LOVE the way he's supporting his brother - love the pic where he's running by Oli and raising his hands. Sweet! Those pics will be GREAT in his book for his to look back on.

lindsay>boo said...

That's awesome! What a big accomplishment...and in one day! I'm always super impressed by bike riders because frankly, I'm horrible at riding bikes. Whenever I ride one, I look like picture #2!

Earl Family said...

Those pictures cracked me up. You just made my day.

Angelique said...

Learning to ride a bike is the BEST! What a tough kid to get back on the bike over and over after crashing. Love the picture where both of them have their fists in the air.

Melissa B. said...

Great Pictures! It's so great when they learn to ride a bike!

lysh said...

My favorites are the "triump" pictures. They capture what he must be feeling so well. So cute!

HEATHER D said...

Priceless. Wow, those pictures say it all. LOVE THEM.

Whitney Amelia said...

oh man ash and cort i feel terrible about not saying
CONGRATULATIONS earlier....
but i was so happy to hear the news of a new babe and a new cousin for little bodi!
hope your feeling better ash. cant wait to meet the new addition to the fam!
love you guys....
kids are so cute and enormous!

Christensen's said...

That picture of Rob in the background is so cute! Love the pics! Congrats Oliver!

Ashley Hall said...

That's so fun. Your boys are adorable. I hope you start feeling better soon!