Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Maybe I Should Change the Title?

We started teaching Nathan how to ride his bike early this summer.  He quickly got the balance part...the hard part.  But he.would.not.pedal.  Steve tried the belt tied to the back trick and ran alongside him.  We went down a slightly sloped road.  He.would.not.pedal.

Nathan is reserved, cautious.  A bit anxious.  He was convinced he would fall if he pedaled.  We tried several times, but he wasn't ready.  I made this page a week and a half ago.  I decided to name it Real Life Ride and document the reluctance.

We went on vacation and he showed his braver side.  He went on water slides and amusement park rides.  There was a shift.  When we tried the bike again on Monday, he finally pedaled.  And got it.  He has now biked at least four times each day...can't get enough.

I used Allison Kreft's collections for this...mostly Composition & Color with some Sweet Notes.  I fell in love with these papers again!  Huge Allison Kreft fan!

That smile.  I am so proud of him.  It is weird to see your child riding a is a rite of passage.  I love this braver side and can't wait to see more of it!

Maybe I need to change the title?  or at least add in a few more sentences of journaling!


  1. OK, I had no problem commenting now. I guess it was because I went through Networking Blogs on FB? Love the layout, and so proud of him for conquering his fear!

  2. Absolutely adore this LO! :D


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