Monday, February 11, 2008

No Training Wheels!!!

Abbie has been telling us for a while now that she knows how to ride without the training wheels. She explained, " I dreamed about it, all I have to do is stay balanced and pedal." Simple enough! So Ben took off her training wheels on Saturday and we spent about ten minutes working with her. She then decided it was harder than she thought. We tried again on Sunday. It only took a few minutes and she was off all by herself! Grandpa Johnson and Aunt Alex stopped by so she was showing them her new found skills when she fell over. (her first fall, not even a scratch, just a scare) So we were done for the day. Monday we went out, but she was still nervous from the fall. I offered her a piece of candy if she rode down the driveway by herself, DONE!! She was off and running! Next was to the mailbox and back and from there it was endless running up and down the street beside her! (she still isn't sure about turning all by herself) We can't wait to go for a family bike ride!!! We are so proud of her... she was so awesome and easy to teach! GO ABBIE!!!!!


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9 comments:

Ginocchio Family said...

Yeah Abbie!! That is so awesome!! What a big girl you are! We are very proud of you!

The Thomas Family said...

Go Abbie! That is so fun!! She looks so cute with her princess bike and helmet!!!

Carina said...

Hey, it's good to hear from you, I have to say I am just a little jealous that you get to live int he warm weather, and run in the warm weather!

Hannah said...

So cute! I love the determination of a little kid. What a big girl!

Jay said...

Great job Abbie!! We miss you. Love Grandpa Jay

Linda R. Cobb said...

Hey Abbie, great job and thank you for calling me. Did I tell you that I knew how to ride a bike from a dream I had, too? Love Grandma Linda

The Hansens said...

Abbs that is so awesome! You are getting so big! Next is driving a car right?

The Austin Family said...

Congrats Abbie!!! How exciting. I'm sorry Loni, but I just got back to your blog. For some reason, your link didn't work anymore from my site (missing the www) so I figured it was down. But I got it worked out. I'll do that tag tomorrow! Hope you guys are doing good!

The Carlings said...

Hey loni,
it was fun to see your blog. St. George? I am so jeaolous...I miss the warmth! Maybe someday we will get me back home too- we have talked about that. We are enjoying life in slc now. Good to hear from you. Cute family!! Monica