Friday, 19 July 2013

milestones and every day life

Two Saturdays ago this little girl learnt to ride her bike without stabilisers!

She's pretty pleased about it. Hence why she now feels that she can ride in whatever attire she likes. 

I am, of course, thrilled that she is able to ride her bike. It's a huge milestone for a five year old. (so much better than her mum who was double digits...)

But what I loved the most was that on the day we took that security from her riding she over came her worries. In fact there was a point when I could tell she wanted to give up. 

She was tired, had fallen a few times and was frustrated. But I told her she was close and that in two more tries I bet she'd be able to get it. 

She got it right after that very next push. 

I was the most proud that she had kept going, even though it was tough.

Today she mastered turning and rolling-down-the-drive-starting. Pretty impressive. 

While Andy and I were stood watching Izzy ride and Ethan scoot Andy noticed that we had an uneven paving slab...

...which needed to be fixed right away. 

He doesn't like to have his hands idle. 

I absolutely loved that it turned into a whole family event. The kids eager as ever to be useful and like their dad. 

In fact Andy turned to me as I snapped this shot and asked why I was taking photos of this?

From my slightly set back position I just relished seeing my little family all working together to fix that one little thing that wasn't quite right. 

And then my boy turned and gave me this smile. 

I pretty sure he likes working with his daddy. 


  1. Pic #2: Izzy is the most awesome kid ever. LOVE all that attitude!

    Pic #3: I'm pretty sure there are a few photos of YOU like that! :)

    Last pic: Stop it, Ethan! I'm at his mercy, too!

    1. Haha, you're probably right about the third photo! She is absolutely my daughter!