Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ONE TIMES A CHARM!

I don't know why we underestimated Veronica's coordination?

She had her training wheels on UNTIL NOW!

Yes, I know, she's already 6 1/2, but she is "my baby."

Well, this past weekend, she wanted those training wheels OFF!

My husband took them off, and literally, sent her on her way.

Well, not too far away, he was running along side her.

And now, she's a little more independent.

But, she's still a baby to me!
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36 comments:

RoseBelle said...

She's a brave girl. My son was scared to take off his training wheels. I think he learned to bike on his own when he was six too. Looking at your picture reminds me of my two eldest taking off the first time on their bikes.

The Farmer Files said...

And now she is riding as if she never had training wheels!

Buckeroomama said...

A milestone, for sure! Go, Veronica! :)

It's like we can't wait for them to do certain things and when they finally do, we're just that bit wistful...

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, Go Veronica Go.

Kimberly said...

Good for her! I think this is a good reminder that we sometimes push kids too fast into things, when if we'd wait until they're ready, they can take off and "fly" all on their own. :)

Stephanie said...

Jacob was just like that. As soon as we took him off he was gone. Amazes me how fast they can learn and with others it takes so long - it took Lucas forever to learn to ride without training wheels.

Amanda said...

What a big girl! You and I are a lot alike I think.. I still call my 5 year old my baby! :) (he's my oldest)

Susie said...

My youngest still has her wheels on too. We really need to work on that!

Stacy said...

Aw, just like Zoe!! Zoe is 6 1/2 too and I think the last of our friends kids that still had her training wheels on. I guess they just know when they are ready! Way to V!

Stacy said...

I meant to say way to go V!

Stacy said...

I meant to say way to go V!

Lauren said...

awww- look at her go!!!

McCrakensx4 said...

That is awesome! Isn't it funny how we just want to hold on to the youngest and not let them grow up?! Great job on riding your 2 wheeler! And you know what I find funny...is that is usually takes my younger one on time at all to do the things that my older one took forever to do! Happy riding to V!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

YEAH, VERONICA! You go! (But not too far!)

Helene said...

Yeah Veronica!!!! Yet another bittersweet milestone, right??

Cole can now ride without his training wheels but Bella is still a little too nervous to let hers go!

Mostlygrocery said...

Smooth sailing Alicia. Awesome that you're able to catch everything on camera!

-Paul

Nina said...

My 7 year old is still holding onto those training wheels. We are trying but we have no good place to go riding so he just doesn't get that practice that he needs.

Looks like your baby has the hang of it.

jingleyanqiu said...

that fun and beautiful shots...
bike riding is cool for kids.

Robyn said...

WooHooo Look at her go! That's exciting!

amanda said...

how fun!! we have a barn hill. so i'm assuming when the girls are ready for no training wheels...they'll be flying down the hill. ((at least that is what shaun says))

Puanani503 said...

she looks like she's having fun! so true..at least you got it all down on the camera:):) I can't wait to get my 5 yr. old her first bike.That will be quite an experience...lol.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yay for Veronica! I think maybe you do things for the youngest slower, so they will stay the baby just a little while longer:)

Alicia W. said...

That's great for Veronica! No matter how old, they will always be our babies. :) Never too big for our laps.

Sara said...

Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a delightful spot to slip off my shoes and drench myself in goodness.

Splashin,
Sara

Casey's trio said...

Hooray Veronica!

blueviolet said...

Look at her go! You'd think she's been riding for years!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, that's impressive!

L2L said...

rock it Veronica!!! We are sooo proud of you!!!!

Karen Mortensen said...

Good for her. What will happen to you when she starts driving??

Jules said...

That's a tough thing to do....let your baby grow up.

Honey Mommy said...

There goes your baby... *sniff!

Veronica Lee said...

Way to go Veronica! I'm so proud of her.

Happy Wednesday, Alicia.

kavisionz said...

Awww..how sweet is that!!!
Well, good luck to Veronica, and to you for seeing your baby grow..and to your husband for running after every now and then :)
Have a lovely time with your beautiful family...

He & Me + 3 said...

That is so awesome. Yeah veronica. Great job.

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

My Baby Girl (8yr. old) had training wheels until last month. She did great!

jen@odbt said...

That's exactly how I felt too. Good for Veronica - way to go!