Many of you know that we've had a tough time getting Colin to ride his bike. In Maryland he was finally getting good enough on training wheels that he was ready to try without them...then we moved to Ohio where we thought the neighborhood would be great with the double cul de sacs but of course the pictures we had didn't show us that we were at the top of a very steep hill....too much for him and he didn't want to try the bike. Then Germnay was a little better, but his bike was stolen just after we moved in...we replaced it and he tried a little but the street was very busy and the cars would go WAY to fast around the curve....so hence he is in the 3rd grade, a Bear Cub scout and couldn't ride his bike.
We've tried over the summer several times, but he was scared and would get frustrated...he didn't want to try. We kept telling him that until he was determined to make it happen.....no amount of pushing from us would make him ride.....
Yesterday he says....can we try to ride my bike...first time he had EVER asked on his own....and after the 3rd time of mommy trying to help him....he took off on his own! He is sooooo excited and proud of himself! And we are very proud as well.....some fun bike times are ahead for the family now!
- The Phillips Family
- Burke, VA, United States
- Mike and Kerry have been married for 12 wonderful years! Colin and Ashlynn keep us on our toes with activities, constant jokes and entertainment. We were blessed to add Bethany, our eldest daughter, to our family a few years ago...she started out as the best babysitter EVER and quickly became part of the family. We enjoy out Air Force life and view every move as a new adventure full of travel and new friends! In that great adventure we've moved from Columbus, MS to Suffolk, VA to Waldorf, MD to Fairborn, OH to GERMANY to Burke, VA and now our lates move settles us in bright sunny Fairfield, CA!