Thursday, April 08, 2010

And the Wheels are Off...

This has been a rather big week for us. First, Leila was baptized on Easter Sunday (nothing compares to this one!), Mia went from dreaded fear to newfound love for the Easter Bunny, she went back to preschool, and... she rode without training wheels for the first time!

Nolan's School of Biking always starts in the back yard
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After a few good runs, he takes his little student to the street.
(Nolan is running right beside her. I just didn't capture him in the frame.)
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I had to document this one to remember that she was just shy of 4 1/2.
She'll probably need a little help a few more times before she goes completely solo, but she rode all the way down the street a couple of times on her own. She was so proud of herself.

Our little girls have had a big week! :)

16 comments:

Courtney said...

Way to go, I think I was 7 before I learned to ride. What a wonderful week you have had.

Gail said...

Awesome Mia!!!! I know your mom and dad are extremely proud of you!

Love the pics Michelle, so sweet. :)

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Missy said...

Go little Mia!!! You are doing such a great job!!! Keep it up, cutie :)

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Congratz to Mia for mastering such a skill...I am sure she is just beaming with pride..What a true ray of beauty...she is(as are all your girlies). Don't you just love seeing them master these skills.
Congratz..on the baptism:)Another moment that makes a mama's heart swell with JOY!

snekcip said...

She'll be CRUISING before you know it!!! Go Mia!!!

Norah said...

What an awesome shot of her on that bike! Way to go Mia!

Ellie said...

WOW! None of my older 3 learned to ride until after 5! My 7 year old still doesn't :) I think our little one (3.5) might be like your Mia!

and getting over the fear of the Easter Bunny is HUGE! Congrats to Mia on an exciting week!

and of course NOTHING compares to being baptized, and on Easter - how awesome :)

Faye said...

Go Mia, Excellent job

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Go girl go!! She is too cute and looks so proud of her new achievement!!

Enjoy your weekend~

xo,

Lisa

Ashley said...

Way to go Miss Mia!!!!

Hugs!

redmaryjanes said...

Awesome job! Woo Hoo Mia!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wow! Y'all HAVE been busy. What a special time for all of your girls.

JinXiu said...

way to go. what a big girl she it. brovo

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Awesome! And she looks so cute doing it too ;) We are doing the same thing to our 4 year old right now...so much fun but boy does she get frustrated easily.

Heather said...

Yea Mia!! Enjoy the two wheeled lazy days of spring and summer! Such fun.

Hugs, friend
Heather