A little over a year ago, I wrote about Joy's new sturdy big-girl tricycle that she got for a birthday present. She wasn't immediately impressed with it, but once she got to school, they were using the same kind of trike and she learned to trike up and down the halls like crazy! We're continuing to practice at home:
Our street is quiet enough that she can ride on the street as well as the driveway, though it's good to have another person nearby.
Rose doesn't want to be left out of the fun either, though her recent new inches have made it more challenging to fit herself onto Joy's trike:
Speaking of sizing, I pulled out Rose's old training-wheels bike just to give it a try. Joy's too big for it! We tried just a little bit, and she at least stayed upright, but she kept wanting to stretch her feet forward to the front wheel where the pedals SHOULD be, and also wanting to press the pedals backwards (which on the bike activates the braking function, but on the trike puts you into reverse.) I'll see if I can adjust the seat and handlebars for our next try, but I'm thinking we're going to need a larger training-wheels bike to make this work.
Meanwhile, we're having a long, summer-y weekend here. Real-live fireworks aren't on the agenda, since they're so very late in the evening and so very noisy besides. But Rose has come up with a substitute:
and a message for anyone who comes by: