Thursday, November 12, 2015

Taking Off

Anna June was out of school for Veterans Day yesterday, and, since the banks were closed, Ben had the day off, too.

They did a lot of things: took Radar to the vet for a checkup, took the car to the dealership because the charging door didn't work, went out to lunch, played board games, and AJ built with Legos and worked in a workbook - she didn't want to go a day without doing math problems, evidently. She woke up at 5:45 AM and wanted to get right to work, to do something "productive."

Of course, on school days, we cannot get her out of bed.

But the main, big, amazing thing that happened yesterday is that Ben took AJ to ride her bike at the park, and after moving her training wheels up a slot only to discover they were kind of slowing her down, he took them off.

Look at her go!
 
Look Ma, No Training Wheels! from SRG on Vimeo.

This is the link for the video: https://vimeo.com/145468554

When we met up for dinner afterwards, I was very surprised and happy to know that such an accomplishment had been made. Of course, she still has a long way to go before she's proficient, but she's already doing great. She has a good attitude about it and hopefully, now that the weather is not stifling, we may be able to get more time with the bike in - we can transport it in Ben's car right now, but we'll likely have to get a rack when she's ready to move up a size.

3 comments:

Annie Gallitz said...

HELP!! THE VIDEO IS NOT WORKING, AND I HAVE TO SEE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie Gallitz said...

okay--video is doing! THAT IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And, man, she is TRAVELING!!!!!!!!THIS IS THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT EVER!!!! ( well, maybe not 'ever',,,,,,,,,,,,, BUT GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( I am REALLY PROUD "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Laura Gallitz said...

I updated the post to include a clearer link to the host site, Vimeo. Hopefully it will work consistently - I checked the privacy settings and it appears to be available to anyone who goes to the link.