Downs and Ups

Today was a hard mom day.  I’m not sure why- maybe we were all tired. I was certainly not a stellar mom by any means.   Olivia burst into tears at least eight times, and usually not for a really great reason.  By about the fifth time, I was ready to burst into tears too!  (Today’s theme is getting extended into tomorrow, so I’ll write about it later).

The day ended great, though… I finally took Annie to buy  the long-awaited two-wheeler bike we had promised her since last fall, and Olivia got her first bike as well- one with training wheels.  A local store was having a big sale this week, and after pricing them yesterday and consulting Eric the kids and I went back and bought them.  We’ve been fortunate enough to be given great hand-me-down bikes up until now;  but it was time to bite the bullet.  And such an exciting day for these girls!

We came back and had some time before dinner to try out the bikes at the park.  We all had fun — Owen on a skateboard, Ian having inherited Livvy’s tricycle, and the two new bikes.  Annie came back from the park two days ago and said she had used her friend’s two -wheeler – and did it!  This was her first time.  So it was so so fun to watch her use her new wheels – still a lot easier down hill than up.  I sent Eric a bunch of short videos -we all wish he was here but it will be fun when he comes back.  You’ll see how Ian had his fun….

Tonight on the phone, Annie told Eric, “Mommy didn’t have a really good day, but it was super-exciting for me!”

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One thought on “Downs and Ups

  1. A VERY HAPPY “NEW BIKE” DAY TO OLIVIA AND ANNIE!!!!! 🙂

    CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN ON MOVING UP TO THE TRIKE!

    GO OWEN GO!!!! MAKE THAT SKATEBOARD SCREAM!!! 🙂

    BLESSINGS AND SHALOM!

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