Friday, July 11, 2008

Trike Time

Olivia's Florida grandparents sent her a big present...a Schwinn Roadster Tricycle! We've been talking about it for the last few days so she was really excited when the UPS driver dropped it on our front porch. "Open it mommy!" I told her she had to help me clean up her toys off the floor so Daddy would have room to put it together. She went straight to work, picking up her puzzle pieces, putting a dirty cup in the sink, and taking a pair of Nate's dirty shorts to the laundry room. Once we got it assembled, she took it for a test drive on the driveway. She had a hard time figuring out what to do. I think her legs are long enough, she just doesn't quite have the coordination yet to pedal. She does very well using her legs to scoot the trike around though, and she loves to ring the bell.

We figured maybe she'd do better on the bike trail where she'd have more room. I pushed Nate in the stroller while George helped Olivia. After a few minutes of trying she got exasperated, said, "I can't do it" and hopped onto the stroller. With a little more practice, she'll be zooming around in her Roadster, kicking up dirt. Vroom-vroom!

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