Friday, November 7, 2008

Down to 2

Josiah has been wanting to practice riding a two-wheeler for...well...a long time. My mom and I picked up a cheapie from the thrift store for 5 bucks when she was here a while ago. Finally, I took the time to try with him last night. He was catching on pretty well, but the seat kept slipping down and hindering his balance. When Kit, the conquering hero daddy, arrived home, he tightened the seat effectively. Despite my half-hour attempt, I DID NOT succeed in doing it-maybe I got it mostly there...yeah, I'll tell myself that to boost my self-esteem. With Daddy now helping, Jos figured it out and by dinnertime was riding up and down the street. We still need to hold on at the beginning to help him catch his balance, but he's a riding man!

Sorry, no pictures last night. By the time Kit was helping, it was dark. If the rain lets up and Jos can ride this evening, I'll post some pics.

My cutie actually posing!
Gavin running around behind..."practicing his running"
Daddy working with Jos on his take-off

The concentrating-Applegate-tongue poking out

11 comments:

Dirk and Trish said...

Awww! He's so big! I bet tightening a bike seat is like opening the pickle jar-you loosen (or tighten) & then big, strong man swoops in and gets all the credit for budging it that last little bit.

nuttynewburns said...

Way to go Jos how awesome!! Gotta luv the day that happens I don't think anybody ever forgets that wonderful feeling!! Yay Josiah!!

Haylee Munk Brown said...

Yay! As a kid there is no better feeling, once you can right a two wheeler you can pretty much conquer the world!

Steph said...

jos i love you love cooper

whitney said...

Yay! Josiah!! Congrats on your skill. Look at you gettin' all grown up and independant!

Steph said...

Yippee, Jos!! Auntie is so proud of you! Now you and Coop can be the (snap, snap) Two-Wheeler Patrol (snap, snap). ;) I am so excited for you!
And look at you little Mommy teaching Jos how to ride!! Very impressive. ;)

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

What a proud moment (for you and Jos)! Next thing you'll know he will be learning how to drive, although a bike is still a great way to get around until he's like 19 and on a mission, oh wait! That would still mean riding a bike. Better stop feeding him so he stops growing up!

Andrea said...

YAY Josiah! I love all the pictures, such a cutie!

coty said...

Cutest thing ever! I agree, once your down ta two...well, theres just no stopping ya .."come-on world"

"Go Jos"

Jill said...

Look at him go! What fun!

Ashlee said...

What a cutie!! Yay for Jos!!! I love you guys.