Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another Biker in the Family or "Look Ma - No Training Wheels!"




Whew -- after what seems like two years of trying to help Maddy learn how to ride her bicycle, she mastered it yesterday! Our neighbors had a smaller bike for their granddaughter, so Maddy practiced on it and voila -- she became a rider without training wheels! Mr. Tennis practiced with her up and down the street. She is so proud of herself and we are too!

Way to go Maddy girl!!




Now, she's going to try and follow in my footsteps and win a bicycle championship. Not to brag, but yes, I was the winner in the girls 10-year old age group at a bicycle-riding competition a few (ahem, quite a few) years back. Won a great big trophy that my brother accidentally broke on the way home from the championship. Funny how you remember those things,right Tom!!

I see lots of bicycle rides in our future! :)



23 comments:

Jill and Rick said...

Okay, Maddy, bike riding without training wheels is officially big girl stuff! Congratulations!

Jill G

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

What a feeling that is when you can ride a two wheeler. Fantastic.

Lea
xo

PS. Congratulations to you also on your win many years ago.

Jodee Leader said...

How exciting! I know how much she wanted to learn to ride without training wheels this summer! I see lots of bike rides in your future!

Way to go, Maddy!

mommy24treasures said...

yea!!!!

Kimi said...

WOO HOO...Way to go Maddy, you are a BIG girl!

Kim

Lisa said...

How fun!!!! Good for her! Congrats!

Kim said...

Yea Maddy!! Way to GO!

I got a chuckle out of your bike/trophy story. It is fun to let our siblings know we haven't forgotten these things.

Super Mommy said...

Yay Maddy! Jade took hers off, but can't ride her bike! Any tips besides the smaller bike??

Marla said...

Way to go Maddy! She'll be in her first race in no time.

Gail said...

You go Maddy! It's always such an accomplishment to be riding your first two wheel bike. And momma congrats to you too! ;) Yes we do remember those things don't we?

Donna said...

Congratulations, Maddie! We're struggling with this right now. I took the training wheels off Emma's bike, but she just doesn't have the confidence she needs to take off. I hope we can duplicate your success soon - because my back hurts from running alongside her holding on!

Angie said...

Yay for Maddy! I know she is so proud of herself!

Kam said...

Yippee! Way to go, Maddy! She's a doll!

ED Blogger said...

Wow congrats on a big girl step for Maddy :)

I've backread and I can sense how lucky Maddy to have you and your family :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

COngrats to Miss Maddy!!! WHat a big girl.....and wow, did not know that you won a bicycle championship....very cool!!

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa

Kim said...

Great Job Maddy! Now you have to whole summer to ride, ride, ride!

Have fun!

Kim

Sandy Toes said...

Yahoo..how fun and so big!!! What a cute bike!
sandy toe

Kristin said...

Yippee Maddy!! Way to go! We haven't even attempted this with our girls. That's the plan for the summer. Whew.

Daphine said...

What a beautiful little girl you have there!

Natalie said...

Ah such a big girl!
Way to go on working with her!

Laurie said...

Oh, she's just precious! You can see how proud she is of her accomplishment! Love it!

Felicia said...

Way to go Maddy. She is just the cutest...these pics made my day :)

Dawn said...

YEAH Maddy!!!!! What a great accomplishment!!