so learning to ride bike for my oldest daughter has been kind of a challenge. in general she is a bit of a scaredy cat, but in her defense she didn't have a lot of exposure to bike riding since at our old house there was really no good place to ride. the driveway was short and had some major cracks that dipped. the sidewalk in front also had it's issues and the alley was muddy gravel that was difficult to ride on. anyhoo, today she has really seemed to have gotten the hang of riding her bike sans training wheels. she circles into the grass instead of at the end of the driveway, but i am ecstatic. i think teaching this child new skills from potty training to writing her name to bike riding is one of the most frustrating things of motherhood thus far, so i am truly rejoicing that we have crossed this bridge (with minimal skinned knees too!) ) you go girl, i am so proud of you!
oh and by the way, she is still out there riding in circles. it's getting dark, it's bedtime, but i am just so proud of her i don't want her to stop! :)