Thursday, August 14, 2008

My first bike ride!

My first bike ride!
Originally uploaded by ChiMoose

Some of you may know this already, but Ellie has just learned to ride her two-wheeler! We were so excited. We used a new (to me, at least) technique . . . Before ever trying to pedal, Ellie just practiced gliding down a gentle slope, trying to keep her balance. She'd kick herself back up whenever she found herself leaning.
After 4-5 times, she could go for 50 feet without her feet touching the ground - and then she was ready to pedal! Within 3-4 more trips, she could go all the way around her school parking lot by herself. It was incredible!

1 comment:

  1. No wipeouts on the first day without traing wheels. That must be the smith genes coming through. Great job Ellie. Uncle Dan