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!