Friday, September 10, 2010

About a month ago, Sid and I went to the bike shop in Greenfield and happened upon this sweet little bike for $10. Sid originally told me that he didn't like it and that he wanted a pink one. I figured i'd get it anyway and if he wouldn't ride it, I could sell it for more than $10. When we got it home, Sid decided he wanted to ride it. Having been on a balance bike for a few months, he had the balance thing down, but didn't quite know how to turn the pedals over. I held his feet on the pedals and turned them over for him for about a minute, then he just took off on his own. Brilliant! Here he is about a month ago at the park riding his "pedal bike" with me. He would be about 2 years 9 months old. I'm so proud!

Friday, September 3, 2010

fresh start - the boys and I

it has been so long. but i am coming back. i doubt anyone reads this anymore, but sadly it is my only form of journal writing. so i need to for myself. so many great things are happening with the kids that i am afraid i will forget. today syd (yes we are changing the spelling) said. "mum, dad ruined my life" "why syd" "because he wouldn't take the day off work and go swimming with me"

more to come, and a birth story.. but not right now, i am holding lyon and typing with one hand.