And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, May 06, 2011

The New Toy

Mr. Barefoot found an InStep Pathfinder for $40 at a garage sale this morning! Since he has lost so much weight, Mr. Barefoot has rediscovered a lost passion for biking. This has been problematic, as Little Sprout wants to join the "Grown-Ups" (including Big Sprout and Uncle Wolfie) on their bike trips. Her little legs and tiny bike just can't keep up, meaning she was always heartbroken to be left behind, and someone always had to stay home with her.

Well, that is the case no more! This handy-dandy bike just attaches to Daddy's bike, and she gets to come with us wherever we go. Tonight was the trial run, and I have to admit it was a little difficult. Little Sprout isn't used to travelling that fast, and the tag-a-long bike is just a tiny bit big for her yet. She panicked a couple times, screaming she wanted to stop and get off. Luckily, I was right behind them the whole way and was able to soothe her fears by reminding her that Daddy was her training wheels, and as long as she held on she would be safe.

By the time we got back to the house, Little Sprout was getting the hang of it, and demanded another turn around the block! She was so proud that she could keep up with us, and happy to be a part of the "big kid ride". She is busy making plans for us to ride our bikes to CA (not gonna happen) and the park (probably will happen) and just about anywhere else she can think of. She is insanely proud of her new helmet, and even banged her head on the driveway a few times to make sure it would protect her!

We are all looking forward to many fun rides as a family, now that Little Sprout can join us...

~....and that's all I have to say about that...~


Anonymous said...

Oh what a cutie! How funny to watch little sprout bang her head on the driveway!!!

webb said...

What a difference it will make in family togetherness! and Little Sprout will grow up fast!

Frugal Down Under said...

I want one for Dolly. I will have to search gumtree and put my own ads up on all the noticeboards I can think of in Darwin. Lucky Lucky You!!!

jenny said...

Yay for Little Sprout!! I miss bike riding... no place around here to ride, or at least not with 4 little ones that would probably weave all over the road turning what should be fun into a dangerous activity for mama to watch.