Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Whose is bigger?

The smile that is?? Paul has been working with, pestering, bribing and cajoling Regan for some time now to learn to ride her bike without training wheels. She has been ready for some time, but the challenge has been convincing her of that. A couple of falls on the driveway took away the ambition to keep trying a few weeks ago.

This weekend, we were camping in Newaygo and another camper went by on her bike. Regan had met her and said 'that's my friend'. To which we responded 'Yeah, look at her go, on her bike with no training wheels. Isn't she six??'

Regan got that look of determination in her eyes and said she wanted to try hers again. Paul took the training wheels off, Regan put on a pair of blue jeans for extra fall protection and off she went!! Paul didn't even have to get her started. We had to do a quick lesson on how to brake, using the bike instead of your shoes and feet, and off she went!

She was so proud of herself and so were we. She really is a determined kid and once she decides to figure something out, she doesn't give up.


Crissa said...

Way to go Regan!

It seems Regan and Miranda are related in more ways than just family -- when Miranda gets that look in her eyes, nothing can stop her, either (like riding the zip line at the zoo on her birthday last year).

Rachel said...

Congratulations to your Regan! My 6 y/o seems to show no interest in riding a 2 wheeler. Even the 3 year old next door who can ride his two wheeler doesn't seem to motivate him!

Your pictures are amazing!


Laurel said...
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Laurel said...

Oh my goodness, what a great picture! Congrats to Regan for a wonderful accomplishment! :)

{Sorry, I spelled her name wrong. Duh. :) }