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Saturday, May 19, 2007

My Bike...

Mother's Day and My darling Gillian...
OK, so she is in love with all things pink. The Komen Pink campaign is right up her alley. Target has had a lot of Komen Pink items lately, especially in the sporting goods section.

Anyway, a few weeks ago, Gillian found me the "perfect" Mother's Day present. Apparently, I "had" to have a new bike. The rest of the family had bikes, but I didn't... and it was pink, so it only made sense to her! She told everyone that she was getting her mom a pink bike for Mother's Day.

How could I not let her? This was something that truly came from her heart. She was so excited. So, I bought myself a $140 Mother's Day gift. I have never had that kind of money spent on me for Mother's Day, but the smile on her face when we went to pick up was worth every penny. It is permanently ingrained in my memory. She even told everyone we came into contact with at the store that it was my Mother's Day present.

I couldn't love her any more...




Family Adventures
As you can tell, along with my new pink bike, I had to get a bike trailer for carrying the littlest princess around. The first time out she screamed and screamed - all around the cul-de-sac. Once we down the road, however, she decided it wasn't so bad.

Fast forward to last Tuesday. I had a root canal scheduled for that morning, so I decided to take her to school in her trailer. Not sure yet how far that is, but it was far enough! She loved the ride to school. I picked her that afternoon as well. I am going to get my money's worth out of that bicycle!

Wednesday morning came and I had to go to work. I told Reagan it was time to go to school and she turned around and asked "trailer?". No, dear. Maybe this afternoon. Sure enough, I have picked her up from school everyday this week on that bicycle. We have turned it into a family affair, with the entire family biking over to Reagan's daycare.

Our return route varies, sometimes random side streets, sometimes we stop by a park... it is amazing the wonderful family time we are enjoying now that I have a pretty pink bike...

5 comments:

Megan said...

Oh, Amanda! How gorgeous! I love the bike, and I really, really love you guys taking such great family adventures on your two-wheelers. And hey! What a great step towards declaring independence from the oil companies.

SO fun!

Nikkie said...

Awww your girl is such a sweetheart! Your bike is awesome I know you'll get so much use out of it! I think dh is getting a bike for Father's Day so we can do more biking.

Helen said...

I LOVE the pink bike! You've inspired me to get a bike this spring and start riding.

Meghan said...

How fun! What a great bike and trailer.

I think it's pretty hilarious that she screamed that first time out, and now she loves it.

Lauren said...

Oh, how sweet, I'm glad you are enjoying your pretty, pink bike. Gillian is so thoughtful!

Doesn't make your feel good biking? It's actually fun.. and you get a good workout.. I love it!

Holden has learned to love our biking trips as well. At first he screamed, like Reagan.. but now everytime we go in the garage he tries to get into the trailer, lol.