The other day Claire woke up all excited because she had a dream that she could ride her bike without training wheels. Ever since then she's been asking to take the training wheels off. I told her she needed to wait until her dad could help her (I just couldn't find the energy to run around chasing after her with my big pregnant belly). So last night Tim helped her for a few minutes before dinner. Afterwards he quietly told me that she was not ready to ride on her own, and she really needed to work on her sense of balance. So this afternoon when he took her out to practice again, I assumed it would go about like yesterday. You can imagine how surprised I was to go outside and find Claire zooming around the culdesac like a pro! It's hard to tell from the video, but she was SO cute sitting back relaxed on her seat, chewing gum nonchalantly, speeding around while being chased by her big brother.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
On New Years Day we drove down to Galveston and spent a few relaxing days there. The Estradas met us down there, and we had a lot of fun going to the beach, swimming, and eating at the Rainforest Cafe with them. The ocean was freezing, but the kids still couldn't resist swimming in it!
Over Christmas break we discovered an ice sculpture farm in Montgomery, just 20 minutes away. There was a cool ice sculpture demonstration, and we also went on a hay ride through the fields and enjoyed a 1-minute snowball fight (it was a warm night and all the snowballs they had made were pretty much melted). It was a fun evening out with the family.