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Aaron Jr. on his tricycle.
The summer before Aaron passed away, we went to look for a tricycle for Aaron Jr. He was about 18 months old and we figured he would probably be ready to ride it soon. (We were a little early, but now I am glad so that Aaron could help pick it out.) So, we went to Wal-Mart and looked through the few options and we were both agreeing that we weren't finding the right one. Then we saw this one... we had both wanted it to be one that had the look of the classic looking Radio Flyer tricycles. THIS one was the one we both loved, so we bought it.
Well, this summer is really the first summer that Aaron Jr. has been interested in actually learning how to pedal and ride it. So, here are a bunch of photos of him riding it recently.
WARNING: I loved too many of my photos of him riding to be able to narrow it down, so this posting is to humor me. So, there are a RIDICULOUS amount of photos in this posting of virtually the same thing. :) Enjoy ... if you want. :)
Ode and Aaron Jr. Aaron calls Ode his best friend.
Aaron Jr. working on his trike.
He kept pretending to crash onto the grass. Such a funny kid.
Notice the shirt. This shirt has become his favorite shirt lately. He calls it is 'Mommy's Hero shirt'. I would let him wear it every day if it didn't get so dirty and need to be washed. I love that he loves it... because he truly is my little hero.
He was getting so fast on it, his legs were pedaling faster than the pedals would go, so his feet would slip off the pedals and he would almost crash. So... I was talking to a couple of my neighbors one day and told them that I was hoping to find a small bike for him at the thrift store. My neighbor, Julie, said that they had gotten one at a thrift store for their son and it was too small for him now and she said she would check to see if they still had it. Well, a few minutes later, she came walking back over following her son, who was riding a great blue Huffy bike. They wouldn't hear of me paying them for it, they wanted to give it to Aaron Jr.
I am SO grateful for their generosity. It is perfect for him. And in the photos below you will see how much he is loving it...
First, we had to buy training wheels to put on it. Here is Aaron Jr. working on getting the bolt off...
Once we got them on, it was bye bye trike, and hello bike.
Here he is getting ready to ride it for the first time.
The tires needed a little air, so he got off to push it into the garage...
and PUMP... (clap) ... it up. :) I am lame.
And again with the 'Mommy's Hero shirt'.
And here is my sweet boy who is growing up way too fast...
He seriously couldn't get that smile off of his face the whole day as he rode.
He begs to go outside several times a day to ride his bike. It is great!
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