Like riding a bike!

It’s time for a certain little miss to lose the stabilisers on her bike.

Initial wobbles….

Bike 1

….followed by lots of concentration and encouragement…

Bike 2

…resulted in triumph.

Bike 3

She’s nearly as proud of herself as we are.

We have lots of practice ahead of us, but she’ll soon be flying solo.

And obviously the best outfit for learning to ride a bike is a tutu and hot pink accessories!

ps…we’ve promised her a new bike when she’s mastered it.  When did she get so tall?

18 Responses to Like riding a bike!

  1. K-Line says:

    OK, that first photo is hilarious! The look on Button’s face! And I remember those days. Took 2 summers to teach our kid to ride because we used training wheels to start. They threw off her balance and freaked her out when she had to go it alone. This from a kid whose parents don’t have a car and who biked her to school and daycare for years?!?! We think she just didn’t want to learn cuz it would mean she’d have to be responsible for getting herself up the hill 🙂

    • Evie says:

      We’ve hidden the hills from Button! Last year it was all “why should I pedal when you guys will push me?” She thought we were demented.
      This year her independent streak has kicked in!
      I think Boy will be a whole load easier…but my nerves can’t stand both of them wobbling at the same time!

  2. Andrea says:

    Yay for Button! Tell her I love her tutu, won’t you? Riding in style, that’s where it’s at.

  3. Tutu and hot pink accessories sound like they would be good for any event. The time does fly. Mine is now almost taller than me and she has only just turned a teenager. Goes too quickly. xx

    • Evie says:

      It’s a look I wish I could carry off!
      I do wish they’d stop growing. Your girl is a beauty, btw.

  4. Gail says:

    You truly are the master of capturing your kids’ expressions. These photos are amazing! Go, Button!!

    • Evie says:

      D’you know, until I had kids I hardly ever took photos. Now I have thousands. I’m always grateful because these moments are so fleeting, it’s a joy to have a record of them.

  5. Shar says:

    Button’s expressions say it all! It looks like she’s well on her way to getting that new bike. I love her outfit!

  6. The outfit is perfect for the little Miss! Those pictures are great and what great memories. Riding the bike is so much fun that she will master it in no time!

    • Evie says:

      I think she will to. We are so close to family bike rides in the park…I’m so excited at the prospect.

  7. Susan Katz says:

    Hahahaha omg you captured such awesome faces as she was getting the hang of it! That first one made me laugh so much, she’s just adorable… Great job, Button!

  8. Anne-Marie says:

    I remember when my youngest learned to ride her bike without training wheels, 37 years ago – she was a stubborn little thing and didn’t want me to let go of her. After a block running behind her telling her ‘I am holding your bike’ but not doing so, she discovered she’d been biking all by herself and was furious with me! She got off her bike, and for the next four weeks would only walk besides it. This lasted until her dad took her for a ride and convinced her that she no longer needed one of us to hold her. I love the look on your daughter’s face! Anne-Marie

    • Evie says:

      You youngest sounds like she has the same strength of character as Button. We’ve created a rod for our own back now as all she wants to do is cycle so she can crack it. 😉

  9. Vicki Kate says:

    Yay Button! Evie you have an incredible talent for photographing your little people.