Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Tall Pines Bike-a-thon at Roweyn's Preschool

On Saturday Roweyn's Preschool hosted a bike-a-thon to help raise money for the school. Roweyn doesn't have a bike yet just a push car, but we took it anyway so we could join in.

Waiting at the start line with kids of all ages! We went around the track a few times, but it was almost 90 degrees out so every time we did a lap we stopped to get a drink. And then we got hungry so we set out a picnic and ate some lunch with friends.

After lunch one of Roweyn's friends let her try out her balance bike. I have been wanting to get one for Roweyn for quite awhile after seeing how awesome they were but hadn't had a chance to try one out yet. Roweyn did great on it for the first time! She kept wanting to swivel the handlebars though while she walked the bike which made it kinda hard to balance but with a little practice I think she'll get it in no time.

Haven't heard of a balance bike before? It's basically a bike without pedals. They say if your child can walk, they can ride this bike. They use their feet to walk the bike and when they get comfortable, they start running and even put their feet up balancing on the bike. It eliminates the need for training wheels when the time comes because they've already learned how to balance the bike. I think it is AWESOME and can't wait to get one for Rowe!

Picking dandelions and making wishes.

We had such a fun day! I can't wait for all our Summer Activities and teaching Roweyn how to ride a bike at only 2.5 years old!

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