Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Kids' First Bike Ride of the Year

It's that time of the year in California where the days start getting longer and the temperature starts getting warmer. So we decided it's time to start the outdoor activities for our kids. We bought Abby a bike for Christmas and it was time to take it outside and get our money's worth. We dusted off Cheryl's bike and we headed to our church's parking lot. It is the safest place we can find because the gates to the parking lot are closed so our kids could ride their bikes on the pavement without fear of getting hit by cars while we sat under a big oak tree and watched them have fun. The had plenty of space to ride around because the parking lot is so huge.

Abby was so happy to be riding her bike outside for the first time. Cheryl was having fun because she can just take off and not worry about hitting people or car like in parks. I was watching my youngest and all the time thinking that what used to be a tiny very dependent being yesterday has suddenly grown up into this independent toddler today in the blink of an eye. Time really flies and if you don't make an effort to spend time with your kids, you are going to miss out on a lot.

I can't wait for spring and summer to come. We are planning several camping trips and visits to natural parks. We have decided that this year, we would cut down on going to theme parks and spend more time doing outdoor activities like going to lakes, swimming, hiking and camping.

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