Bikes and Buddies

May 16, 2013 · 14 comments

in Other Sunshine

The three-wheel bike arrived at our house during dinner last night, courtesy of Emily (the kids’ fave babysitter, former CCD teacher, and physical therapy assistant), and despite the fact that we didn’t have the toe clips screwed on and no good straps to use in a pinch, Sarah Kate had to ride it Right. Then.

We strapped her on as best we could and sent her up our street in the direction of the vacant lots. It wasn’t long before we noticed something.

Sarah Kate had a shadow.



So what do you do when one kid is riding her bike while the other one chases her up and down the street on foot? Why, you put the kid without a bike in the bike’s basket, of course. And because Mr. Andi and I are both children of the ’70s in the days before bike helmets were en vogue, they were a perfect portrait of What Not to Do.


It’s gonna be a great summer.

Come back tomorrow for video. :)

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Julie May 16, 2013 at 8:14 am

Oh my goodness, look at the smile on their faces! Priceless! SK looks like she was doing great on the bike. Did she love it as much as she thought she would? I think I want one!

Megan May 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

Oh man, that is awesome! Fun for all and amazing exercise too!

Jennifer May 16, 2013 at 10:05 am


Carole May 16, 2013 at 10:37 am

Love their faces! And I have to confess I have a 3-wheeler at my place in Florida. Works SO MUCH better for me than a 2 wheeler (that I literally fell off of several times). Now all SK needs is a string of battery powered lights for the basket!!Mine are butterflies.

Andi May 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

Oh, no! I didn’t know there was such a thing. Of course we must have some. ;) Where do you find them? Are they LED?

Joey May 16, 2013 at 10:42 am


Jenny May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Love it! SK looks like a natural on that bike! And the joy on both their faces is amazing.

Colleen May 16, 2013 at 11:01 am

That is awesome.

Cathy May 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

Fabulous!! I love their big smiles :-)

I was a child of the 70s, riding bikes without a helmet and most times riding wearing flip flops! But we had so much fun. If we got hurt, we just put a bandaid on it and got back outside.

Marie May 17, 2013 at 3:28 am

Not to rain on your parade Cathy, but children in the 70s also suffered major head trauma from not wearing helmet. My brother was in a serious bike accident in the early 80s and it was more than a bandaid could fix.

Obviously on a 3 wheeled bike Nathan and Sarah-Kate were perfectly safe, but don’t accept this “in the 70s we survived” because riding a 2 wheeler without a helmet is just damn dangerous.

Jennifer May 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

Love, love, LOVE this!!!! What an awesome big sister, ready, WILLING, and able to take little bro for a ride!!

We survived without helmet’s, they will too!!! :)

Considerer May 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

They both look STUNNING. All that joy just shining out. Great pics.

Kira May 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Love this! They look like they are having a great time! :)

Robin Ennis May 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

On a morning when I needed something to smile about, this SO did the trick! I love it!! :)

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