There was no school on Good Friday so we made the most of this family day. Since Daddy had to work in the evening we took advantage and woke up early and went to the park. Gabby decided she wanted to try to learn to ride her bike without training wheels. I am excited to say it was a quick success! We started off by having her try on the hard grass and she got the hang of it in no time. The entire time we practiced she only fell twice and they were skilled falls.
Once her confidence built, she wanted to try riding on the concrete because we explained a smooth surface is much easier. She instantly was able to do it, but still needed help with starting off. Before I even finished the sentence of saying that once she could push of on her own we would buy her a new bike, she did it with no encouragement needed! She was so proud so we sat on a bench and cheered her on. It was so exciting seeing her be a natural on a bike. I think it was also a confidence booster, which is always a plus!
Eventually she needed a break so we played basketball. Gabby really tried hard to throw the hard high and with precision. Before she stopped playing she was hitting the rim. We all had a great time.
Once Gabby was tired we went to have a celebratory dinner and then to buy her NEW bike!! We bought her bike and she and Daddy assembled it and then we practiced riding it around a parking lot at the Escape Room. Finally, we were all exhausted so we rested and watched a show at the escape room for about 30 minutes before Michael had to get ready for his late evening of work. This Good Friday was a really good family Friday. We were also sure to make sure she understood the significance of this day. Gabby finished her day off by playing at open gym for 2.5 hours. I honestly do not know where she gets the energy!