Saturday, March 31, 2007

We have 2 wheels!

Julia found out something important today... she doesn't know what she can do and she never will if she doesn't try.

She was adamant that she couldn't ride a 2 wheeler. After demanding (nicely - with lots of positive encouragement) that she try, the training wheels came off. After about 20 minutes of practicing, she did it! She does great at the going, the stopping is where she'll need work.

We are so proud of her - and best of all - she is unbelievably proud of herself. She said at dinner tonight, "I can't believe I did it. You said I could, and I didn't believe you." I told her that she could do just about anything she set her mind to. Her response, "I just have to try, right?" Right.

Anna also surprised us that she can ride her bike really well (with training wheels), and can handle Julia's scooter. Not to be left out - Em did a great job sitting in the stroller.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Julia! I'm going to share your success story with Nathaniel who is insisting that he can't ride a 2-wheeler!

Kelly said...

Way to go Julia! Yes, all you have to do it try, and you can do anything!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

WTG Julia that is just awesome...and wha a great feeling. Great job to Anna and Em as well.