Aric's parents came for a visit last month. They hadn't seen Camden since he was a week old.
The girls were thrilled to see them. They were especially interested in the shark teeth and fossils that Aric's dad brought up from Florida.
They made these boards to show their classes at school.
The weather was nice enough for the girls to ride their bikes. That was when Grandma Kathy noticed how big the girls had grown and how they had outgrown their 16 inch bikes. Maya has been complaining for a while now about how she doesn't like her "little" bike and that some kids at school said it was "babyish". It doesn't take much for Eden to jump on the bandwagon so of course her bike was too little too.
Well, since I'm not one to break the budget because some little jerks don't know the "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all rule", I told Maya that we would get her a bike for her birthday....in August.
(Here's a picture of Maya on her "babyish" bike.)
(Here's Eden on her "little" bike.)
Well, guess what.....Grandma and Grandpa to the rescue. A few days after they left we got a little letter in the mail with a check in it to get both girls an early birthday present.
We shopped around at four different stores when we finally found this perfect bike for Maya. She was so picky! (Surprise, Surprise) First she wanted a green bike. Which does not exist in her size in our area. And of course, she couldn't have one that had hearts, butterflies, or Hannah Montana on it. (which is fine by me because I can't STAND that Miley Cyrus girl) When we found this one she was so happy. The graphic are yellow/white circles. Not too little girlish.
Then there was Eden who wanted to test drive every single bike we saw. The one she really liked didn't come in her size. But honestly I don't think she really cared what it looked like as long as it was sparkly, pink and had a basket/backpack thing on it. When we saw this one, I knew it was the one for her. It had the most personality of any bike we had seen.
Look at the shocks on Eden's seat...
Seriously...there couldn't be a more perfect bike for that girl.
So thank heaven for Grandparents! My girls are still on cloud nine with their new bikes. Apparently they ride sooooooo much faster now. Eden loves to slam on her brakes and squeal her tires.
Oh and here is Camden practicing his driving skills....
Do you notice those sleeves, or lack of them I should say?....Yes ladies and gentlemen, we skipped spring and went straight to summer! Which is fine by me.