Monday, February 9, 2009

I am definitely strong-willed, stubborn, determined, tenacious, confident, and daring. But this kid is all of those things times 10!




He received a bike from Santa this year. And Santa was a little bit concerned about a pedal of that bike not rotating quite the way it should. Santa was quite worried and even lost sleep over the issue. How would this little guy learn to ride this bike if the pedal stayed stuck in one position? How would he advance in his bike riding skills in time to be ready to remove the training wheels shortly before entering kindergarten.


Well, Santa can sleep easy now. This kid couldn't wait until just before kindergarten. 2 weeks after Santa's delivery Reef started begging Daddy to remove those trainling wheels. His desire to do all the same things his older siblings do would not allow him to wait. He wanted them off and he wanted them off NOW! So Daddy removed those wheels (against Mommy's better judgement) and worked with that strong-willed, stubborn, determined, tenacious, confident, and daring 3 year old. 1 hour later, ill-functioning pedal notwithstanding, he was cruising around on 2 wheels.


What a big boy!! Now if I could just get him to stop eatting his boogers....................

3 comments:

annette said...

He is the CUTEST boy with that huge grin all the time. The last time I came by, he was all over on his big wheel and I think he was actually towing Beau around. We love you guys. And we are so entertained by Reef in Sacrament meeting these days. He's just so adorable!

Eric Ellis said...

What happened to your baby? I can't believe Reef is going to be 4 this summer! I love it when they get rid of their training wheels - they're so free!
Lyd

Stefani said...

Way to go Reef!! Those qualities come in handy in life.