For any one that has kids or has looked after kids you know there is that one time every day that I used to call the arsenic hours when my kids were little. As the saying goes, “he’s jumping up and down on me last nerve!”
So at 4 o’clock today the little ones came running up to the door. Can we do this? Not today. Can we that? Not right now. Can we ride our bikes? Yes!
|Keith’s bicycle repair shop|
I know that the picture does not look like children riding bikes, but this is how each riding time starts. Keith has one or more bikes that need: a chain reattached, a handle bar tightened, a seat adjusted or a tire pumped. With 17 bikes to keep running there is always something that needs fixing. Today Sandra waited patiently for her bike to be fixed. With a big “Thank you Keith” she was on her way.
While she was waiting for her bike Sandra had a little spin on Anne’s bike. She so wants to be like her big sister and I don’t think it will be long before she will be riding without those training wheels. Jofkey decided to take out the scooter and discovered how to do a wheelie!
|Sandra trying her wings|
You will also notice in the background that Jonathan and Markenson are having a race, Jonathan on foot and Markenson on his bike. It was so much fun to hear them laughing together.
|Jonathan and Markenson|
As it grew closer to supper time, one by one the bikes and helmets were put away. Thanks to Dickie and Jim, everyone has a place for their very own helmet.
Sonson had a nice long swing all by himself while his brothers and sisters were biking. He was having a great time….I heard him singing for the first time. So cute.
|The swing all to himself|
The kids were surprised and pleased when Keith and I got bikes out and joined them riding around the compound.
|Joan and Keith can ride too!!!!|