Taking advantage of the gorgeous day, we drove to Alki for brunch and balance biking. Hopefully we’ll get into the habit of biking to Alki, but today we drove over. I wanted to brunch at Alki Cafe, but when we saw the line out the door we hit Bamboo Bar and Grill instead. It ended up being the perfect spot as there were only a couple other people eating and the food was great. The waitress brought Dan the wrong dish, but she warned him as she set it down that it might be wrong because she was distracted by flirting Baby Rijder and wasn’t paying attention. How can one fault that? Brandt was intrigued by the fake tiki torches and BR dug the ceiling fans so it was good all around.
The balance biking went well, but Brandt wasn’t content on the flats and made Dan run down the hill with him over and over. The Kinderbike Mini is looking a little too small, though. I think Brandt had a growth spurt between when I measured his inseam and his birthday. No biggie, we’ll just move onto the next Kinderbike and save this little one for Baby Rijder. I’m sure he’ll want to copy his big brother and ride before long.
Brandt is three today! I’ve been soooo eager to give him his balance bike (Kinderbike Mini), but Dan insisted we wait for the big day. He also wanted to unveil it with some fanfare so he had a carrot cake muffin (eaten upside down because he didn’t like the frosting) topped with a three-shaped candle. He drove around in the house a little bit, but then we hit the empty wading pool by the lake because that’s where one goes to learn to ride a bike.
Today was the Celebrate Urban Nature bash at the Magnuson Community Center and I made the mistake of thinking it’d be nice to ride the bike there. The good: Brandt got to try out his new Bobike wind shield and liked it, and I got to see a couple students doing the walk of shame as I pedaled past the university. The bad: it was more ride than I’m ready for. In retrospect, I see why this ride caused so many contractions ten months ago.
It took forever to get there, but since the band started late we were able to see Caspar Babypants live finally. After the festival, playground visit, and lunch, I really wanted to call for a pickup, but I ended up braving the windy ride home. I only made it up one block of Stone this time, but some day I’ll be back in shape. Sigh.