Today coulda been so cool! Brandt and I were going to take the bus for the first time to go downtown to the Denny Park play area opening celebration, complete with face painting, balloon animals, and live band. It was also Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day with big boat parade, but due to the weather we skipped that, too.
I took advantage of the situation and napped much of the day while Dan and Brandt did who knows what. And I got a little outdoor time, too, taking Brandt for rides on his new (free!) bike at 7am and 4pm, in between rain showers. He doesn’t pedal yet, but he tries to now and again. And he loves pushing his way over obstacles, like the two cement curbs in the neighbor’s driveway. He loves this bike so (too) much that I’ve taken to leaving and entering the house through the back door so he doesn’t see the thing and insist on riding it.
Brandt and I went to W.O.W. (Women on Wheels) at Gregg’s Cycles last night so we could get free stuff and free food and meet Jennie Reed, Olympian and World Champion track cyclist. It was really fun, but we had to leave before the show was over when Mr. Molar teething toddler started chewing on bike tires.
W.O.W. inspired me to finally get the bike out of the garage and ride around Green Lake today. I only managed one lap because it was so cold my ears and hands got frostbite. Brandt’s ears were OK from the helmet, but his hands got pretty cold, too. Mittens for both and a hat for me next time.
I’m not sure where Brandt got the idea to ride his bike with xylophone/piano thingy. We saw lots of bikes at the show last night, but nothing like this.
It’s snowing so we had a white Christmas today. Delivery trucks have been stranded all over town, but luckily the bike I ordered came. It’s a little too big for Brandt (I just noticed it’s for ages three and up, oops!), but he seems ready for pedals and Dan rolled up a towel so he could sit far enough forward to reach them. It’s the Plan Toys Wooden Trike and it was 60% off and while it’s very cute, it hasn’t got much of a turning radius and it doesn’t pedal very easily.
Big news: we moved to Seattle the day before Thanksgiving. It’s cold here. We haven’t been brave enough to venture out of the house every day, but I figure we’ll toughen up.
With all this indoor time, Brandt has figured out how to steer his Radio Flyer Scoot About. He needs help getting over the lip into the kitchen, but otherwise he can scoot all over the first floor.