Learning to ride

So a few weeks ago, D-man learned to ride a bike! Let me preface this by saying that he’s 3 1/2, he has a balance bike, but had no interest whatsoever in a bike with pedals. Then one day, he just decided to go for it. He told me he was going to ride his big boy bike. No training wheels, no nothing. No joke, it took him less than 10min and he was riding all by himself! He even learned how to start and stop! Now I don’t know about anyone else but I did NOT learn to ride a bike at 3, and I definitely did not learn to ride in 1 day. So obviously, as a proud mama, I immediately jumped to the conclusion that my child was some kind of bike riding prodigy. Luckily for me I have family members with the power of google at their fingertips and I was assured that he was completely normal for his age.... Apparently kids today learn to ride bikes at 3… Who knew? So yeah, I’m still his proud Mama and I had to post a few from his latest milestone :-)

Road Trippin

Mood: Wanderlust

Music: Road Trippin' - Dan and Shay

I have a confession to make.  Even though I live an amazing life with an amazing family I'm still consumed by wanderlust at times...  Like a small part of me is missing when I'm not out in the woods or hiking in the mountains. Any of you feel the same?  Having grown-up-jobs and two littles (under 2 1/2) tends to make travel harder than it used to be when it was just me and J and I find myself dreaming of just getting out on the road, having no plan, and just seeing where the road takes me.  Nowadays we have to plan everything because Lord forbid we forget a favorite toy or binkie... but I'm hoping against hope that somehow I can raise my littles to be wanderers/adventurers. Lovers of nature and seekers of beauty.  Now to figure out how to do that while living in the burbs of the East Bay.  Anyone have any ideas?  If so please share!