Sweet Surprise

Megan wanted to share a sweet surprise today. Here it is in her own words.

I surprised Daddy by asking him if he could teach me how to ride my bike. And I surprised him by showing him how good I was doing on riding my bike.

The girls and Mark taught me how to ride my bike without training wheels. We have been practicing a few weeks sneakily with out Daddy knowing. I wanted to surprise him. I surprised him a lot!

He was like “how do you do it so well without practicing?”

It was hard to learn to ride. I was scared of falling and I wanted my sister to always hold me.  Sometimes they would let go and I would fall. Then I wanted to stop! They would make me get on my bike and try again. I would pedal and steer and my legs got stronger and I got better.  Yesterday I could ride just a tiny tiny bit without help.  Today, I did very very good. I could even ride down the hill.


When I learned how, everybody rode their bikes with me to celebrate!

It has been very sweet watching the kids work together to teach Megan. I know that she will still “hitch” rides with them on their bikes, because they can go so much faster, but I love that they all worked together to encourage and help her learn.

What’s Up at the Symphony?

Today, my dad’s band played at a nearby elementary school. A few months ago, the conductor asked if Mark would help with the piece, “What’s Up at the Symphony.” Mark recruited Megan to help him.

Mark was dressed up as an oversized rabbit. The costume he wore was hard to see through, so Megan became his “seeing eye carrot”, making sure he did not trip. She also got to dance and skip around with Mark.

They did a great job and the students enjoyed them very much. I wonder how many little ones wished they could be Megan and dance with the super tall rabbit!

Weaving

After watching Adrian make a potholder, Megan decided she wanted to learn how to make them also. With just a little bit of help, she can create an entire potholder by herself now.

They love weaving a potholder one day and then taking it apart to use the elastics in another potholder later. It is fun to see all the unique designs they come up with.

Essie and Jonathan

Yesterday, Jonathan came over to visit. The kids had fun rolling a ball for him to chase and playing silly little games with him. He moved a lot and played hard!

We knew he was tired, but he would not stop until his Momma came to get him.  She left the room for a minute and he burst into tears.  Before too long he was snuggled up to Essie and sound asleep!

Of course, I enjoyed the chance to photograph an adorable little boy!