Spring is in full swing in Colorado, and we figured it was high time for both some bike rides and kite flying. Some friends of Lara’s had a used bike trailer that was perfect for Alex, and we splurged at the REI spring member’s sale for a “WeeHoo” for Evan. The WeeHoo is also a trailer, but the child sits in a seat and can pedal. The final piece of the puzzle was a bike for Lara. We went shopping Friday afternoon and picked one out. She told me “it has been a while” since she rode a bike, but she didn’t tell me until we were at the store that it had been since high school! Luckily the saying is true – it’s like riding a bike.
So we tried out all our new toys on a ride to a new park on Sunday afternoon. Both boys loved it. Alex said “more!” Evan said “eta fun!” It also helped that the park we rode to was next to an elementary school with 3 additional playgrounds. Oh, the choices! I only thought to take a picture of Alex in his trailer. I’ll have to get on of Evan on his later.
Later that afternoon we walked to our local park for some kite flying. The wind was somewhat uncooperative, and it’s probably been 30 years since either Lara or I flew a kite, but we managed. I think the boys enjoyed that even more than riding bikes. Alex couldn’t stop giggling for the first 20 minutes. Evan ran up and down the field trying to get his in the air. What a great way to burn off that excess energy!