Saturday, December 17, 2011

He Rides!

It has been awhile since Aaron has hit any major milestones. When he was still a teeny baby, I did start off tracking baby milestones in a notebook but that practice was abandoned soon after he rolled over for the first time. And after he started doing the basic things like walking, talking and going to the bathroom by himself, I not only didn't write them down, I probably also stopped thinking in terms of 'milestones' for him. I'm a little ashamed to say that much of my record of his life is right here on this blog. 


Anyway, its time for another 'milestone' to be recorded here. Aaron is finally riding a bike! This has taken longer than I expected. I started teaching him in September 2009. Thats over two years ago! Perhaps its another one of those things that they'll do when they're ready. Previously, he insisted on leaving the trainer wheels on all the time. He finally outgrew that first bike I got him and when we got him a flashy new Lightning McQueen bike, I said it didn't come with any trainer wheels. 


I think this accomplishment deserves more than just a photo. Here's a video instead...


video


Richard and I got our exercise by taking turns jogging next to him around that oval. Maybe next time we'll be able to sit back and relax. Oh wait.... there's still Adrian. 


Here is a final photo. Is it just me or do you also see a proud look of satisfaction on his face?



I wonder if this blog will still be around when he starts driving...





3 comments:

Scott and Elaine said...

Yey! Well done Aaron! Very proud of you! Good job mum and dad for persevering with the teaching! Merry Christmas and happy new year! Btw.. Do you think we will see each other before you go back to m'sia?

Mike said...

He looked like he was hauling a**. He'll be out pacing dad in no time.

Fiona said...

Was that Adrian's voice? That was so cute. n congratulations Aaron. He's going to do the 'look mum, no hands' stance next, soon. :)