Thursday, April 17, 2008


I bought bikes for Christian and I on Tuesday. I found a used bike for myself at Goodwill for 39.99 and Christian got a new bike. I also had to buy helmets, I picked up a child carrier seat for Laim and I needed a tire pump as well. I also want to ride my bike to work which is in the dark, so I have to buy reflector tape and a light. We had to get bike locks and I need a backpack to get my stuff to work. Getting bikes is expensive. David also needs a new bike and I would like to get something for Liam.
Christian is totally ready for a bike with training wheels. We went to the library Tuesday and he had his maiden outing. He did great.
I have not been on a bike since 1989 and when I took a trail run out on my street, it was obvious. I decided that I need to take a few trips around the block and to work before I try putting Liam on the back. David is putting the final touches on the childseat right now and we have to get the seat right and I will go take a little ride this morning alone. When I say ride, I mean like Brady Bunch ride up and down my street. Portland has some wonderful bike trails and it will be fun to get the family on them.

I am the family photographer, so we will not have any pictures of the hall of shame known as my getting re-aquainted with bicyling.
Here is another layout I did with Liam playing in the compost bin. I used Boy Oh Boy by Doin in Digi at Designs in Digital.


Heather Watson Digital Elements said...

I feel your pain. Last year, I tried to ride a bike for the first time in many years. It was NOt a pretty sight! Great LO!

AfriDigiDiva said...

That's a cute layout! Michelle, I really like your blog.

Char said...

I don't know if I could ride a bike anymore. I tried a few years ago, and it was NOT easy. So much for just getting back on and going - whoever says that is WRONG! Kudos to you for trying!

Victoria said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing with your family and for yourself! Albeit, a bit on an expense to get all geared up! I love your comment about "the hall of shame", too funny! Best wishes on your two-wheeled activities. Cute layouts, too! :)

movefearlessly said...

i can't remember the last time i was on a bike! i love that layout.

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