3rd and 2nd grade with the best teachers at the best school. go wolves!
before we headed back to school (too early in august if you ask me) we had one last vacation to the beach to visit our buddies who have been in brazil for the past year. it was so great to see them and play in the sand for a few days. it was the perfect end to a great summer. complete with brooks learning to ride his bike without training wheels. he had gotten pretty comfortable riding around with the training wheels on and didn't seem to mind. we kept telling him that he could do it, he just had to try a few times. maybe fall once or twice but that he would learn. well, the word "fall" kept him from even considering it. until our buddy mimi, who is 4, zoomed past brooks on her tiny 2-wheeled bike. that was just the motivation he needed and one try later we were on two wheels. when i asked him what made him want to try he said, "mimi rode by me on two wheels and she's 4!" a little peer pressure never hurts, right?
sitting at the water's edge, just where he likes it.
toes in the water, butt in the sand. we could get used to this.
beach nap with our buddy, mimi.
this may or may not of been right before she decided to throw an epic 2 year old fit and throw sand at me when i put her in time out. please tell me they get easier at 3.
no stopping him once he learned. we went on a bike ride every morning, afternoon and night.
the candy bar! a new favorite spot.
she wasn't sure what to do, she wanted it all.
someone thought this looked like a good choice. um, try again bubba.
sweet friends and beach buddies.
we survived with 6 kids at the beach and celebrated with a dinner out. till next time, hopefully sooner than later.