5.25.2008

The Happiest Kid on the Block



I used to read a book to my kids called "The Happiest Kid on the Block". Well I think that Austin now deserves the title. Last week Cameron took Austin's training wheels off his bike. This kid is a dare devil to the core and the training wheels were becoming more dangerous than helpful. It took Austin (no exaggeration) exactly two minutes to ride on his own.
The pictures say it all - he is the happiest boy on the block. That night he checked on his bike twice before bed to make sure the training wheels were still off, and at 6:30 the next morning the garage door opened so he could check on his bike again. Seriously, this kid's bike is his prized possession. I think we may be in for some trips to the ER soon. Watch the video and see what I mean. If you listen closely you can even hear him PANTING because he's riding so fast. Crazy kid!

I know you can't help but notice his purple soccer socks, khakis, and crocs - well that's his own creation. Austin loves to mis-match his clothes and he really likes to find the oddest things to wear. Our deal is that I get to help him choose his clothes before we go somewhere but he can wear whatever he wants while we're at home. Who am I to stand in the way of happiness by purple socks?
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6 comments:

Brandy & Boyz said...

Wow, they grow up so fast!
Ok, so are you going to be in Co Springs by July 20 something? We are coming to Denver for Cobys sisters wedding, maybe we could stay a day later or come earlier to come visit!

Kasey said...

I have to say, I was wondering what the heck he had on his legs! That kid cracks me up. He is so good on his bike! I can't believe how fast he is going...he is definitely a daredevil!

Hillary said...

Way to go Austin! He is so good and FAST! I can see what you mean when you say an ER visit is in the near future.

Andrea said...

He is fast! And I personally love the purple sock- crocs combo. It is very Colorado! ;)

Nic@Nite said...

That is SO funny! I love how serious he is about it. I can't believe how fast he is going for just learning how. McKell is the opposite of Austin!

510Jen said...

oh my he is CRUISIN. good job austin.