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?
posted by kendra at 11:28 PM