It’s Official…Olivia’s riding her bike!

Remember back here when I told you about this awesome bike? Remember here when it finally arrived? Well, it’s all put together and she’s riding it!!

I’ll have you know that I am absolutely terrible at putting things together. I’m a whiz at math, but ask me to put something together and I’m a total idiot. I’ve been waiting for Matt to put her bike together for a while now, but there was no rush because there was a foot of snow on the ground. Now that the weather is nice, I just couldn’t take it anymore and decided to put it together myself. I did it!! Of course I couldn’t have done it without Gabe who told me when parts were backwards or didn’t look like the picture. Oh, thank you, my 7-year-old son.

Olivia watched us put it together and was so excited when it was ready. It even came with a brand new helmet and license plate!! She got right on and rode away. The whole time I’m getting teary and clapping my hands like a seal on speed and she’s shouting “I’m doing it! I’m doing it!” and the boys are saying “Can I ride it next? No me! I’m next! I’m oldest, I go first!”

It was nothing short of spectacular, I tell you. She’s ridden it every day after school this week. We’re going to take her to a parking lot this weekend and let her rip so she doesn’t have to worry about steering because that is really tripping her up. We need to get off the 18 inch sidewalk for sure. But…she’s doing it and she likes it and that is all that matters to me!

19 responses to “It’s Official…Olivia’s riding her bike!

  1. WAHOOOOO!!!! I’ve been waiting to hear about this! I’m SOOOO excited!!! Can I invite myself over after school some day to see her on it???

  2. I remember the first time she rolled over (I think Gabe was responsible for that too!)!!!! I’m so excited for her – and for you!!! What an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Yay!!! Congratulations Olivia. I bet you are so happy.

  4. Ah, what delight!!

  5. Super! I LOVE it!

  6. I’m so excited for her!!!

  7. How wonderful! And the phrase “seal on speed” made me laugh out loud at 7am, which is absolutely unheard of. 🙂

  8. Woo hoo for Olivia!!! That bike is rockin’! You can tell she is going to have a ton of fun on it.

    And “like a seal on speed”…Hysterical!

  9. Congrats to your persistent girl! That’s great!

  10. Way to go Olivia!! You’re a rockstar on the bike too!!!

  11. That is so great! Way to go Olivia – and mommy for putting it together! 🙂

  12. midlifemommy07

    Yey Olivia! That is so great!

  13. That is wonderful! I am very proud of you for putting it together. I’m a relatively intelligent person, but when it comes to assembling things I’m only good at cursing.

  14. That is so exciting to see. Yay, Olivia!

  15. Yay Olivia!! Stick with it girl.

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  18. They have one of these at Violet’s therapy and I was thinking about getting it. Looks awesome!

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