Monday, August 1, 2011


This summer has been a big one for Regan, a summer of discovery! She has not only learned to swim but wait for it.... wait for it...... she is now a BIG bike rider. She wanted a new bike for Christmas but when Daddy told her that "it won't have training wheels." she didn't like that idea and quickly changed her wish list. A few weeks ago while we were having one of Bubba's home visits Regan went to play at a friends house. While at this friends home she discovered that riding a BIG bike wasn't so scary after all, she even managed to stay up for a few seconds. When she got home she told Mommy and Daddy that "I NEED a new bike... I just have to have one!!!!" We agreed but then told her that she needed to buy it herself. She went to the store with Daddy and picked out the perfect one, it was $80. She came home and counted out her money.... "I only have $30 ... this is going to take forever!!!"

This is where her little business woman skills kicked in. I had been trying for a long time to get her to get rid of some toys that she has out grown. Then she asked..."Can I sell my kitchen??" I told her that she could, this was one of the items I was trying to get her to part with. She had me take a picture then I posted the picture on FB with her asking price of $50. With in five minutes the kitchen was sold!!! She was beyond excited!!! The next day our friends came to pick up the kitchen and she had the last of her bike money. She went with her Daddy to the store to buy her perfect bike.  
She was a natural and with a little help from Daddy she was ridding her bike by herself in no time!
{side note: after putting on all of her saftey gear she looked at my and said "coach
 would be so proud!" if you know Coach then you know why this is too funny.}

In no time at all she had left us all in her dust............
Bubba and I ran to try to catch her.
{side note: running, while pushing a wheel chair, and taking a picture... not easy.}
After some fun bike ridding we headed over to feed the ducks.
Bubba LOVES to throw the bread at the ducks.

This is when I really became a proud Mommy.....
Regan came over and gave Bubba the last piece of bread, with out being asked. :)
I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of my little seven year old girl.

I am proud that she found a way to buy the bike herself.
I am proud that she so quickly became an offical bike rider.
I am proud of what an amazing big sister she is.
I am proud to be her Mommy!


Cheyenne said...

This is such a great blog! Kudos for raising wonderful kiddos :)

Rachel said...

YAY for Regan!

Itty Bit just started riding a big bike this weekend, and decided that he wanted to beg to get the training wheels back on, hee hee!

Bubba, you are brave! I once had a goose bite me, and now I throw the bread and RUN! :)

Brooke said...

Thanks for sharing, you have such a sweet lovin family

Tawny said...

She is such an amazing little girl! I love talking to her and being around her. She is a sweetie and so smart.

Foursons said...

Wow, she has had a HUGE summer! I am very impressed that she earned all the money herself to buy her bike, such a grown-up decision.

Susan said...

Hooray for Regan!! Such a mature young lady! And a beautiful bike she picked for herself, too! Honestly, was there ever a better sister than Regan is to Bubba? She's heart-melting sweet! No wonder you're proud!