Last week Ben came home on an earlier train and we took advantage of the pretty weather by going on a family bike ride. It was a good way to forget about the stress of that week and just enjoy time with these cute kiddos.
Except that it translated into Ben and I helping each of the boys on their bikes the entire way. :)
We had downgraded Eli to the 12" Craigslist bike (though I'm thinking he'll be fine doing the 16" again soon) after he biffed it big time on the bigger bike on his birthday. He's not super fast on either bike and it's tricky with the bumpy, uneven Chicago sidewalks.
And Charlie loves his hand-me-down balance bike (complete with pink bike bell :) But ohhh my aching back from bending over almost the entire time helping Charlie not fall over! Ben took over the Charlie balancing job on the ride home, thank goodness.
Once we got to the park, the kids just wanted to play games and run around the basketball court.
Love these boys! Summer is so great.