10.25.2009

Big day

Pumpkin, 10-25-09
It was a big day at our house today. First of all, Halloween is coming up, so we made jackolanterns. Maybelle enjoyed hanging out with the pumpkins, but she hasn't seen them lit up yet because she goes to bed while it's still light out.

The second thing we did was even more exciting--something I've been looking forward to since Maybelle was born. Biffle attached her bike seat to one of our bikes, and we took her out riding! She is not such a fan of having to wear a helmet--that was a bit of a battle, but we made it a little easier by putting a knit cap on her head before we put the helmet on. Since she has no hair, we thought maybe she needed a buffer. We got the smallest bike helmet we could find, but it still dwarfs her little head.

She's not sure yet how she feels about riding a bike. You'll notice that one person in the picture below looks very happy, and the other one looks pretty wary.
Biking
We got the seat that puts her in front, so she can feel the wind and see everything. I hope this excellent vantage point will help her decide that biking is great fun.

13 comments:

The Mom said...

How cute! I love both those photos!

claire said...

Maybelle is ready to go! I love the pink cap peeking out underneath her helmet. She may not be ecstatic yet -- but what freedom to tool about town!

grace said...

What a great choice getting a seat in the front! That is so exciting and maybe she will decide that she likes the ride! Is Maybelle dressing up for Halloween?

Cindy said...

It is so fun to expose them to your loves. I hope she ends up loving it as much as you do! And the picture is priceless!

mary piepmeier said...

yay! fun blog.

Ula said...

omg. that picture of you 2 biking is PRICELESS! i love it.

Alison said...

Thanks for all the love, folks. Grace, Maybelle is indeed dressing up for Halloween. But you'll have to keep reading the blog to see what her costume is...I'm not giving it away yet!

micahblaise said...

oh. my. goodness!
that bike picture is the number one best picture ever! it even beats the smeared-in-banana-cake shot. her face is priceless!

ps: you should ask maybelle if she wants to be a part of halloween-eve critical mass.
pps: just kidding.

Quiche said...

Aw! Great pics! She'll be a bike rider yet! You'll have to make her some pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie with the gutted pumpkins- she'd love it (:

Meg said...

Oh my lord....I always say something like that (weird southern good-girl statement like "Lordy B!") when I see something this cute. I almost can't stand how cute this is. I have to get to taking some pics of Olive....totally falling down on the job. Olive's so jealous about that bikeride!

slittle said...

I look forward to the day when she sasses, "where's YOUR helmet, mom?"

:o) Great photo

Tawanda Bee said...

Pure unadulterated joy!

Anonymous said...

Ride of the Valkyries!

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