So, I don't know what took us so long to take off the training wheels of Aana's bike. Mostly my fear, I guess...and my feeble attempt to protect my daughter from the increased possibilty of road rash and broken bones...but Larry decided to take the matter in his own hands. I went outside to leave and he had taken the training wheels off...and she was riding down the road. It was done!
I don't know why I was expecting it to be more like a ceremony...where we take pictures...talk about bike safetly, give her a pep talk...and run beside her for a long time to steady her and help her practice, but... It took less than five minutes and it is over! No major accidents yet, and I keep counting my blessings that we live near a queit culdesac so I don't have to worry as much.
Also...Aana had her first official day of school today and she was trilled! She has been dying to go to school and is just dissapointed that it is only a half day. There were no tears...for either of us...because I knew how excited she was... I am just amazed at how fast kids grow!