Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jackson's Bike

Jackson has always been one who loves adventure. He is a particularly devotee of things with wheels. Jared and Camryn have really been into riding their bikes recently. Jackson, as usual, is following suit. He LOVES to ride his big wheel trike, even though he doesn't know how to pedal yet. 

And just putting around on the street isn't enough for this boy. No, no, no... he has to take his trike to the top of the hill on our street, lift his feet up and go catapulting down kamikaze-style.
Going up....
Look out below!
Let's do that again!         
Jackson doesn't have any brakes, so he improvises his own. 
Hit the brakes.
Note to self-- next time do not let your two-year-old go catapulting down the street on his trike wearing his church shoes. I seem to have a hard time getting video to work on my blog, but just in case it works this time, I'm going to try posting a video of Jackson doing his thing.

Addy thought watching him was very entertaining. Luckily, she's a bit too young to try it out herself yet. Just give her a year or two.... :)
P.S. This week Addy has taken three steps by herself and she has two new words: "yes" and "yeah." You add this to "mama" and "dada" and she is a talking machine! :)

1 comment:

janeannechovy said...

Holy cow that kid is nuts. I'm so sorry.

When we were little, my brother and I had Big Wheels--the original, all-plastic ones. Well, I guess they had metal axles, but that was about it. Anyway, unless you got the fancy kind with the spinout hand brake on the right rear wheel, they had no brakes. Usually we would just stop by locking a knee, stopping the pedal rotation, and skidding to a stop. This unfortunately resulted in uneven wear on the front wheel, leading to a bumpy ride. To avoid a front wheel out of round, my brother took to using his feet as brakes. This of course made my mom mad because of the shoe damage. Worse, though, was that he became so habituated to this style of stopping that he once did it without shoes on. Ouch.