Sunday, December 27, 2009

Em's Christmas Bike

Our Christmas was nice and relaxing. DH was able to have Friday and Saturday off work for a true 3-day weekend. We spent time with his sister and her husband on Thursday night. Christmas morning was just DH, Em and I with our presents for one another and from Santa. Then we went to Nana & Papa's (DH's parents) house in the afternoon for more presents, yummy food, and some nice hanging out time. Em's big item from Santa this year was a B.arbie bicycle. She LOVES it as evidenced below...


When she first saw the bicycle. (See the little tiny bike attached to the handlebars? It's removable, but is there so that a B.arbie can ride along with Em as she bike rides.)



Excuse the red eye, I haven't edited this batch of pics yet. Em in her nightgown, Christmas socks, and posing on her new bike. She even opened some presents ON the bike, as she didn't want to get down. Too cute!

Unfortunately for Em, it was rainy all day on Christmas, so she was unable to ride much other than in our kitchen and foyer.

Yesterday, however was nice out. We headed to the park where Em quickly became acclimated with her new bike and was pedaling around the sidewalk trails like a pro by the end of our park visit.



We cracked up when after riding for awhile, Em agreed to "park her bike" and play on the park equipment. DH and I meant that she could leave the bike near the area where we were standing, but Em insisted on parking it by the actual bike rack. Too funny!









"Mom, you're embarrassing me...stop taking all of these pictures!"

And before I get a lot of bike helmet safety comments---yes, we've adjusted her helmet so that it sits lower on her forehead now. :)



We enjoyed watching Em do laps around the park, singing nearly the entire way. I'm afraid she's inherited my habit (which was passed to me from my Mom and her mother before her) of making up songs to sing. Example, "I'm pedaling around the park, around the park, yes I'm pedaling around the park on my bike from Santa."




When asked what her favorite part of the day was, Em responded it was when DH and I sat down at a picnic table and let her ride around by herself. Ode to Miss Independent. My heart smiled. :)

16 comments:

Carrie27 said...

So glad you were able to enjoy 3 days with your entire family.

I still remember receiving my first bike, I thought it was the greatest thing.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Yeah for the long weekend with your hubby! And OMG! How proud and cute is Miss Emma?! What a big girl. This will no doubt be a Christmas she remembers for years to come.

Frank Jump said...

Enjoy your bike from Santa!

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh, that is too cute!

Jacksmom said...

How cute! Jack got a Thomas bike for Christmas and thanks to all the snow we had which just melted, he has only ridden in the kitchen. It sounds like she's very happy with her bike, and oh so independent!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Happy ICLW!

Mai said...

Your DD is absolutely adorable..I love her glasses!! And yay for a long (and hopefully relaxing) weekend for everyone =)

[cre] said...

How cute!!!

ICLW

Beautiful Mess said...

Awwww how sweet! I love her bike, that's very fancy!

I'm glad you enjoyed your Christmas. It sounds very relaxing.
*HUGS*

Danifred said...

Looks like we both have little bike riders on our hands :)
How cute is she parking her little bike in that rack? What a perfect picture!

tbonegrl said...

Those pics are too cute! WTG em!!!

Sunny said...

What a lucky girl, to get such a special gift from Santa. She is so happy in the pictures! I'm glad you guys had a nice holiday.

Lynn said...

Too cute! So glad she likes her bike :D She looks fantastic on it!

Btw, I also make up songs to sing and have done since I was little. I prefer to say its a creative mind :D

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Hey there,
I know ICLW is over but I wanted to come over her and say thanks for your visit and kind words! I've popped you on my blogroll now too and look forward to getting to know you!
Rosie

Mrs. Gamgee said...

You have the sweetest little girl! I love that she parked her bike in the bike rack... so cute!

It sounds like you had a good Christmas! Sending lots of happy New Year wishes your way!

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